Ying Zhen, Ph.D.

Office:  Taylor 231
Phone:  478.757.3917
Email:  yzhen@

Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Road
Macon, GA  31210

Accounting Program

Business Administration Program

Economics Program

Assistant Professor of Business

My major field of specialization is labor economics. My research interests include economics of immigration, gender and minority; demand and supply of labor; wages and compensation; mobility and unemployment. I am particularly interested in exploring how English-language proficiency affects foreign-born immigrants’ labor market performance in the United States, especially for female immigrants. My minor field is industrial organization. Topics of interest include market structure, firm strategy, and market performance.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses:  Issues in Macroeconomics; Issues in Microeconomics; Intermediate Microeconomic Theory; Women & Economic Development; International Trade; Econometrics; Special Topics in Economics; Senior Seminar Economics


Graduate courses:  Managerial Economics; Quantitative Methods