George Zuo (pronounced "zō") is a third year doctoral student in economics, and is currently studying under a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF GRFP). As a recipient of the Abell Award in Urban Policy, George's work on cognitive behavioral therapy and youth crime in Baltimore was recently featured in the Baltimore Sun. George is a research assistant for Melissa Kearney, and his research focuses on poverty reduction, education, and crime. Prior to Maryland, he worked as a senior associate in economic consulting at Deloitte.

Works in progress (see CV for abstracts):

"Is Internet Essential? Effects of Subsidized Broadband on Employment Prospects of Low-Income Americans" (with Daniel Kolliner)

"Social Benefits and Individual Costs of Discipline: Evidence from School Suspensions in Los Angeles" (with Nolan Pope)

Areas of Interest

  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Economics, Harvard University Class of 2013
George Zuo
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