Amir Jina is an environmental and development economist and focuses his research on the role of the environment and environmental change in the shaping how societies develop. He uses applied economic techniques combined with methods from climate science and remote sensing to understand the impacts of climate in both rich and poor countries and has conducted fieldwork related to climate change adaptation with communities in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Uganda.
Asst. Prof. Jina is a founding member of the Climate Impact Lab, an interdisciplinary collaboration examining the socioeconomic impacts of climate change around the world and previously worked with the Red Cross/Red Crescent in South Asia. In addition, he is senior fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC).