Contact Information

Address: Ziff Brothers Investments, 350 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Email: bz95 (at) cornell (dot) edu


PhD in Economics,

Cornell University, 2017

Exchange Scholar,

Harvard University, Spring 2015

BS in Mathematics and BA in Economics, Peking University, 2011

Short Bio

Boyang Zhang's (张博扬) Personal Website

Research Interest

Primary Field: Macro and Monetary Economics, International Economics;

Secondary Field: Econometrics and Statistics, Emerging Market Economies.

I am a buy-side macroeconomist with outstanding quantitative skills and work experience at leading private and public institutions. I conduct macroeconomic research and design macro-driven investment strategies based on sophisticated econometric analysis and a deep understanding of the global economy.

Prior to joining the financial industry, I studied for my doctoral degree in economics at Cornell University under the tutelage of Professor Eswar Prasad. I was chosen as the only PhD candidate in economics from a U.S. university to receive the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad in 2017. Before that, I received my bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Peking University, where I wrote my undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Professor Huang Yiping and won the prestigious China Economic Research Scholarship (the highest honor for students with economics as a double major).

My research interests cover macro and monetary economics, international finance, and emerging market economies. My research has been presented at many academic conferences and policy meetings and has appeared in the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Oxford Companion to the Economics of China.  In addition to my academic pursuits, I have worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the International Monetary Fund, and the Chief Economist Office of the World Bank.