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Guolin Yao

Assistant Research Scientist
Guolin Yao
Assistant Research Scientist
Appalachian Laboratory


Guolin is currently working as a postdoctoral investigator at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Her primary research interests focus on international agricultural trade, agricultural policies, environmental economics, and economic modeling. She is currently involved in the project "Sustainable Agriculture in the Nexus of Food, Energy, Water and Nutrient on National and Global Scales” with Dr. Xin Zhang. Guolin obtained her doctoral degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University where she gained valuable research experiences in multidisciplinary studies. She is passionate in advancing her multidisciplinary research experiences in her future career.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Agricultural Trade
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Economic Modeling
  • Econometric Analysis


  • Purdue University, 2018, Ph.D., Agricultural Economics
  • Purdue University, 2014, M.S., Agricultural Economics
  • Purdue University, 2011, B.S., Agricultural Economics