Ginger Jin
Professor of Economics
at University of Maryland


EducationPh.D. in Economics, the University of California, Los Angeles (2000).

Academic AppointmentsGinger Zhe Jin is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2015-2017, she was on leave at the Federal Trade Commission, serving as the Director of the FTC Bureau of Economics from January 2016 to July 2017. In 2019-2020, she is on leave at Amazon. She is currently co-editor of Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, associate editor of RAND Journal of Economics, and guest senior editor for a special issue of Marketing Science on consumer protection. She has been Research Associate of NBER since 2012.

Research Field

Most of Prof.Jin's research focuses on information asymmetry among economic agents and how to provide information to overcome the information problem. The applications she has studied include retail food safety, health insurance, prescription drugs, e-commerce, online reviews, regulatory inspection, scientific innovation, air quality, blood donation, intrafamilial interaction, data regulation, and consumer protection.

Recent Work
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