Zheng Michael Song studies macroeconomics, the Chinese economy, and political economy. His most recent publications include “Persistent Ideology and the Determination of Public Policies over Time” and “Growing like China,” which he coauthored with Kjetil Storesletten and Fabrizio Zilibotti.
With experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Song has taught such courses as Advanced Macroeconomics, Chinese Economy, and Dynamic Optimization. At Chicago Booth he teaches a course on China.
Song earned his PhD in economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University. He also holds an MPhil in economics from University College London, an MA in economics from Fudan University, and a BA in economics from Shanghai Institute for Foreign Trade.
Song joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011.