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)

Working Papers

  • “Sophistication and Cautiousness in College Applications”, (with Kentaro Tomoeda and Xiaoyu Xia, Link)
  • “Gender Gap in Test Scores: Evidence from China”,(revision requested at Applied Economics)

Work in Progress

  • “Non-linear Features in the New Cooperative Medical Scheme and Impacts on Health”, (with Jie Ma, Bo Zhou)
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