Dan Wei is Research Assistant Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on economics of energy and climate change policies, modeling of market-based greenhouse gas mitigation policy instruments, and economic impact analysis of business interruptions due to natural or man-made hazards. She previously co-led the assessment of macroeconomic impact of state climate action plans for ten major states and regions in the U.S. and the analysis of cap and trade and/or carbon tax policies for several states and regions in the U.S. She also contributed to the capacity building of climate change action planning in provinces of China and in Baja California, Mexico. In the area of economics of natural hazards and terrorism, she made significant contribution in the studies of the economic impacts of major disaster scenarios for the U.S. Geological Survey. She holds a B.E. degree in Engineering Physics and an MSc degree in Public Policy from Tsinghua University, and a Ph.D. in Geography from The Pennsylvania State University.