Shuang Zhang


Room 1214-5

Shuang Zhang is Assistant Professor of Economics, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU. Prior to this appointment, Zhang was an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and a Visiting Scholar with the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago. Her research has secured various grants and awards, such as the National Science Foundation Award and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Junior Scholar Grant. 

Research Interests
  • Environment and Energy
  • Health
  • Development
Select Publications
  • “Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Air Purifier Markets in China” (with Koichiro Ito). Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Political Economy
  • “Land Reform and Sex Selection in China” (with Douglas Almond and Hongbin Li). Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
  • “Quantifying Coal Power Plant Responses to Tighter SO2 Emissions Standards in China” (with Valerie Karplus and Douglas Almond). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 2018
  • “The Effects of High School Closure on Education and Labor Market Outcomes in Rural China” Economic Development and Culture Change, October 2018.
  • “The Limits of Political Meritocracy: Screening Bureaucrats Under Imperfect Verifiability” (with Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato and Xiao Yu Wang), 2016, NBER WP 21963, under review
  • PhD, Economics, Cornell University
  • MA, Economics, Fudan University

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