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Research Interests


Labor Economics, Education Economics, Family Economics, Psychology Economics

Selected Publications


Published Papers

Todd, P. E. and Zhang, W. A Dynamic Model of Personality, Schooling, and Occupational Choice, (2020) Quantitative Economics
Flinn, C. J., Todd, P. E. and Zhang, W. Personality Traits, Intra-Household Allocation and the Gender Wage Gap, (2018) European Economic Review

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Ran Gu, Cameron Peng and Weilong Zhang The Gender Gap in Household Bargaining Power: A Portfolio-Choice Approach, (2021) CWPE2130
Flinn, C. J., Todd, P. E. and Zhang, W. Personality Traits, Job Search and the Gender Wage Gap, (2020) CWPE2053
Todd, P. E., 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


Early Life Skills and Human Capital Development Mini Conference
Cambridge-INET, the Centre for Macroeconomics and the Cambridge Faculty of Economics are holding a Mini Conference on the "Early Life Skills and Human Capital Development Mini Conference". It will take place on Wednesday 12th May 2021, 2.00pm-5.50pm BST (UK) and will be held online. See the event page for more details.
Event Date - Wednesday 12th May 2021

How Do People React To Lockdown?
Dr. Weilong Zhang and Xiaomeng Li (MPhil Student) have just published a Special Feature on The COVID-19 Economic Research website about "Pandemic Personalities: How do People React to Lockdown?", which explores whether a persons personality traits have an effect on their response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Published on - Friday 26th June 2020

COVID Economics Alumni Webinar Series
Cambridge-INET and Dr. Meredith Crowley are hosting a series of public lectures for Cambridge Alumni. The fifth of these webinars "How do Personal Attributes Affect an Individual's Engagement with Society Under COVID?", will take place on Friday 12th June 2020, at 1.00pm and feature talks by Dr Sriya Iyer and Dr Weilong Zhang. Please see the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series webpage for details.
Published on - Monday 1st June 2020

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

Research Grants


Risk Attitude and Portfolio Choice: An Intra-household Perspective (British Academy)

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects


Zhang, W., Who Wears the Pants? Household Risk Attitudes and Intra-Household Financial Decision-Making (JHUN)

COVID-19 Economic Research


Research Blog: Pandemic Personalities: How do People React to Lockdown?

Teaching


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


PhD Students


Advisor

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

Dr Weilong Zhang













University Lecturer

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

Personal Site:
https://www.weilongzhang.com/

Contact Details
Email: weilong.zhang@econ.cam.ac.uk
Room: 46
Office Hours: Friday 16:00-18:00