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Buhong Zheng, PhD


Vita: Professor Zheng's Vita​
E-mail: Buhong Zheng​

Office Location: Lawrence Street Center 470D
Phone: 303-315-2034
Fax: 303-315-2048
Areas of Expertise:
Economics/Income Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Measurement

Education & Degrees

PhD, Economics, West Virginia University

MA, Econometrics, Nanjing University, China

BS, Mathematics, Nanjing University, China


Dr. Zheng's research interests are in the measurement of inequality, poverty and mobility. His research has been published in scholarly journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Econometrics, Economic Theory and Social Choice and Welfare. Currently he serves as an editor of Social Choice and Welfare and an associate editor of Journal of Economic Inequality.

Selected Publications

Mike Hoy and Buhong Zheng (forthcoming). "Measuring Lifetime Poverty." Journal of Economic Theory.

Buhong Zheng (2011). "Consistent Pro-Poor Comparison." Social Choice and Welfare 37, 61-79.

Steve Beckman, W. James Smith and Buhong Zheng (2009). "Measuring Inequality with Interval Data." Mathematical Social Sciences 58, 25-34.

Buhong Zheng (2007). "Unit-Consistent Poverty Indices." Jounal of Economic Theory 31, 113-142.

Buhong Zheng (2004). "Poverty Comparisons with Dependent Samples." Journal of Applied Econometrics 19. 419-428.

John Formby, W. James Smith and Buhong Zheng (2004). "Mobility Measurement, Transition Matrices and Statistical Inference." Journal of Econometrics 120, 181-205.

Buhong Zheng (2002). "Testing Lorenz Curves with Non-Simple Random Samples." Econometrica 70. 1235-1243.

Steve Beckman, W. James Smith and Buhong Zheng. "Envy, Malice and Pareto Efficiency: An Experimental Examination." Social Choice and Welfare 19, 349-367.

Brian Cushing and Buhong Zheng (2001). "Statistical Inference for Testing Inequality Indices with Dependent Samples." Journal of Econometrics 101, 315-335.

Buhong Zheng (2000). "Minimum Distribution-Sensitivity, Poverty Aversion and Poverty Orderings." Journal of Economic Theory 95, 116-137.

John Bishop, John Formby and Buhong Zheng. "Statistical Inference and the Sen Poverty Index." International Economic Review 38, 381-387.

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses:
Microeconomic Theory
Macroeconomic Theory
Economic Growth & Income Distribution

Undergraduate Courses:
Principle Microeconomics
Principle Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Industrial Organization