Graduation Year: 2023
Research Focus: Environmental and urban economics
Amanda Ang grew up in Singapore, a island city-state just north of the equator. She got my Bachelor’s and my Master’s in Applied Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is pursuing my PhD in Economics at the University of Southern California. In 2017, she started working with the Big Data Environmental Economics and Policy group at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (Urbana, IL) as a research assistant. In 2018, their work on using data from Google Maps to evaluate the impact of a speed limit change in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was presented at the Urban Economics Association Meeting 2018 at Columbia University.
In her spare time, she enjoys classical music, history and literature. She also works with a non-profit organization that aims to provide personal and professional development to women in college in the Los Angeles area.