Jason Wong

EducationJason Wong

  • B.S. in Environmental Economics, University of Maryland, 2013
  • B.A. in Germanic Studies, University of Maryland, 2013
  • M.A. in Sustainable Development, Columbia University, 2016
  • Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development at Columbia University

Fields: Environmental, Development, Transportation Economics, Field Experiments

Lab Role: Exchange Scholar

Email: jcywong@mit.edu

Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~jw3144/

As an Exchange Scholar at the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment, I am working with Dr. Robert Malina and Dr. Florian Allroggen on the economic impacts of aviation connectivity. I am also interested in individual decision making for impure public goods, climate change impacts on aviation, and the evaluation of well-being changes due to natural and man-made disasters.

Originally from Hong Kong, I have since lived in Shanghai, Washington D.C., Charleston, SC, Miami, FL, Hamburg, Germany, and most recently New York City. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Outside of the lab, I have developed a passion for languages. I speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and German fluently and hope to add French to my repertoire while in Boston.

Works in Progress:

Blue Sky Thinking: Aviation Connectivity and Quaternary Sector Innovation

Will you offset me? Paternalism, Accountability, and Individual Carbon Offsets

Improving Accountability in Electricity Supply: A Field Experiment in Rural India (with J. Urpelainen and B. Blankenship)

Holistic Well-Being Evaluation of Gulf Coast Communities: Synthesizing Socioeconomic, Health and Environmental Data (with A. Zhang, S. M. Marx, T. Chandler)

Selected Work and Presentations:

Jason C.Y. Wong. 2013. Investigating a Potential Incentive Program to Encourage the Adoption of Rain Gardens: A Study of Contingent Behavior in Howard County, Maryland. Honors Thesis in Environmental Economics, University of Maryland. College Park, MD. 55 pp.

Wong, J. 2012. Economic Resilience and Well-being of Gulf Communities: _ Environmental Disaster Events and Changes in Economic Diversity. Presented at the NOAA Student Science and Education Symposium. Silver Spring, MD.

Wong, J. 2012. Climate Policy and Actor Networks: Interactive Climate Simulators – A Missing Actant. Presented at the Atlantic Coast Conference “Meeting of the Minds” Undergraduate Research Conference, Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA

Wong, J. 2011. “Navigable” and the Clean Water Act – Legislation to Clarify Federal Jurisdiction is Necessary. Presented at College Park Scholars Academic Showcase. College Park, MD.