Research Statement

My resarch areas are education and health economics, with a focus on how individuals deviate from rationality when making decisions in education and healthcare contexts.


  • “The Effects of State-level Pharmacist Regulations on Generic Substitution of Prescription Drugs” (with Douglas Barthold, Health Economics, 27.11 (2018): 1717-1737. Link)

  • “Admission Mechanisms and Mismatches between Colleges and Students: Evidence from Large Field Data in China” (with Shiyu Bo, Jing Liu, Ji-liang Shiu, Sen Zhou, Economics of Education Review, 68 (2019): 27-37. Link)

  • “Media Attention and Choice of Major: Evidence from Violence Against Doctors in China”, (with Shiyu Bo, Joy Chen, Sen Zhou, Journal of Economic and Behavior Organization, 170(2020):1-19, lead article, Link)

  • “Noncognitive skills and gender gap in test scores”, (Applied Economics, 53.29 (2021): 3423-3437 , Link)

Working Papers

  • “Sophistication and Cautiousness in College Applications”, (with Kentaro Tomoeda and Xiaoyu Xia, revise and resubmit, Review of Economic Studies, Link)