Feng Liu

Curriculum Vitae


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



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



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



Topics in Applied Economics, Principal of Economics


Research Field:

Health Economics, Public Policy, Applied Microeconomics



- "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



- 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).