Zaatari Refugee Camp
Harris Public Policy students visited Zaatari refugee camp as part of the 2018 Pearson International Conflict Seminar to Jordan, where they met with Syrian refugees leading NGO programming within the camp.
Ramin Kohanteb/The Pearson Institute
Research and Policy
Peizan Sheng holds an MSc in Applied Economics from Cornell University and a BS in Mathematics from Renmin University of China. His research interest lies at the intersection of poverty measurement, poverty dynamics, and machine learning methods.
Prior to joining Harris, he was a research assistant to Professor Chris Barrett. In the master's thesis, he constructed an internationally-and-intertemporally comparable, structural asset poverty measures. These measures are founded in theory, linked directly to official poverty lines, and are amenable to ML-based prediction using Earth Observation (EO) data.
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.