Dr Rong Zhu

Senior Lecturer Business Economics

College of Business, Government and Law

+61 8 82012544
place Law & Commerce (3.67)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Rong Zhu is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA) and a Fellow at the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

Rong's research areas include labour economics, education economics, and health economics. His research has appeared in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Economics of Education Review, Health Economics, Labour Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Income and Wealth, Oxford Economic Papers, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and Social Science & Medicine.

Personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/rongzhu.


PhD in Economics, University of New South Wales, 2012

Honours, awards and grants
  • Honours/Awards: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers, Flinders University (2016); Young Scholar Best Paper Prize, 5th China Education Finance Symposium (2019); College Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University (2021); Honourable Mention, Student Led Teaching Award, Flinders University Student Association (2021).
  • External Grants: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (2012); Australian Council of Learned Academies Secretariat (2013); National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University (2014); New South Wales Department of Education and Training (2015); Fair Work Commission (2015); Commonwealth Grants Commission (2016); Commonwealth Bank of Australia (2018); Australian Research Council Linkage Project (2019–2021).
  • Internal Grants: Faculty Research Grant (2013, 2017); Faculty Establishment Grant (2016); College Large Research Grant (2018); College Small Research Grant (2018; 2020).
Topic coordinator
BUSN2043 Managerial Economics
BUSN9115 Quantitative methods
BUSN2022 The Australian Economy
BUSN9233 Data Analysis for Decision Making
Supervisory interests
Education economics
Health economics
Labour economics