Dr. Jessie Lin

Current Field of Research

  • Farm Size, Prices and Welfare

Research interests

  • Institutions
  • Value Chains
  • Food security
  • Inverse farm-size productivity relationship


04/2017 - 05/2020:

Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, University of Goettingen

Thesis: The role of institutions on modern value chains
10/2014 - 10/2016:

Master´s in Agricultural Economics, University of Hohenheim

Master's Thesis: Opportunities and Constraints in the Ethiopian Bamboo Sector: An institutional analysis of bamboo-based value web
08/2007 - 05/2009:

Master´s in Public Policy, University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Specialization: International Development
08/2003 - 05/2007:

Bachelor of Arts, University of Utah

Majors: Psychology and International Studies

Language skills

  • English (native)
  • Mandarin-Chinese (fluent)
  • French (advanced)
  • German (basic)


Traveling, cooking, reading, hiking, running