Assistant Professor shines with prestigious award!

We at the Department of Economics wanted to extend congratulations to our own Jonathan Zhang for his recent achievement of the Faculty of Social Sciences Early Career Research Award!


Jonathan completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2020, joining the economics department here at McMaster as an Assistant Professor in 2021. His research focuses on health economics and public finance, with an interest in economic impacts and outcomes pertaining to mental health and substance use.


The Faculty of Social Sciences Early Career Researcher Award recognizes the research excellence of an early career social sciences faculty member. Awarded to faculty members who exhibit strong contributions to one’s field. As well as an ability to provide a stimulating and challenging research environment, and an ability to communicate research results effectively to their desired audiences. We send our warm congratulations to Jonathan for his continued work within the economics field, and contributions to creating a thriving learning environment here at McMaster!


You can view Jonathan’s professional website here.