Ling is a Ph.D. student in the department of Economics,
whose primary fields are public and labor economics. Her current research
focuses on workplace safety. One of her papers “Helping nurses or hurting
patients: the effect of OSHA inspections in nursing facilities,” examines the
effect of government enforcement of safety standards and finds enforcement
reduces injuries among the workers but leads to worse quality of service. She
presented this paper at the annual meeting of Midwest Economic Association (MEA)
in April 2017 and, is scheduled to present it at the annual meeting of Society
of Labor Economists (SOLE) in May 2017.
Ling works with Professor Perry Singleton in CPR. One of their
joint papers examines the effect of OSHA inspections on workplace injury rates
and they are currently working on assessing the effect of unionization on
Recently, Ling was also selected as an Outstanding TA Award
recipient for 2017.
Ling joined the doctoral program in economics in 2013 and has
been a graduate associate at CPR since 2015. Prior to coming to Syracuse, Ling
graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in 2013 with her
bachelor’s degree in economics. She also studied as an exchange student at
McGill University in Montreal, Canada during her junior year. Ling is currently
in her fourth year and is expected to be on the job market next year.