Isabel Zeng, Ph.D.


Isabel Zeng, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: (419) 372-8397
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  • Address: 316 Maurer Center

Dr. Zeng is an associate professor at the department of economics and the graduate program coordinator of the MA program in Financial Economics. Her 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 also has an MFA in 3D Studio Art from Bowling Green State University. Her art practice is invested in contemporary craft, performance, video, and photography.


Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 2009 (Economics)

M.A., Southern Methodist University, 2005 (Economics)

B.E., Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, 2003 (Finance)


Associate Professor, Economics Department, Bowling Green State University, August 2015—present

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bowling Green State University, August 2009 – August 2015.

Research Assistant, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas May 2007 – December 2007.

Instructor, Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University, 2006 – 2009.

  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models
  • Credit frictions and Business cycle fluctuations
  • Monetary policy making
  • Risk shocks and bank behaviors
  • Time-series modeling and analysis

Balke, N., & Zhang, R. (2021). Identifying Credit Demand, Financial Intermediation, and Supply of Funds Shocks: A Structural VAR Approach. North American Journal of Economics and Finance.

Zeng, Z., Balke, N., & Martinez-Garcia, E. (2021). Understanding the Aggregate Effects of Credit Frictions and Uncertainty. Economic Modelling.

VanderHart, P. (2017). Is Capital Expenditure Contagious? An Analysis of UCC data from Ohio and its Neighbors. Journal of Economics and Politics.

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