Lian Zhu

Ph.D. Student

Member Of:
  • School of Economics
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Lian Zhu is currently a 4th year Ph.D. student in the School of Economics. Before attending Georgia Tech, Lian received his Master’s degree in Applied Economics at Georgetown University in 2015 and his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Economics and Finance at Central University of Finance and Economics in 2014. He also serves as a Graduate Research Assistant in a multi-disciplinary program funded by NSF and conducted by Professors in Economics and Computer Science. His research interests are in Industrial Organization (IO) and Economics of Telecommunication Networks. Specifically, he is investigating the model of vertical contracting in two-sided market settings.


Faculty Advisor:
Mikhail Klimenko
  • M.A. in Applied Economics, Georgetown University, 2015
  • B.A. in Mathematical Economics, Central University of Finance and Economics(China), 2014
Research Fields:
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Industrial Organization
  • Uncertainty and Decision-Making