Dianzhuo ZHU

Dianzhuo ZHU

Ph.D. researcher, Governance and Regulation Chair

Dianzhuo ZHU is a Ph.D. researcher at the Governance and Regulation Chair. She is also employed by Ecov, a short distance ride-sharing service provider, under the CIFRE doctoral contract. She is interested in the motivations of participants in the ride sharing sector, especially the interaction of monetary and non-monetary incentives and the motivation differences under different regimes. Before joining the chair, she did a master specialized in Digital Economy and Network Industries (IREN) and a bachelor in economics and French language (second major) at University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China.

Online resources


Dianzhuo ZHU, «Intercity ridesharing to the rescue during the railway strike ?», Read more
Research Paper Timothy YU-CHEONG YEUNG, Dianzhuo ZHU, «Intercity ridesharing to the rescue: Capacity flexibility and price stability of BlaBlaCar during the 2018 French railway strike»,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2022.08.015 Citation : Yeung, T. Y. C., & Zhu, D. (2022). Intercity Ridesharing to the Rescue: Capacity Flexibility and Price Stability of BlaBlaCar During the 2018 French Railway Strike. Transportation research part A: Policy and practice, 164, 270-290. Read more
GovReg Note Dianzhuo ZHU, «Car-sharing in France: potential, challenges, future», Ballet, J. C., & Clavel, R. (2007). Le covoiturage en France et en Europe: État des lieux et perspectives. Certu. Shaheen, S. A., Stocker, A., & Mundler, M. (2017). Online and app-based carpooling in France: Analyzing users and practices — A study of BlaBlaCar. In Disrupting mobility (pp. 181–196). Springer. Yin, B., Liu, L., Coulombel, N., & Viguié, V. (2018). Appraising the environmental benefits of ride-sharing: The Paris region case study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 177, 888–898. Read more


Dianzhuo ZHU, «Understanding ridesharing drivers’ motivations with field experiments»,       Read more
Research Paper Dianzhuo ZHU, «The Limits of Money in Daily Ridesharing: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural France», Zhu, D. (2021). The Limits of Money in Daily Ridesharing: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural France. Revue d'économie industrielle, 173, 161-202. https://doi.org/10.4000/rei.9984 Read more


Working paper Dianzhuo ZHU, «The Limit of Money in Daily Ridesharing: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural France», GovReg Working Paper series | Issue 2020/07 Read more
Thesis Dianzhuo ZHU, «Understanding the motivations and impacts of carpooling: three empirical studies with two French carpooling platforms», 8 June 2020 Read more


Research Paper Dianzhuo ZHU, «More generous for small favour? Exploring the Role of Monetary and Pro-Social Incentives of Daily Ride Sharing Using a Field Experiment in Rural Île-de-France», DigiWorld Economic Journal, No. 108, 4th Q. 2017, pp. 77-97 Read more

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