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Zhen Zhu, Ph.D.
Zhen Zhu, Ph.D., is the Dr. Michael Metzger Chair Professor of Economics and has been teaching at UCO since 2000. He served as chair of the economics department in the past. He teaches energy economics, quantitative business analysis and other economics and business courses. His main research area focuses on energy market especially natural gas markets in more recent years.
Zhu consults regularly for businesses and has provided expert testimonies in the areas of cost of capital, natural gas price and markets, load forecasting and statistical analysis.
Oil and Gas Economics, Introduction to Energy Economics, Quantitative Business Forecasting, Business Statistics, Econometrics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, International Trade, International Finance, World Energy Markets and Policies, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Energy Valuation and Investment, Time Series Analysis, and other economics and business courses.
Education and Certifications
BBA, People's University of China, 1985
BA in Economics, Bowling Green State University, 1987
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan, 1994
Professional and Community Involvement
Served as President of Chinese Business Council and Vice Principal of Norman Chinese School.
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Zhu has published more than 50 papers and articles in academic and professional journals such as Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Public Choice, Public Utility Fortnightly, Electricity and Natural Gas, and many more.
Zhu has also coauthored and published papers and articles with his students at UCO.
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