BA 1101400 Washington Ave.,
State University of New York
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,
- China-America Economics
Education Exchange Program, Renmin
University of China,
1992 - 1993
- B.S. in Economics and
University of China,
- Associate Professor: January
- Visiting Associate Professor,
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, August 2011-
- Assistant Professor: January
2002 – December 2008
- Lecturer: September –
- Contract Theory/Mechanism
Design, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Organizational Economics,
Finance, Public Economics
Papers (some are available upon request; please download published
papers for personal use only)
- “Limited Contracts and
Economies of Scope”
- “Optimal Pooling of
- “Disentangling the
Incentive Factors for Long-run Distribution”
Self-Enforcing Contract in Repeated Principal-Agent with Private
- “Renegotiation and Conflict Resolution in
Relational Contracting,” Games
and Economic Behavior, vol. 75(2), 964-983, 2012.
Low Morale,” Economics
Letters, Vol. 103 (1), 2009.
- “All-or-Nothing Monitoring,” American Economic Review, Vol. 98 (4),
- “Rigidity in
Bilateral Trade with Holdup,” Theoretical Economics, Vol.
3 Issue 1, March 2008.
Risk-Sharing with Two-Sided Moral Hazard,” Journal of Economic Theory Vol. 136, 601-640, 2007.
Contracts in Repeated Agency,” (figures) Journal of Economic Theory, Vol.
131, 263-281, 2006. A working paper
version discusses some of the points in further details.
- 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
- 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
· University of Minnesota, Department of Economics