Zhixiu Yu is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on labor, health, gender, and public economics. She is particularly interested in how the public insurance programs interact with the labor supply, savings, human capital formation, and welfare of their intended beneficiaries throughout the lifecycle. Her research combines rigorous macro models, rich micro data, and large-scale simulations to explore important problems at the interaction of public policy and individual behaviors in the United States.
Yu received her B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Washington in 2015. She will be on the job market during the 2021-2022 academic year.