Zheng Zeng, Ph.D.


Zheng Zeng, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: (419) 372-8397
Email: zzeng@bgsu.edu
Address: 316 Maurer Center

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 Schmidthorst College of Business.

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.

Graduate Courses

  • Econ 6110, Graduate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Econ 6070, Graduate Econometrics

Undergraduate Courses

  • Econ 3110, Money and Banking
  • Econ 3030, Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econ 2030, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • International Macro Theory and Policy
  • Economics of Regulating Industry
  • International Economic Policy
  • Intermediate Microeconomics

Student Organization Involvements

  • BGSU Economics Club, guest speaker
  • Financial Management Society, guest speaker


College of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University

  • Faculty Council Committee
  • Election Subcommittee of the Faculty Council

Department of Economics, Bowling Green State University

  • Graduate Coordinator
  • Graduate Committee
  • Undergraduate Paper Contest Committee
  • Salary Advisory Committee
  • Colloquium Committee
  • Evaluation of the Department Under the Leadership of the Chair Committee
  • Computer Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Nominated Master Teacher Award, Bowling Green State University, 2016
  • Outstanding Young Scholar Award, Bowling Green State University, 2013
  • Friends of the University Libraries Authors and Artists Award, Bowling Green State University, 2013, 2014
  • Summer Research Awards, College of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, Southern Methodist University, 2008      
  • Teaching Fellowship, Southern Methodist University, 2006, 2007
  • Full Tuition Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship, Southern Methodist University, 2004-2006.