R. Jisung Park is an economist with research focused on the environment and labor markets. He is interested in exploring how environmental factors shape economic opportunity, and the implications of climate change for economic inequality. His book Little Fires: The Hidden Costs of a Warmer World (publishing 2024) explores the hidden inequalities inherent in the climate crisis: the way a heat wave, for instance, may barely be noticed by most office workers but pose potentially life-threatening risks for landscapers and construction crews, even within the same zip code.
He was educated at Oxford University and completed his PHD at Harvard, before appointments at UCLA and Yale. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments at the School of Policy and Practice and The Wharton School.