Fudong Zhang joined Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance as an Assistant Professor in 2016 after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Michigan. Prior to his Ph.D. study, Fudong received a B.S. in economics and mathematics from Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China in 2010.
Fudong’s general research areas are macroeconomics and international economics with a special focus on inequality, housing, fiscal policy, sovereign defaults, survey measures of preferences, and the Chinese economy. In one of his recent working papers, Fudong showed a mechanism that links housing market outcomes to inequality dynamics, which can quantitatively explain the recent Chinese housing price boom.