Yung-Yu Tsai

PhD Student
E004 Locust Street Bldg., 615 Locust Street

Yung-Yu Tsai is a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri Truman School of Government and Public Affairs. Her research interest lies in public finance and social equity, mainly focusing on the policy area of education and taxation policy. Her recent works have examined the impact of taxation on non-profit colleges on equity and quality of higher education, the effect of teacher bias on student-teacher relationships and student achievement, as well as the impact of administrative burdens of the financial aid process on college enrollment and persistence. Her research has been published in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics and PLoS ONE.

She obtained her MPA degree from National Chengchi University (Taiwan) in 2019 and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from National Taiwan University in 2015. Before starting her graduate degree, she worked in Taiwan’s Congress (the Legislative Yuan).