Yang Bai received his master's in communication from the University of Southern California. Before graduate school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Yang’s academic interests mainly focus on the areas of ICT4D and Internet policy. Believing that good theories can serve as a valuable roadmap to practices, he’s very interested in applying various economic theories to analyzing various ICT4D and Internet policy issues, such as the emergence of social enterprises and the debate network neutrality. In leisure time, he likes watching soccer games and reading on world history. And if there is ample snowfall in LA’s winter, he will like to snowboard with his friends.