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Research Interests

Labor Economics, Education Economics, Family Economics, Psychology Economics

Selected Publications

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Todd, P., Zhang, W. A Dynamic Model of Personality, Schooling, and Occupational Choice, (2019) CWPE1912
Zhang, W. Distribution Effects of Local Minimum Wage Hikes: A Spatial Job Search Approach, (2018) CWPE1889

Recent Activities

Workers, Firms and Labour Markets Workshop
Faculty of Economics is hosting a one-day workshop on Workers, Firms and Labour Markets on Friday, 18th October 2019, from 9.30am-3.30pm in the Meade Room. The workshop is organised by Dr Noriko Amano Patino, Dr Kai Liu and Dr Weilong Zhang and the speakers include includes Eric French, Roland Rathelot, Carlos Carrillo-Tudela, Pierre Cahuc, and Manudeep Bhuller. You can view the programme here.
Event Date - Friday 18th October 2019

European Doctoral Group in Economics - EDGE Jamboree
The European Doctoral Group in Economics (EDGE) will be holding their annual EDGE Jamboree on Thursday 19th September and Friday 20th September 2019, Queens' College, Cambridge. Dr. Weilong Zhang is the Local Coordinator for the event.
Event Date - Thursday 19th September 2019 - Friday 20th September 2019

A Warm Welcome to Our New Lecturers
As we embark on the new academic year, we’re pleased to introduce two new Lecturers in the Faculty of Economics - Dr Noriko Amano Patiño and Dr Weilong Zhang.
Published on - Wednesday 19th September 2018


PIIA Paper 7 - Signalling, Wages Structure, Unions
PIIB Paper 1 - Policy Evaluation
PIIB Paper 1 - Contracts & Regulations, Education & Health
S180 Labour Economics

PhD Students


Shengjuan He
PhD Title: Flexible working, commuting cost and female labour market outcomes

Dr Weilong Zhang

University Lecturer

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

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Contact Details
Room: 46
Office Hours: Friday 11:00-12:30