Junfu Zhang is a professor of economics at Clark University. He specializes in urban and regional economics. His research interests include entrepreneurship and job creation, urbanization in China, high-tech industrial clusters, regional development, and racial housing segregation. Zhang received a B.A. from Renmin University of China and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, both in economics. He was a dissertation fellow at the Brookings Institution during 2000-2001. Before joining Clark University in 2006, he worked as a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. He served as the president of the Chinese Economists Society (CES) from 2019-2020.
Junfu Zhang joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2007.