J-PAL Affiliated Professor
University of Maryland
Jing Cai is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. She serves as Co-Chair of J-PAL's Firms sector. Her research areas are development economics and household finance. Her current research examines the growth of micro-enterprises and SMEs, impacts of tax incentives on firm behavior, and diffusion and impacts of financial innovations in developing countries. Dr. Cai is a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an affiliated professor of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). She currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Development Economics and the Economic Development and Cultural Change. She received her PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012.