Welcome to my homepage! My name is Hanzhe Zhang (张瀚哲). I am an associate professor of economics at Michigan State University. I am also an affiliate of Asian Studies Center, Diversity Research Network, Evolution and Future of Work Initiative, and Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Program at Michigan State University, and Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group at University of Chicago. My research and teaching interests are microeconomics, matching theory, game theory, labor economics, family economics, and their applications to interdisciplinary and teaching settings. I obtained my economics PhD from University of Chicago under advisors Nobel laureate Gary Becker and American Academy of Arts and Sciences member Phil Reny in 2015, MA math, BA math and economics with honors, and Wharton statistics minor from University of Pennsylvania in 2010.

I have published in leading economics journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Economic Theory, and leading interdisciplinary journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sustainable Cities and Society, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and International Journal of Epidemiology. My research has been funded by leading public and private entities such as National Science Foundation, Amazon, Microsoft, and Yahoo.

MSU's Microeconomic Theory Group has regular group meetings in internal brown bag on Wednesdays, reading group on Thursdays, and external seminar on Fridays. The economics department hosts many wonderful seminars!


I am always seeking help from talented undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. My research assistants have gone on to attend top graduate schools such as Yale, Columbia, Rochester, Cambridge, LSE, and NUS. At MSU, I have great experience working with Econ Scholars and Honors College professorial assistants. Please reach out to me for research opportunities.