Research

Research interests

Behavioral Economics, Health Economics, Cost-Benefit Analysis


Selected Working Papers

"Earn more by driving less" (with Juin Kuan Chong and Teck-Hua Ho), under revision for resubmission to Management Science

"Path dependency in physician decisions" (with Rui Tang, Han Ye, Junjian Yi, and Songfa Zhong), under revision for resubmission to Review of Economic Studies


Publications

"Time dependency in physician decision-making" (with Rui Tang, Han Ye, Junjian Yi, and Songfa Zhong), American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 110, pp. 284-288, 2020. View Paper

"Sleep, health and human capital: Evidence from daylight saving time" (with Nicolas Ziebarth), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 170, pp. 174-192, 2020. View Paper

“Retrospective and prospective benefit-cost analysis of US anti-smoking policies” (with Donald S. Kenkel, Feng Liu, and Hua Wang), Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 6 (1), pp. 154-186, 2015. View Paper

“Research publications and economic growth: Evidence from cross-country regressions” (with Jang C Jin), Applied Economics, 45 (8), pp. 983-990, 2013. View Paper

“Peri-operative blood transfusion increases length of hospital stay and number of postoperative complications in non-cardiac surgical patients” (with Wendy F. Bower, Malcolm J. Underwood, Y. H. Lam, and Paul B. Lai), Hong Kong Medical Journal, 16 (2), pp. 116-120, 2010. View Paper

“Overt diabetes mellitus adversely affects surgical outcomes of noncardiovascular patients” (with Wendy F. Bower, Malcolm J. Underwood, Janet F. Lee, Kit F. Lee, Yuk H. Lam, Sui K. Ng, Alexander C. Vlantis, and Paul B. Lai), Surgery, 147 (5), pp. 670-675, 2010. View Paper