About me

I am a research scientist at JD.com Silicon Valley Lab and I recently graduated from a PhD in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

I am interested in data-driven projects that will help policy makers and business units take better informed decisions. My research uses a mixture of economic modelling and causal inference methods.

Recent(ish) Highlights:

We evaluates the efficacy of anti-contagion policies designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. While the economic and social costs of these policies are highly visible the health benefits, in the form of infections and deaths that would have occurred but are instead avoided or dela- yed, are unseen.

Joint work with the Global Policy Lab. [link to paper] | [media coverage]

- Recipient of the 2019 Sidney Hoos Award for Best Second-Year Econometrics Paper.

Sébastien Annan-Phan

Research Scientist, PhD
Agricultural & Resource Economics
University of California, Berkeley


Google Scholar


  • Doctoral Fellow, Global Policy Laboratory, Goldman School of Public Policy (2018–)
  • Junior Researcher, Chaire European Electricity Markets, University Paris-Dauphine (2013- )
  • © 2020 Sébastien Annan-Phan