Welcome to my personal website! My name is Jun Zhao (I also go by Bean). I am currently an assistant professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies at The University of Alabama.

I received the Ph.D. degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University. I also hold an M.A. and B.A. in Economics, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Renmin University of China.

In my job market paper, I develop a two-stage contest model with entry and also a model for voters to study the effects of campaign spending on electoral outcomes given endogenous candidate entry in the U.S. Senate elections.

Research Interests

Microeconometrics, Empirical Industrial Organization, Political Economy

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Contact Information

Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies

Culverhouse College of Business

The University of Alabama

255 Alston Hall

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

jzhao29@cba.ua.edu