Zhen Lian

Zhen Lian

Assistant professor

Yale School of Management

zhen.lian at yale.edu OR mail at zhenlian.me

About me

I’m an assistant professor in the Operations group at Yale School of Management. I’m broadly interested in the economic decisions and welfare impacts in marketplaces, such as ride-hailing and the broader gig economy markets. Taking a combined view of operations and economics, I’m particularly interested in the industry-level dynamics of marketplaces, such as competition and growth. I’m also a faculty fellow at Center for Algorithms, Data, and Market Design at Yale.

Prior to Yale, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Lyft’s Rideshare Labs. I obtained my Ph.D. from Cornell University, where I was very fortunate to work with Garrett van Ryzin and Li Chen. Before that, I obtained my bachelor’s degree at Peking University in Beijing, China.

See here for more about my research.