Zheng Zeng, Ph.D.


Zheng Zeng, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: (419) 372-8397
Email: zzeng@bgsu.edu
Address: 316 Business Administration


Dr. Zeng’s primary research focus is on macroeconomics, applied macroeconomics, and time series econometrics. She is actively working on a series of theoretical and empirical research projects investigating the linear and nonlinear interactions among credit market frictions, time-variant uncertainty and monetary economic fluctuations. Her other projects focus on inflation expectations and central banking. Dr. Zeng has received the summer research grants three years in a row from College of Business Administration.

Dr. Zeng likes research and teaching. “I like solving puzzles and actually learn more from teaching students to solve puzzles. Teaching makes me a better economist.” As a former research assistant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, she brings valuable experience in policy-oriented issues to the classroom.

She recommends all business students to read “Slapped by the Invisible Hand: The Panic of 2007,” by Gary Gorton because she believes that the book provides one of the most plausible explanations of the most recent financial meltdown and it offers a very different crisis theory from other books on financial crisis.

Full CV


Ph.D., Economics, Southern Methodist University, 2009
M.A., Economics, Southern Methodist University, 2005
B.E., Finance, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, 2003


Assistant Professor of Economics, Bowling Green State University, August 2009 - present.
Instructor, Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University, 2006-2008


Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, Southern Methodist University, 2008


“Credit Growth, Monetary Policy, and Economic Activity in a Three-Regime TVAR Model,” (with Stefan Avdjiev), Applied Economics, forthcoming

"Credit Demand, Credit Supply, and Economic Activity," (with Nathan S. Balke) The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, forthcoming.

"New Tips from TIPS: Identifying Inflation Expectations and the Risk Premia of Break-Even Inflation," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, forthcoming.

"Credit Frictions and Firm Dynamics," Macroeconomic Dynamics, forthcoming.

"Impact of Heterogeneous Managerial Productivity on Executive Hedge Markets in an Asymmetric Information Environment," (with Stefan A. Avdjiev), 2009, Finance Research Letters, Vol.6, 187-201.