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Working Papers

NIH Grant Expansion, Ancestral Diversity and Scientific Discovery in Genomics Research”, with Shin-Yi Chou, and Li-San Wang, 2022. NBER Working Paper No. 30155. [Presentation Slides, Manuscript Version September 2022, Appendix A]

State Vaccination Policies, Delayed Care, and Health Expenditures”, with Erkmen G. Aslim, Chia-Lun Liu, and Erdal Tekin, 2022. NBER Working Paper No. 30139. [Presentation Slides, Thread, Podcast Episode]

“A Single Dose For Me, A Big Protection For Us: Culture, COVID Vaccination Eligibility Expansion, and Public Health”, with Shin-Yi Chou, and Li-San Wang. Under Review.

Culture, Policy Obedience, and Virus Spread: Evidence from The Anti-COVID Efforts in The United States”, with Cheng Chen, Ying-Min Kuo, and Yuanting Wu. Under Review.

Migration Control Policy and Parent-Child Separation among Migrant Families: Evidence from China”, with Yuanyuan Chen. Under Review.

“Extraversion Genes, Childhood Environment, and Occupational Choices”, with Shin-Yi Chou, Li-San Wang, Chia-Lun Liu, and Pei-Chuan Ho, 2022.

“The Prediction of Alzheimer’s Disease through Multi-Trait Genetic Modeling”, with Shin-Yi Chou, Li-San Wang, Jung-Ying Tzeng, Wan-Ping Lee, Kaylyn Clark, Chia-Lun Liu, and Pei-Chuan Ho, 2022.

“Sharing Benefits Not Risks? Estimating Household Sharing Behaviors Using Two Quasi-Natural Experiments in China”, with Shin-Yi Chou and Cheng Chen. Revision Request at Economic Development and Cultural Change.

“Technology Development, Labor Migration and Family Integration: Evidence from China’s High-Speed Railway Development”, with Hui Cao and Shin-Yi Chou, 2018.

Selected Work in Progress

Personality Genes and Occupational Choice

Opioids and Crime

Racial Diversity and Collective Actions

Gender Norm, Labor Specfication during the Pandemic


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Unemployment Benefits, Food Insecurity, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Spending”, with Chen Huang and Feng Liu, 2022. accepted by American Journal of Agricultural Economics. [Supplemental Material]

Alzheimer’s Disease Variant Portal (ADVP): A Catalog of Genetic Findings for Alzheimer’s Disease”, with Pavel P. Kuksa, Chia-Lun Liu, Liming Qu, Yi Zhao, Zivadin Katanic, Amanda B Kuzma, Pei-Chuan Ho, Kai-Teh Tzeng, Otto Valladares, Shin-Yi Chou, Adam C Naj, Gerard D Schellenberg, Yuk Yee Leung, and Li-San Wang, 2022. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 86(1):461-477. [Co-fisrt author, MedRxiv, ADVP Catalog, BlogPost]

Reconcile the Debate Over Protective Effects of BCG Vaccine against COVID-19”, with Pei-Chuan Ho, Chia-Lun Liu, Kai-Teh Tzeng, Nawar Nayeem, Jonni S. Moore, Li-San Wang, and Shin-Yi Chou, 2021. Scientific Reports 11(1):1-9. [First author]

Unemployment Insurance and Cigarette Smoking”, with Feng Liu, 2019. Journal of Health Economics 63:34-51.

Publications in Chinese Peer-Reviewed Journals

“Migration Control Policy in Megalopolis, School Enrollment Requirement and Children Left-behind” (特大城市人口调控政策、入学门槛与儿童留守), with Yuanyuan Chen, 2021. China Economic Quarterly (经济学(季刊)), Forthcoming.

“Land Transfer Right, Rural-to-Urban Migration and Agricultural Production” (土地承包经营权流转、劳动力流动与农业生产), with Yuanyuan Chen, 2017. Management World (管理世界) 11:79-93.
Award: The Shanghai 14th Philosophy and Social Science Excellent Academic Achievement Award, 2nd Prize (with Yuanyuan Chen), Shanghai, 2018.

“Purchased by Government or Provided by Family? Estimating the Substitution Effects of Informal Care” (政府购买还是家庭照料? 基于家庭照料替代效应的实证分析) with Feng Huang, 2017. Nankai Economic Studies (南开经济研究) 1:136-152.

“Ecological Footprint Analysis of the China’s International Trade” (中国进出口贸易内涵自然资本的生态足迹分析) with Zhaohua Li, 2013. China Industrial Economics (中国工业经济) 9:5-18.