Feng Liu

Curriculum Vitae

Address:

707 School of Economics Building

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

777 Guoding Road, Shanghai 200433, China

E-mail: liu.feng@mail.shufe.edu.cn

Phone: (86) 21-65902331

 

Education:

Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, Cornell University, May 2007

M.A. in Economics, Indiana University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), May 2003

B.A. in Economics, Nanjing University, June 1992

 

Employment:

Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2007-present

 

Teaching:

Topics in Applied Economics, Principal of Economics

 

Research Field:

Health Economics, Public Policy, Applied Microeconomics

 

Publications:

- "Quit Attempts and Intention to Quit Cigarette Smoking among Medicaid Recipients in the United States", Public Health, forthcoming

- “Reduced Smoking and Rising Obesity: Does Smoking Restriction in Workplace Matter?” (with Kaiwen Chen, Hua Wang and Ning Zhang), Economics Letters (2010), 108(3):249-252.

- “Effect of Medicaid Coverage of Tobacco-Dependence Treatments on Smoking Cessation” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2009), 6(12):3143-3155.

- “An Analysis of Life-Course Smoking Behavior in China” (with Don Kenkel and Dean Lillard), Health Economics (2009), 18(S2): S147–S156.

- “Cutting through the Smoke: Separating the Effect of Price on Smoking Initiation, Relapse and Cessation” Applied Economics (2009), doi: 10.1080/00036840801964880.

- “Correlates of State Legislative Action to Address Childhood Obesity” (with John Cawley), Obesity (2008), 16(1): 162–167.  

 

Papers under submission:

- "Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy among Medicaid Smokers: Impact of Coverage of Tobacco-Dependence Treatments", Health Economics, invited revision

- "Who Pays Cigarette Taxes? The Impact of Consumer Price Search" (with Phil DeCicca, and Don Kenkel), Review of Economics and Statistics, initial submission

- “Excise Tax Avoidance: The Case of State Cigarette Taxes” (with Phil DeCicca and Don Kenkel), Journal of Public Economics, initial submission

- “Reservation Prices: An Economic Analysis of Cigarette Purchases on Indian Reservations” (with Phil DeCicca and Don Kenkel), Journal of Law and Economics, initial submission

 

Working Papers:

- “Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: A Search for Mechanisms in Time Use Data” (with John Cawley), NBER Working Paper 13600

- “Mechanisms for the Association between Maternal Employment and Child Cognitive Development” (with John Cawley), NBER Working Paper 13609

- "Does Good Academic Performance Prevent Suicide? Evidence from the Accountability Laws" (with Ning Zhang)

- "Children's Mental Health: Does Economy Matter?" (with Ning Zhang)

- "Alcohol Demand in China"

- "Does Weather Affect Health Behaviors? Evidence from Temperature and Cigarette Smoking" (with Xuan Yin)  

 

Conference Presentations:

- 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, July 2006.

- 2nd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, June 2008
- 5th HKEA Biennial Conference, December 2008

- 14th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, March 2009

- American Time Use Research Conference, June, 2009

- 7th International Health Economics Association World Congress, July 2009

- 3rd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, June 2010

 

Journal Referee:

- American Journal of Public Health

- Applied Economics

- China Economic Review

- Journal of Family and Economic Issues

 

Honors:

- Chancellor's Scholar Award, Indiana University at Indianapolis, 2003

- College of Human Ecology Fellowship, Cornell University, 2003-2004

 

Reviewer of Conference Abstracts

iHEA Scientific Committee

 

Research Grants:

- Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry, grant to study tobacco control policies in China. 2009-2011. Principal Investigator.

- Shanghai University of Finance and Economics New Faculty Start-Up grant to study the economics of smoking. 2008-2010. Principal Investigator.

- National Institutes of Health R21 grant. “An Econometric Analysis of Cigarette Price Search and Tax Incidence.” 2008-2010. Consultant (P.I. Don Kenkel).