Carl Lin is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, USA, a Research Fellow at China Institute for Income Distribution in Beijing, China, and a Research Fellow at Center for Research in Econometric Theory and Applications of National Taiwan University. Before Bucknell, he taught at Beijing Normal University from 2011 to 2015. His research is in the areas of labor economics and applied econometrics in which he focuses on minimum wages, immigration, and rural-urban migrants in China.
A native of Taiwan, he holds a B.A. in Economics from National Taiwan University and a master's degree from Georgetown University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2011.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in September 2011 and became a Research Fellow in October 2011.