Wes Yin is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy at UCLA and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Yin is currently on leave while serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Microeconomic Analysis at the Department of Treasury. Prior to that, Yin was a Senior Economist in the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He also taught at Boston University and the University of Chicago, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University.
Yin's research interests are in the areas of health, economic development, industrial organizations and public finance. His current research studies the relationship between economic growth and the formation of private markets; and how information, income, and competitive forces impact the delivery of health care in developed and developing countries.