Joyce Chen

Joyce Chen is an Assistant Professor in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. Her interests are in development and labor economics, specifically migration, household bargaining and human capital. Her research focuses on the complex relationships between migration, climate change, economic development, and the intra-household allocation of resources.

Content by Joyce Chen
  • Blog post

    Adapting to climate change through temporary migration in Bangladesh

    With climate change, we are seeing more extreme weather events and increasingly frequent hazards, putting agriculture and rural livelihoods at ever greater risk. Temporary migration can help households withstand these types of short-term hardships and income deficits, and may be a viable mechanism for adapting “in place” to changing environmental conditions. However,...

    29 May 2019 | Joyce Chen, Nazmul Hassan

  • Project

    Migration and climate change: Environmental vulnerability and location choice in Bangladesh

    Climate change is poised to have dramatic effects on livelihoods around the world. In an effort to minimize the damages, individuals and policymakers alike will seek out strategies for mitigation and adaptation. While migration is only one of several possible strategies, it warrants special attention. Migration is an extreme response to environmental risk, used when other...

    19 Aug 2016 | Joyce Chen