Christina Sun

Christina Sun
PhD Candidate, Department of Economics,
University of California, Davis

Christina Sun is a PhD student in economics at the University of California, Davis, where she has been a graduate student researcher and research project manager. Her main research areas are behavioral and experimental economics with a secondary focus on the economics of education. Her current research studies the cognitive biases that influence belief formation and updating, with a focus on their implications for stereotyping and discrimination. Sun's work in education include studying long-run value added of public high schools, as well as the experience of students navigating the financial aid system with a focus on the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ students. Sun received a BS in economic analysis and a BA in mathematical sciences from Binghamton University.

updated 2024

Publications by Christina Sun
Voices From the Class of 2023
This brief examines the experiences of California high school seniors from the graduating class of 2023, offering insights into their preparation, plans, and concerns for college prior to enrollment. Drawing on results from a large-scale survey of…