Professor Ginger Zhe Jin received her PhD from UCLA in 2000 and is Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently on leave as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. She has been Research Associate of NBER since 2012.
Most of her research focuses on information asymmetry among economic agents and how to provide information to overcome the information problem. The applications she has studied include restaurant food safety, health insurance, prescription drugs, online trading, online reviews, regulatory inspection, scientific innovation, air quality, blood donation, and the intrafamilial interaction between parents and children. Her research has been published in economics, management and marketing journals, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Net Institute, and the Sloan Foundation.