Graduate Student
Northwestern University
Emerging Scholar

Linyi Zhang just earned her master's degree from the National School of Development, Peking University and will join the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University this fall as a graduate student.

Her master thesis studies the role of kinship networks in promoting entrepreneurship in rural China, with the intention of understanding how social networks can help the disadvantaged social groups improve their economic outcomes and ultimately reduce income inequality. She is also interested in the sources of intergenerational immobility and relevant policy implications.