Research interests


Health economics, Applied microeconometrics

Publications on peer-reviewed journals


Working papers


  • “Drought and Health: Empirical Evidence from China” (with Youhong Lin and Peng Xu), 2019.
  • “Cowboys and Indians: Quasi-experimental evidence on cigarette brand loyalty” (with Philip Decicca and Don Kenkel), 2018.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage and Use of Nicotine Replacement Treatment – Evidence from Medicaid Smokers” (with Lianlian Lei), 2018.
  • “Dynamic Links between Socioeconomic Status and Obesity in China” (with Hui Cao and Francesca Hansstein), 2014.
  • “Errors in retrospective data on smoking: comparing maximum likelihood and ad hoc approaches” (with Don Kenkel and Joe LeCates), 2011.
  • “The Evolution of the Schooling-Smoking Gradient” (with Don Kenkel), 2009.
  • “Mechanisms for the Association Between Maternal Employment and Child Cognitive Development” (with John Cawley), NBER Working Paper 13609, 2007.