We are pleased to announce that Hanzhe Zhang will be the HCEO Summer Scholar-in-Residence for 2016. Zhang is a member of the Early Childhood Interventions network and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University. His research and teaching interests are microeconomics, matching theory, game theory, labor economics, and family economics. In particular, he is interested in price-theoretical and game-theoretical analyses of human capital investments and their consequences in the labor market and the marriage market.

As the HCEO Summer Scholar-in-Residence, Zhang will participate in the Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality in Chicago as a visiting faculty member, and will host a lunch lecture for summer school participants. While on campus, Zhang will be continuing his research, engaging with other HCEO members, and collaborating with researchers at The Center for the Economics of Human Development. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2015 and a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.