Wei Zhang
PhD Student

Professional Profile

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
University of Kentucky

Graduate Research Assistant
Virginia Tech

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Virginia Tech


Awards and Recognition

Quality of Communication Award, 2019
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)

Hayek Fund for Scholars, 2019
Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

Graduate Student Congress (GSC) Travel Award, 2019
University of Kentucky


Manuscripts in Progress

Zhang, W., Saghaian, S., Reed, M. “Price Discovery and Volatility Spillovers in the Coffee Spot-Futures Commodity Markets”.

Zhang, W., Saghaian, S., Reed, M. “Investigation of Export-Driving Forces of U.S. Distilling Industry: Insights Regarding Bourbon Whiskey”.

Zhang, W., Saghaian, S., Reed, M. “Dynamics of China’s Agricultural Trade Comparative Advantage and Trade Facilitation Effects”.


M.S. | Agricultural & Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, 2017

M.A. | Economics, Northeastern University, 2015

B.S. | Economics, Kansas State University, 2013