Haimeng (Hester)

Assistant Professor of Economics

• Ph.D. in Economics, Cornell University
• MA in Economics, New York University
• BA in Economics and Management, University of Oxford

Hester Zhang holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, an MA in Economics from New York University and a BA in Economics and Management from University of Oxford.

Prior to her graduate studies, Hester worked for 5 years in investment banking at UBS Investment Bank and Moelis & Company based in London, covering the telecoms, media, and technology sectors. She also interned as a research assistant to the chief economist at the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

Hester’s research interests include empirical industrial organization and applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on the study of strategic behaviors of firms and their impact on market structure and welfare.