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Contact Information:
Yang Zhang
(607) 279 - 2568
429 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853


  • Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Expected 2018.
  • M.A., Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 2015.
  • M.S., Econometrics (Best Thesis Award), Xiamen University, China. 2012.
  • B.A. Economics, B.S. Mathematics, Wuhan University, China, 2009.
  • Short-term Visit for Competition Policy Class, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Fall 2015.

Fields of Specialization:

  • Industrial Organization, Health and Healthcare Economics, Applied Econometrics.

Grants, Awards and Fellowships:

  • Affiliate, Cornell Institute for China Economic Research, Cornell University
  • Travel Grant, Cornell University, 2016 and 2017
  • Sage Summer Fellowship, Cornell, 2013 and 2014
  • Sage Fellowship, Cornell University, 2012
  • University-wide Teaching Conference Certificate, Center for Teaching Excellence, Cornell University, 2013

Teaching Experience:

  • Introductory Microeconomics (Undergraduate) Coordinating TA for Prof. Stephanie Thomas, Fall 2017
  • American Health Care System (Undergraduate) TA for Prof. Sean Nicholson, Fall 2015 and 2016
  • Advanced Econometrics II (PhD core), TA for Prof. Jorge Stoye, Spring 2015
  • Introduction to Business Management, TA for Prof. Dave Taylor, Summer 2015
  • Introductory Microeconomics (Undergraduate) TA for Prof. Richard Burkhauser, Fall 2014
  • Cross-sectional and Panel Data (Undergraduate) TA for Prof. Francesca Molinary, Fall 2013

Research Experience:

  • RA for Prof. Colleen Carey, Department of PAM, Cornell University
  • RA for Prof. Jorge Stoye, Department of Economics, Cornell University
  • RA for Prof. Francesca Molinari, Department of Economics, Cornell University
  • RA for Prof. Levon Barseghyan, Department of Economics, Cornell University

Pre-Doctoral Research:

Doctoral Research:

  • Market Exclusivity, Entry, and Consumer Welfare: The Case of Rx-to-OTC Switch in the Anti-ulcer Drug Market (Job Market Paper)
  • The Effect of Public Incentive Program on Physician Supply: Evidence from HPSA Designation (with Samuel Kleiner)
  • The Long-term Consequences of Public Health Provision: Evidence from China (with Panle Barwick, and Yasheng Huang)
  • The Effect of Vertical Integration of Dialysis Chain with Primary Care System, [Work in Progress]
  • Will Plan B become Plan A: Evidence of Moral Hazard from the Regulation on OTC Plan B Accessibility [Work in Progress]


  • IIOC Rising Star Session (International IO conference), Boston, 2017
  • EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics) Conference, Lisbon, 2016
  • Health Economics Workshop, Industrial Organization Workshop, Cornell University, 2015, 2016
  • The Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, 2012

Professional Service:

  • Referee for: Journal of Labor Economics
  • Organizer, Industrial Organization Meeting, Cornell University 2015-2016
  • Mentor, Graduate Student Association for Economics Mentorship Program, Cornell University