Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics
Holly Wang joined the Purdue Department of Agricultural Economics in 2007. She worked at Washington State University for 10 years prior to coming to Purdue.
Holly’s research has focused on agricultural risks, derivative markets and crop insurance. She has advised 10 doctoral students as their major professor, and most of them are working in the finance industry today. Holly has also taught doctorate-level courses in supply and demand systems, decision analysis and marketing; master’s-level courses in econometrics and agribusiness marketing; as well as undergraduate courses in corporative finance and Chinese economy.
Currently, Holly is interested in international issues, especially agricultural risks and finance in China. She travels to China every year and has developed a broad professional network there. She serves as president of the Chinese Economists Society (www.china-ces.org), a U.S.-based organization focusing on the research of Chinese economic issues.
Holly resides in West Lafayette with her husband, Hao Zhang, a professor in Purdue’s statistics department, and their two daughters.