• Cao, Zhigang
  • Title: Professor
  • E-mail: zgcao@bjtu.edu.cn
  • Department: Economics
Education Background

Bachelor:1999-09-2003-07,Mathematics and Applied Mathematics,Qufu Normal University

Master:2003-09-2006-07,Operations Research and Cybernetics (Operational Research Direction),Qufu Normal University

Ph.D.:2007-09-2010-07,Management Science and Engineering,Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Work Experience(Including Academic Visiting)

1.2017-09-01,School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University,Professor

2.2014-10-01,2015-09-01,University of California, Santa Barbara, USA,Visiting Scholar

3.2010-07-01,2017-09-01,Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Research Assistant

4.2009-02-01,2010-02-01,University of California, Santa Barbara, USA,Visiting Scholar

5.2006-07-01,2007-08-01,Shandong Foreign Languages Vocational College,Research Assistant

Research Interests

Game Theory and Its Applications,Shared Economy,Computational Economics,Network Economics

Research Project
1. Academic Research

1. (PI)Game theory from the perspective of cross science,National Natural Science Foundation of China Excellent Youth Fund,PI:Cao, Z.(2020-01-01 - 2022-12-31).

2. (CO-PI)Experimental study on off-peak incentive mechanism of Beijing Metro from the perspective of behavioral economics,Beijing Philosophy and Social Affairs Office,CO-PI:Fu, T.(2019-11-15 - 2022-07-01).

3. (CO-PI)Urban public management and service innovation: A new type of urban mobile management and policy,National Natural Science Foundation of China International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchange Project,CO-PI:Wang, Y.(2019-03-01 - 2022-02-01).

4. (CO-PI)Research on the function orientation and function of transportation in the construction of modern economic system,Other Departments,CO-PI:Zhang, Q.(2019-03-01 - 2020-12-31).

5. (PI)Research on shared economy based on cooperative gametheory and market design theory,National Natural Science Foundation of China General Program,PI:Cao, Z.(2019-01-01 - 2022-12-31).

6. (PI)Research on sharing economy based on game theory,Talent Fund of Basic Scientific Research Operating Expenses,PI:Cao, Z.(2018-07-05 - 2022-09-30).

7. (PI)Strategy substitution network game from the perspective of algorithmic game theory,National Natural Science Foundation of China General Program,PI:Cao, Z.(2018-03-14 - 2018-12-31).

Honors and Awards

1.2018-01-01,China information economics theoretical contribution award

2.2018-01-01,System science and system engineering young science and Technology Award

3.2016-01-01,Youth Science and technology award of China decision making science

4.2016-01-01,Guan Zhaozhi Youth Research Award

Teaching Courses


Principles of Economics

Game theory foundation

Transport Economy Topics

Game Theory and Information Economics


Case Practice Course

Game Theory and Information Economics

game theory

1. Peer Reviewed Journals

1. Cao, Z.,Qin, C., Yang, X., & Zhang, B.(2019).Dynamic matching pennies on networks,International Journal of Game Theory.

2. Qu, X.,Cao, Z., Yang, X., & Han, T. A.(2019).How group cohesion promotes the emergence of cooperation in public goods game under conditional dissociation,Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

3. Cao, Z.,& Yang, X.(2019).Ordinally symmetric games,Operations Research.

4. Cao, Z.,Jiao, F., Qu, X., Wang, W., Yang, M., Yang, X., & Zhang, B.(2018).Rebels lead to the doctrine of the mean: A heterogeneous deGroot model,Journal of Systems Science and Complexity.

5. Zhang, B.,Cao, Z., Qin, C., & Yang, X.(2018).Fashion and Homophily,Operations Research.

6. Cao, Z.,Chen, X., Qin, C., Wang, C., & Yang, X.(2018).Embedding games with strategic complements into games with strategic substitutes,Journal of Mathematical Economics.

7. Cao, Z.,& Yang, X.(2018).Symmetric games revisited,Mathematical Social Sciences.

8. Cao, Z.,Qin, C., & Yang, X.(2018).Shapleys conjecture on the cores of abstract market games,Games and Economic Behavior.

2. Other publications
Meeting Presentations
Teaching Development Articles
Social Practice
1. Positions of trade associations, societies and journals

1. Director of Beijing Operations Research Society.

2. Standing director of China Information Economics Association.

3. Vice chairman of Intelligent Decision Making and Game Branch of Chinese Society of Optimization, Overall Planning and Economical Mathematics.

4. Deputy secretary-general of Youth Working Committee of Chinese Society of Optimization, Overall Planning and Economical Mathematics.

5. Deputy secretary-general of Game Theory Branch of Operations Research Society of China.

6. Deputy secretary-general of Sorting Theory Branch of Operations Research Society of China.

7. PC member of The 18th International Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences.

8. PC member of 2016 International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health.

9. Reviewer of American Mathematical Society.

10. Editorial board of Journal of Systems Science and Complexity.

11. Associate editor of International Journal of Network Science.

2. Administrative Experience & University and School

1. Secretary of the Party Branch of the Department of Economics, School of Economics, Beijing Jiaotong University ..