Dr. Jing Yi serves as a faculty associate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison within the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Her research primarily centers on agricultural finance and economics, with a particular emphasis on agri-food value chains and the associated environmental implications. She also delves into information processing, big data, and machine learning. Additionally, her interests extend to international and development economics.
Prior to her role at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Yi was a faculty research associate at Cornell University within the Department of Applied Economics and Management. Her responsibilities spanned research, extension, and teaching, with a focus on agricultural finance, risk management, food system sustainability, machine learning, and policy analysis. Earlier in her career, she served as a research assistant at both the Agricultural Food and Policy Center at Texas A&M University and Auburn University.
Dr. Yi earned her bachelor's degree in Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University. She later obtained her Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.