Dr Angela Zhang 張湖月

The Department of Law

Associate Professor
LLB, Peking University (2004)
LLM, The University of Chicago (2006)
JD, The University of Chicago (2008)
JSD, The University of Chicago (2011)


Dr Angela Zhang is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Chinese Law. Her research focuses on applying an interdisciplinary approach to the study of transnational legal issues that bear on businesses. Angela has a broad research interest on topics related to law and economics. She is currently working on a few empirical projects pertaining to corporate governance, the Chinese political economy, and platform governance. She received a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (£10,000) in 2014 and a GRF grant (HK$637,440) in 2018 to support her various research projects.

Angela’s work has been published in journals including, among others, Yale Journal of International Law, Stanford Journal of International LawUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics and China Quarterly. She is a four-time recipient of the Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award, which honors the best antitrust papers published in academic journals each year.  Angela is frequently invited to speak at antitrust conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her research has attracted media inquiries from The EconomistThe New York Times, and Reuters, and she regularly contributes op-eds to the popular press

Before joining academia in 2013, Angela practiced for six years in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  She used to be a bankruptcy lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York (2008-2010) and an antitrust attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels (2010-2011). Angela was admitted to the New York bar in 2009.  She received her LLB from Peking University in 2004 and her JSD (2011), JD (2008), and LLM (2006) from the University of Chicago Law School. While at Chicago, she wrote her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Judge Richard A. Posner.    

Research Areas

  • Law and Economics
  • Chinese Law
  • Competition Law

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