Prof. Zhang Qinghua
Professor, the Department of Applied Economics, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
Dr. Qinghua Zhang is now Professor at the Department of Applied Economics in Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. She graduated from Wuhan University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in economics. She received her Ph.D in economics from Brown University. She was a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin from 2002-2004 and then at London School of Economics and Political Science from 2015-2016. She also served as a consultant for the World Bank in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2017.
Dr. Zhang has broad research interests including Urban Economics, Public Finance, Labor Search and Matching, and Applied Econometrics. She is published in many distinguished economic journals including Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Econometrics, and Journal of Development Economics. She has presented at many international academic conferences. She has led many research projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the World Bank, and international cooperative research institutions such as IGC (International Growth Center).
Dr. Zhang received the Best Paper Award from the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress in 2016 for her original work on China’s housing market. She was also awarded the First Prize in the National University Research Competition (in Social Science) awarded by the Ministry of Education of China in 2020 for her pioneering work on transportation infrastructure and urban decentralization in China. She is currently a member on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urban Economics.