Castiel (Chen) Zhuang (he/him/his)

Graduate Student

Contact Information

Savery 319B
Office Hours
by appointment


Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington, 2022
M.A., Economics, University of Washington, 2018
Master, Finance, Peking University, 2016
B.S., Mathematics, Peking University, 2015
Bachelor, Economics, Peking University, 2014

References: Yuya Takahashi (chair), Rachel Heath, Vanessa Oddo, Xuezheng Qin

Born in Hainan, China in 1992. Spent 6 years studying at Peking University and received bachelor degrees in economics and mathematics and a master degree in finance. Another 6 years at University of Washington. Interested in policy analysis in the fields of development economics, empirical IO, and so on.


Job Market Paper
Understanding Deductible and Reimbursement Maximum: A Study of Rural China’s Tiered Medical System
Abstract (120.89 KB)

Courses Taught

Additional Courses

Winter 2022 (TA)

  • EMBA 533 B: Operations Management

Autumn 2021 (TA)

  • QMETH 450 A: Spreadsheet Models for Managerial Decision Making
  • OPMGT 301 B: Principles of Operations Management

Spring 2021 (TA)

  • STAT 220 AA/AB: Statistical Reasoning

Autumn 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020 (TA)

  • ECON 300 A: Intermediate Microeconomics

Summer 2018

  • Math Camp for Microeconomics (for first-year incoming PhD students)

Winter 2018 (TA)

  • ECON 581 A: Econometrics II


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Professional Affiliations
Peking University School of Economics