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LIU, Feng


Associate Professor

Education Background

PhD in Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
MA in Economics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
BA in Economics, Nanjing University

Research Field
Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Health Economics
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Dr. Feng Liu is an Associate Professor in the School of Management and Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. His research focuses on the economics of risky health behaviors, including cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, and those that relate to obesity. He has published papers on Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, etc. Before joining CUHK Shenzhen, he taught at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He received his Ph.D. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University in 2007. He obtained his M.A. in economics from IUPUI, where he has received the Chancellor's Scholar Award for excellence in academic achievement in 2003.

Academic Publications:

1. “Labor Migration and Health of Left-behind Children in China” (with Lianlian Lei and Elaine Hill), Journal of Development Studies, (2017), doi:10.1080/00220388.2017.1283015.
2. “One-child policy and childhood obesity” (with Jie Zhang and Peng Xu), China Economic Review, (2017), doi:10.1016/j.chieco.2016.05.003.
3. “The Effects of Workplace Clean Indoor Air Law Coverage on Workers’ Smoking-Related Outcomes” (with Kai-Wen Cheng, MariaElena Gonzalez, and Stanton Glantz), Health Economics, (2017), 26(2):226–242.
4. “Retrospective and Prospective Benefit-Cost Analysis of US Anti-Smoking Policies” (with Lawrence Jin, Don Kenkel, and Hua Wang), Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, (2015), 6(1):154–186.
5. “Reservation Prices: An Economic Analysis of Cigarette Purchases on Indian Reservations” (with Phil DeCicca and Don Kenkel), National Tax Journal, (2015), 68(1):93-118.
6. “Excise Tax Avoidance: The Case of State Cigarette Taxes” (with Phil DeCicca and Don Kenkel), Journal of Health Economics, (2013), 32(6):1130-1141.
7. “Who Pays Cigarette Taxes? The Impact of Consumer Price Search” (with Phil DeCicca and Don Kenkel), Review of Economics and Statistics (2013), 95(2):516-529.
8. “Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: A Search for Mechanisms in Time Use Data” (with John Cawley), Economics and Human Biology(2012),10(4):352-364.
9. “Is the Demand for Alcoholic Beverages in Developing Countries Sensitive to Price? Evidence from China”(with Guoqiang Tian), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2011), 8(6):2124-2131.
10. “Quit Attempts and Intention to Quit Cigarette Smoking among Medicaid Recipients in the United States”, Public Health (2010), 124(10):553-558.
11. “Reduced Smoking and Rising Obesity: Does Smoking Restriction in Workplace Matter?” (with Ning Zhang, Kai-Wen Cheng, and Hua Wang), Economics Letters (2010), 108(3):249-252.
12. “Cutting through the Smoke: Separating the Effect of Price on Smoking Initiation, Relapse and Cessation” Applied Economics (2010), 42(23): 2921-2939.
13. “Effect of Medicaid Coverage of Tobacco-Dependence Treatments on Smoking Cessation” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2009), 6(12):3143-3155.
14. “An Analysis of Life-Course Smoking Behavior in China” (with Don Kenkel and Dean Lillard), Health Economics (2009), 18(S2): S147–S156.
15. “Correlates of State Legislative Action to Address Childhood Obesity” (with John Cawley), Obesity (2008), 16(1): 162–167.