Buhong Zheng, PhD
Buhong Zheng, PhD • Professor

Office Location: Lawrence Street Center 470D

Areas of Expertise:
Economics/Income Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Measurement

PhD, Economics, West Virginia University
MA, Econometrics, Nanjing University, China
BS, Mathematics, Nanjing University, China

Dr. Zheng's research interests are in the measurement of inequality, poverty and mobility. His research has been published in scholarly journals such as EconometricaJournal of Economic TheoryJournal of EconometricsEconomic Theory, and Social Choice and Welfare. Currently he serves as an editor of Social Choice and Welfare and an associate editor of Journal of Economic Inequality.

Selected Publications

Mike Hoy and Buhong Zheng (forthcoming). "Measuring Lifetime Poverty." Journal of Economic Theory.

Buhong Zheng (2011). "Consistent Pro-Poor Comparison." Social Choice and Welfare 37, 61-79.

Steve Beckman, W. James Smith and Buhong Zheng (2009). "Measuring Inequality with Interval Data." Mathematical Social Sciences 58, 25-34.

Buhong Zheng (2007). "Unit-Consistent Poverty Indices." Jounal of Economic Theory 31, 113-142.

Buhong Zheng (2004). "Poverty Comparisons with Dependent Samples." Journal of Applied Econometrics 19. 419-428.

John Formby, W. James Smith and Buhong Zheng (2004). "Mobility Measurement, Transition Matrices and Statistical Inference." Journal of Econometrics 120, 181-205.

Buhong Zheng (2002). "Testing Lorenz Curves with Non-Simple Random Samples." Econometrica 70. 1235-1243.

Steve Beckman, W. James Smith and Buhong Zheng. "Envy, Malice and Pareto Efficiency: An Experimental Examination." Social Choice and Welfare 19, 349-367.

Brian Cushing and Buhong Zheng (2001). "Statistical Inference for Testing Inequality Indices with Dependent Samples." Journal of Econometrics 101, 315-335.

Buhong Zheng (2000). "Minimum Distribution-Sensitivity, Poverty Aversion and Poverty Orderings." Journal of Economic Theory 95, 116-137.

John Bishop, John Formby and Buhong Zheng. "Statistical Inference and the Sen Poverty Index." International Economic Review 38, 381-387.

Undergraduate Courses: 
ECON 2012: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2022: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 4071: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 4081: Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 4740: Industrial Organization Statistics

Graduate Courses: 
ECON 5073: Microeconomic Theory
ECON 5083: Macroeconomic Theory
Economic Growth & Income Distribution