Research Assistant Professor
100D University Gateway
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Phone: (213) 740-0034
Ph.D. in Geography
Pennsylvania State University
Energy and Climate Policy, Energy and Environmental Economics, Economics of Natural and Man-made Disasters
Dan Wei is a Research Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on economic consequence analysis of natural or man-made hazards, modeling of economic impacts of climate mitigation policies, and analysis of market-based GHG mitigation policy instruments. Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Public Policy, Ecological Economics, The Energy Journal, Environment and Planning A, International Regional Science Review, Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Regional Science Policy and Practice, Contemporary Economic Policy, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, Economic Systems Research, Earthquake Spectra, Risk Analysis, Natural Hazards Review, and Transport Policy. Dr. Wei’s current projects include development and application of an economic framework to evaluate resilience in recovering from major port disruptions for California Department of Transportation, analysis of economic impacts of the HayWired earthquake scenario for U.S. Geological Survey, and evaluation of alternative modeling approaches for the NY Prize Microgrid projects.
Dr. Wei worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in SPPD (now the USC Price School) from 2007 to 2010. She holds a B.E. degree in Engineering Physics and an MSc degree in Public Policy from Tsinghua University, and a Ph.D. in Geography from The Pennsylvania State University.