Ying Chen is Assistant Professor of Economics at the New School and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work mainly explores the contradictions within capitalism and how they exhibit themselves across time and places. Topics she has studied include economic development, labor, and climate change, with a special focus on the global south. She has published in journals including Environment and Development Economics, Economics and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Labor and Society, Review of Radical Political Economics, International Review of Applied Economics, etc.
Chen is a political economist by training. After completing her Ph.D. degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she joined the New School for Social Research (New York) as Assistant Professor of Economics in 2016. Following her interest in exploring the contradictions within capitalism and how they exhibit themselves at different times and in various places, her work tackles questions in three major areas: economic development, labor, and climate change, with a particular focus on the global south. Depending on the topics, she utilizes historical analysis, econometric exercise, and mathematical modeling in her various research projects.