Sisi Zhang

Sisi Zhang

Community Development Economic Advisor

Areas of Expertise

Sisi Zhang is a community development economic advisor in our Community Development and Regional Outreach Department. Her main research areas are real estate economics and labor economics. She is interested in how income volatility relates to a person’s long-term financial stability and economic mobility, and in its implications for policy. Sisi developed an interest in racial wealth gap and homeownership policy following the Great Recession. Since starting at the Bank, she’s added consumer finance and access to credit to her portfolio.

Before joining the Bank, Sisi was an associate dean and associate professor at the Institute for Economic and Social Research at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China. She has also held positions at the School of Economics at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Fannie Mae, and the Urban Institute. She was a visiting fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Real Estate in Cambridge, MA.

Sisi has a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College; a master’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada; and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wuhan University, China.