Yu was born in 1998 and grew up in Gansu, China. She holds a Bachelor in Economics and a minor bachelor’s degree in Information Management and System from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, during which she spent one semester abroad at the University of Washington, Seattle. She then obtained her master’s degree in Economics from Barcelona School of Economics. She has worked on regional integration and industrial transformation as a full-time research assistant at the Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University. In the master’s project, she and her teammates focused on the effects of biased media exposure on voting behaviors in Australia. Currently, she is interested in microeconomic theory (particularly game theory) and behavioral economics, especially in the context of welfare and efficiency. She is also expecting to explore various topics intersecting with mathematics, history or sociology.
In her leisure time, she loves reading books, playing volleyball and piano, or just simply spending time in nature. Gourmet food and international cuisine usually make her day.