Liu, Feng(劉鋒)

BA (NJU); MA (IUPUI); Ph.D. (Cornell)

Adjunct Associate Professor


Department of Decisions, Operations and Technology

Room 901, 9/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7813


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 received the Chancellor’s Scholar Award for excellence in academic achievement in 2003.

Research Interests

Health Economics
Applied Microeconomics

  • Publications & Working Papers
    • “Indoor Air Quality and Health: Empirical Evidence from Fluoride Pollution in China” (with Youhong Lin), China Economic Review, (2019),
    • “Unemployment Insurance and Cigarette Smoking” (with Wei Fu), Journal of Health Economics, (2019), 63:34-51.
    • “Labor Migration and Health of Left-behind Children in China” (with Lianlian Lei and Elaine Hill), Journal of Development Studies, (2018), 54(1):93-110.
    • “Effects of Workplace Clean Indoor Air Laws on Smoking-Related Outcomes” (with Kai-Wen Cheng, MariaElena Gonzalez and Stanton Glantz), Health Economics, Vol. 26(2), pp 226–242, 2017
    • “Behavioral Welfare Economics and FDA Tobacco Regulations” (with P. DeCicca, D. Kenkel, H. Wang), Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, v25 (Human Capital and Health Behavior) edited by Bolin et al. Emerald Group Publishing, 2017
    • “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.
    • “One-child policy and childhood obesity” (with Jie Zhang and Peng Xu), China Economic Review, (2016), doi:10.1016/j.chieco.2016.05.003.
    • “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.
    • “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.
    • “Excise Tax Avoidance: The Case of State Cigarette Taxes” (with Phil DeCicca and Don Kenkel), Journal of Health Economics, (2013), 32(6):1130-1141.
    • “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.
    • “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.
    • “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.
    • “Quit Attempts and Intention to Quit Cigarette Smoking among Medicaid Recipients in the United States”, Public Health (2010), 124(10):553-558.
    • “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.
    • “Cutting through the Smoke: Separating the Effect of Price on Smoking Initiation, Relapse and Cessation” Applied Economics (2010), 42(23): 2921-2939.
    • “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.
    • “Correlates of State Legislative Action to Address Childhood Obesity” (with John Cawley), Obesity (2008), 16(1): 162–167.