Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang

Assistant Professor of Economics

Joined Connecticut College: 2014

On sabbatical Fall 2018

B.A., B.S., Nankai University, China
M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D., University of California, Davis


Environmental economics and policy

Agricultural economics and policy

Applied econometrics

Wei Zhang has conducted research on two sets of topics: one is at the interface of agriculture and the environment and the other is environmental issues in China and other developing countries.

She has taught Environmental Economics, Econometrics I, Seminar in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, and Intermediate Microeconomics. She will teach a new course, Economics of Global Food and Agricultural Systems in Spring 2019.

Recent publications

Zhang, Wei. 2018. Effects of a Local Air Quality Regulation on Dairy Farms in the San Joaquin Valley. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 100(3): 762-785.

Zhang, Wei and Julian M. Alston. 2018. The Demand for Inputs and Technical Change in the U.S. Dairy Manufacturing Industry. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 1-35.

Zhang, Wei, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and Victoria I. Umanskaya. 2017. The Effects of License Plate-Based Driving Restrictions on Air Quality: Theory and Empirical Evidence. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 82: 181-220.

Zhang, Wei and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. 2017. Market Power in Nonrenewable Resource Markets: An Empirical Dynamic Model. Land Economics, 93 (1), 74-86.

To view Wei Zhang's ongoing projects, visit her personal website: 


View majoring in economics and majoring in environmental studies

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Mailing Address

Wei Zhang
Connecticut College
Box #5576
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


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