Anthony Lee Zhang

Anthony Lee Zhang studies questions in market design. His work covers topics including financial derivatives, housing markets, and the allocation of natural resources such as land and electromagnetic spectrum. Zhang has received a number of honors and awards, including the 2019 AQR Top Finance Graduate Award and the 2018 Facebook Fellowship. Zhang earned a BA in economics from the University of Chicago in 2013, where he received the Becker Friedman Institute Award for Academic Achievement in Microeconomics, and a PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2019.

Spectrum Auctions: There Is Elegance in the Mundane

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