Bixuan Sun

postdoctoral fellow

Bixuan Sun is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her research examines policies assisting with the transition to cleaner, more efficient energy systems using both economic theories and empirical methods. Currently she is working with Prof. Gabe Chan to investigate what factors drive innovation in energy technologies and the role of spillovers in government investment. In addition, Bixuan’s work has applied machine learning methods to policy evaluation to draw unique insights into heterogeneous policy effectiveness and how to improve program performance. Bixuan received her PhD in applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 2018 and her B.A. degree in economics from the University of Minnesota-Morris in 2013. She is originally from Henan province, China and has lived in Minnesota since 2011.


Methods for Calculating Avoided Distribution Costs in the Value of Solar (Docket No. M-13-867). (Public Comment)