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Ling Zhu


Associate Professor
PGH 436

Research Interests

Public Administration
Public policy
Race and ethnic politics
Public health

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Biographical Summary

In 2011, Ling Zhu received her Ph. D in Political Science at Texas A&M University and joined the faculty at University of Houston. Her research interests include public management, health disparities, social equity in healthcare access, as well as implementation of public health policies at the state and local level. She is offering courses on public finance, quantitative policy analysis, and public administration.


Ph.D., Political Science, Texas A&M University 
M.A., Political Science, Purdue University
M.A., International Relations and Public Affairs (with honors), Fudan University (Shanghai, China)
B.A., Law, Fudan University (Shanghai, China)

Selected Publications

“Immigration, Globalization, and Unemployment Benefits in Developed EU States.” American Journal of Political Science, 2011, 55(3): 647-664, with Christine Lipsmeyer.

“Institutional Imperfection and the Growth of a Federal Government: A Comparison of EU and American Federalism.” European Integration Studies, 2005 (April), 35-47.

“From the Maastricht Treaty to the EU Constitution: The Ten-Year Road to Enhance th eCompetitiveness of EU.”European Integration Studies, 2004 (February), 10-17, withYugang Chen.

“The Dilemma of the Pinochet Case.” In Diplomacy of the Great Powers: Theory, Decision Making and Challenge ed. Jialing Xiao and Xianxing Tang. Beijing: Shishi PublishingHouse, 2003 (June), 194-213.