Professor Zhang joined the Krannert faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2013 after receiving a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests are in macroeconomics, monetary economics,
international economcis, and search theory. Professor Zhang's current work examines the emergence of an international currency and the role of monetary policy on currency competition, the adoption of new forms of electronic payments such as credit cards and
its impact on monetary transactions, and an experimental study on competing means of payment.