George Zuo

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Associate Economist
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in economics, University of Maryland-College Park; B.A. in economics, Harvard University


George Zuo (pronounced "zō") is an applied microeconomist whose research focuses on improving economic mobility for low-income Americans. His research has explored topics including broadband affordability, school discipline, housing, and revitalizing low-income neighborhoods. Zuo received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland in 2021, where he studied on a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Prior to his graduate studies, Zuo worked as a senior associate in economic consulting at Deloitte and received his B.A. in economics from Harvard University in 2013.

Research Focus

Selected Publications

George Zuo, "Wired and Hired: Employment Effects of Subsidized Broadband Internet for Low-Income Americans," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 13(3), 2021

Honors & Awards

  • APPAM PhD Dissertation Award


  • Tenants and housing rights activists protest for a halting of rent payments and mortgage debt in Los Angeles, California, October 1, 2020, photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

    Renters' Last Chance for Pandemic Aid Before Evictions Resume

    The pandemic has battered Los Angeles renters, and a new wave of pain is coming with the moratorium on evictions ending September 30. But this housing crisis doesn't have to turn into a new homelessness crisis. Californians with incomes below 80 percent of their area's median are eligible to receive funds from the COVID-19 Rent Relief program.

    Sep 24, 2021 Los Angeles Times