Wei Zhang, Associate Professor


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Office Information

Office: ZH 512

Wei Zhang received her PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught at UW-Madison and UW-LaCrosse prior to joining NIU.


Current Research: endogenous preferences and applications, information asymmetry in insurance

Areas of Specialization: Behavioral Economics, Applied Game Theory, Microeconomics, Industrial Organization

Selected Publications:

  • Peng Shi and Wei Zhang (2014) A test of asymmetric learning in competitive insurance with partial information sharing, forthcoming at Journal of Risk and Insurance
  • Peng Shi and Wei Zhang (2014) Private information in health care utilization: specification of a copula-based hurdle model, forthcoming at Journal of the Royal Statistical Society-Series A
  • Wei Zhang (2014) Job market signaling with two dimensions of private information, Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 66, Iss. 2, pages 113–132


  • Wei Zhang (2012) Endogenous preferences and dynamic contract design, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (Contributions), Vol. 12: Iss. 1, Article 19, 33 pages
  • Peng Shi, Wei Zhang and Emiliano A. Valdez (2012) Testing asymmetric information with two-dimensional information: evidence from the Singapore auto insurance market, Journal of risk and Insurance, Vol. 79: Iss. 4, pages 1077-1114