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Zha, Tao

Professor of Economics
Emory University


Educational Background

Professor Zha holds an M.A. in Economics from Washington State University (1988) and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Minnesota (1992).


Professor Zha has served on the editorial boards of academic journals, including Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, and American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. Professor Zha is a member of the Advisory Committee of Dynare, CEPREMAP (Center for Economic Research and its Applications).

Honors / Achievements

Professor Zha’s major fields of study are macroeconomics, financial economics, the Chinese economy, and econometrics. He has published over 40 papers on leading academic journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Brooking Papers for Economic Activity, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economic Studies, etc. Three of his articles have been cited by the Nobel Economic Sciences Prize Committee in 2011.

Professor Zha has received National Science Foundation Research Grant in Economics in 2011 and Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship from the European Central Bank in 2012. He is a frequent invited speaker at the European Central Bank. He is also the recipient of Abramson Scroll Award for Outstanding Articles in Business Economics, 2002.

Short BIO

Tao Zha is a Special-Term Professor of Economics at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), and Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics at Emory University. He is Director of the Center for Quantitative Economic Research in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is Research Associate at National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) under the economic fluctuations and growth program and the monetary economics program.