Aimee Chin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Houston, a Research Associate in the NBER's Economics of Education Program, and an Associate Editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. She received her A.B. from Harvard University in 1994 and her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2001. Professor Chin's research is in the fields of labor and development economics, focusing on the effects of human capital investments. She has examined the role of English-language skills in the economic and social assimilation of U.S. immigrants, and the effects of various educational and social policies in the U.S., Puerto Rico and India.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2010.