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January 3, 2010

Xu Zhang Joins Farmingdale State

History, Economics and Politics Department Welcomes New Assistant Professor

Xu Zhang
Xu Zhang

Xu Zhang has joined the College as an assistant professor in the Department of History, Economics and Politics. Her research interests include labor economics.

Zhang completed the requirements for her PhD in labor economics from Binghamton University in August 2009, and will be awarded the degree at the university's next commencement in December 2009. While at Binghamton, Zhang presented "Why Husbands are Older than Wives: Cross-County Data Analysis" during the poster session of the May 2008 Society of Labor Economics Annual Meeting in New York. She received an MA in economics from Binghamton University, and a BA in international trade and economics form Xiamen University in China.

Farmingdale State's department of history, economics and politics is part of the School of Arts and Sciences, which enrolls more than 2,200 students. Farmingdale's economics faculty offers courses in macro and micro economics, engineering economics, money and banking, labor economics and labor relations, international trade and international finance. Each departmental course offering satisfies the social science requirements for all degrees and programs of study.