Muzhe Yang, Ph.D., holds the Francis J. Ingrassia ʹ75 and Elizabeth McCaul Endowed Professorship


Peking University, China, B.A., M.A.
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Health Economics
Applied Econometrics
Public Policy
Treatment Effect Analysis

Muzhe Yang’s research aims to provide empirical evidence on causal relations that have policy implications. Examples of his work include peer effects in physicians’ new drug prescription behaviors, the impact of publicly reported provider quality information on CABG markets, the impact of exposure to food advertising on purchasing behaviors, the roles of nationality and ethnicity in international and inter-regional trade, effects of signaling behaviors on college admission outcomes, effects of paid maternity leave on breastfeeding practices, fetal health effects of long commutes to work during pregnancy, and the impact of power plant emissions on fetal and infant health.


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