Zhen Lian

Zhen Lian

Assistant professor

Yale School of Management

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

About me

I am an assistant professor in the Operations group at Yale School of Management. I am 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 am particularly interested in the industry-level dynamics of marketplaces, such as competition and growth.

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.