Curriculum Vitae


Rui Zhao
Associate Professor

Contact Information

BA 110
State University of New York ,
1400 Washington Ave.,
Albany, NY 12222

Tel:  (518) 442-4760 
Fax: (518) 442-4736
rzhao at albany dot edu


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • M.A. in Economics, Renmin (People's) University of China, 1995
  • China-America Economics Education Exchange Program, Renmin University of China, 1992 - 1993
  • B.S. in Economics and Management, Renmin University of China, 1992.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor: January 2009 –
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, August 2011- August 2013
  • Assistant Professor: January 2002 – December 2008
  • Lecturer: September – December 2001

Research Interests

  • Contract Theory/Mechanism Design, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Organizational Economics, Finance, Public Economics

(some are available upon request; please download published papers for personal use only)



Courses Taught

  • M.A. and Undergraduate: Intermediate Microeconomics, Game Theory (MA), Industrial Organization; at Minnesota: Labor Economics, Managerial Economics
  • Ph.D.: Contract Theory, Game Theory, Mathematical Economics


Referee for

  • American Economic Review, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Business and Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Theoretical Economics


Other Links:

· University of Minnesota, Department of Economics