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Ruohao Zhang

Assistant Professor of Data Science, Economics and Environmental Studies

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PhD in Economics, Binghamton University


Ruohao Zhang joined the Centre College faculty in August 2022 as an assistant professor of Data Science, Economics, and Environmental Studies. Ruohao’s areas of expertise are environmental economics, applied econometrics and statistics, and applied microeconomics. Prior to joining Centre, Ruohao was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University.

Ruohao’s research interests focus on environmental regulation policies, environmental justice and social equity, and the linkage between pollution and public health. His articles have been recently published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Empirical Economics, and Econometric Reviews. He explores the interdisciplinary setting in both teaching and research in many areas including data science, economics, remote sensing, and public health.

Ruohao received a PhD in economics from Binghamton University in 2021, in addition to an M.A. in economics and an M.S. in Statistics from Syracuse University in 2016.

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