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    Food and Resource Economics Department

    Food and Resource Economics Department

Xinde "James" Ji

Assistant Professor

Dr. James Ji is a natural resource and environmental economist with research interests in understanding the societal impacts of resource use and environmental change. Some of his work looks at water scarcity and agriculture in the US West, non-market valuation of conservation and lake ecosystem services, and health impacts of climate change and air pollution in East and Southeast Asia. He received a PhD from Virginia Tech in 2018 and served as a Florence Levy Kay Fellow in environmental economics at Brandeis University before joining UF. 

  • Research

    Dr. Ji's research interests are Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Climate Change; Economic Development.

  • Teaching

    AEB 3450 Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

photo James Ji


1181 McCarty Hall A

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Virginia Tech, 2014-2018
    • M.S. State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2011-2013
    • B.S. Fudan University, 2007-2011
      • Exchange Student, National University of Singapore, 2009
  • Publications