Yu Zheng joins QMUL as a Lecturer in Economics from City University of Hong Kong, where she is an Assistant Professor (on leave).
Her research areas are macroeconomics, development and labour economics. Her current research focuses on the economic development in China, in particular the cause and consequences of income inequality and policies of poverty reduction. More generally, she does theoretical and empirical work on economic growth, paying special attention to the aggregate implications of micro-level risks.
She received her Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.
- Santaeulàlia-Llopis R., Zheng Y. "The Price of Growth: Consumption Insurance in China 1989 – 2009", American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics (forthcoming)
- Zheng Y. (2017) "The Role of Education Signaling in Explaining the Growth of College Wage Premium", Macroeconomic Dynamics.