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Cai, Zhifeng

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Position: Assistant Professor
Specialty: Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, and Economics of Education
Location: New Jersey Hall 415
Email: zhifeng.cai@rutgers.edu
Website: http://zhifengcai.weebly.com/

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 Zhifeng Cai is a macroeconomist whose research focuses on the role of financial frictions in shaping aggregate fluctuations. His current work studies how a persistent slump in real-estate prices could contribute to a secular stagnation like what we observed after the 2008 financial crisis. Another line of his research investigates the implications of rising income inequality on college tuition.