Haijing (Crystal) Huang is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. Her research interests are in the areas of economic development, behavioral economics, global health, and experimental or quasi-experimental methods to evaluate international development programs.
Huang's current research focuses on health decisionmaking in low-income countries, specifically understanding and developing interventions to overcome behavioral and structural barriers to adoption of health products and behaviors.
Prior to RAND, Huang worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) conducting social development research and impact evaluation for IDB-financed projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. While at IDB, Huang assisted in a joint study with the World Bank on a conditional cash transfer program in Cambodia. She has also worked as a part-time research assistant for Innovations for Poverty Action and as a full-time research fellow at Stanford Law School. Before coming to the United States, Huang lived in China and the Philippines. She holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in international and development economics from Yale University.