Lichen Zhang
Prof. Lichen ZHANG
Assistant Professor

3917 8129

KK 901

Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • B.S. and B.A., University of Minnesota

Lichen Zhang is an assistant professor in the HKU Business School. She joined the University of Hong Kong in 2020. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2020. She also holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining HKU, she had been working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a graduate research analyst.

Lichen’s research interest lies in macroeconomics with a particular focus on heterogeneous agents and firm dynamics, both empirically and theoretically. Her papers attempt to contribute to the active research agenda that centers on using micro data to inform aggregate quantitative structural models, emphasizing the link between micro-level heterogeneity and macro-level outcomes.

Research Interest
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Macro
  • Firm Dynamics
Selected Publications
  • “Intangibles, Concentration, and the Labor Share”
  • “Understanding the Secular Decline in New Business Creation” (with Shijun Gu)
Recent Publications
Promoting inclusive growth with macroeconomics research – Dr. Lichen Zhang

I hope my research on the labour market could inspire students to strategise new ways to reduce the staggering income inequality in Hong Kong.

Promoting inclusive growth with macroeconomics research – Dr. Lichen Zhang

I look forward to Spring 2022 semester as I will be teaching an advance course closely related to my research called Inequality and Growth.