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Maria Zhu

Maria Zhu

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Maria Zhu

Assistant Professor, Economics Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Summer 2023

Not teaching

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Duke University, 2019 


Maria Zhu is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and a senior research associate in the Center for Policy Research. Her research interests include labor economics and the economics of education. She has worked on projects looking at affirmative action, social networks in the labor market, and instructor quality in higher education. Prior to completing a Ph.D., she studied mathematics and economics at Pomona College. Maria received a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University in 2019.


Labor economics, economics of education