Teng Zhang

  • Ph.D.

  • Email: zhangte6@msu.edu
  • Geography Building
    673 Auditorium Rd, Room 116
    East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Areas of interest: Urban and Economic Geography
Ph.D.

Research Synopsis:

Teng join in this program since 2016. His study interests are urban and economic geography. He approaches these field through quantitative ways, especially via spatial analysis and econometric. In particular, he works on the geography of retail, restaurants service in urban areas, and the institutional and infrastructural factors that affect it.

His previous researches include the economic agglomeration and relocation, its environmental effect, the effects of environmental regulation, and urban work units (danwei). By far, all of his research areas are in China.

Teng also likes to collect data via website crawler, and use GIS, Python or R to visualize the geographic pattern of economic and urban geographic phenomenon. He is also building his personal website: https://stormocean.github.io/  , which will be launched in this August.

When he has money, he loves to travel and visit different kinds of human settlements (metropolis, village, slum, etc.). He keeps visiting at least five counties in each year.
Prior to his Ph.D. study in Geography, MSU, he was a market research analyst in Jones Lang LaSalle, focusing on shopping malls, office buildings, and warehouses.