Sili Zhang

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Zurich.

I am a behavioral economist working on topics at the intersection of economics and psychology, using a combination of applied theory, experimental methods, and surveys.

My research focuses on (i) how misperceptions about valuations shape important economic behavior, and (ii) how perceptions about moral or social values interact with important economic institutions.

I am on the 2021-22 job market and would be available for interviews at the American (ASSA) and European Job Market (EJME) meetings. Our placement director is Prof. Joachim Voth.

You can reach me via email: sili.zhang [at]

Research Fields

  • Behavioral Economics

  • Experimental Economics

  • Applied Microeconomics


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Zurich, 2022 (expected)

  • Visiting Research Scholar, Carnegie Mellon University, Fall 2019

  • M.Phil in Economics (with Distinction), Tilburg University, 2016

  • B.S. in Statistics, Renmin University of China, 2014