Muzhe Yang

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
College of Business and Economics
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Office: (610) 758-4962
Fax: (610) 758-4677

Curriculum Vitae


"The Joint Determination of Obesity and Poverty in Developed Countries," with Chad Meyerhoefer, book chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology, edited by John Komlos and Inas Rashad Kelly. Online Publication Date: November 2015 (link).

"Paid Maternity Leave and Breastfeeding Practice Before and After California's Implementation of the Nation's First Paid Family Leave Program," with Rui Huang, Economics & Human Biology 16: 45-59, January 2015 (link) (wp version).

"Borders, Ethnicity and Trade," with Jenny Aker, Michael Klein and Stephen O'Connell, Journal of Development Economics 107: 1-16, March 2014 (link) (wp version).

"Is There a Physician Peer Effect? Evidence from New Drug Prescriptions," with Hsien-Ming Lien and Shin-Yi Chou, Economic Inquiry 52(1): 116-137, January 2014 (link) (wp version).

"Asymmetric Association between Exposure to Obesity and Weight Gain among Adolescents," with Rui Huang, Eastern Economic Journal 40(1): 96-118, Winter 2014 (link) (wp version).

"Buy What Is Advertised on Television? Evidence from Bans on Child-Directed Food Advertising," with Rui Huang, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing 32(2): 207-222, Fall 2013 (link) (wp version).

"Crisis-Induced Depression, Physical Activity and Dietary Intake among Young Adults: Evidence from the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks," with Yang Wang, Economics & Human Biology 11(2): 206-220, March 2013 (link) (wp version).

"Depression, Antidepressant Use and Weight Gain," with George Wehby, International Journal of Applied Economics 9(2): 1-38, September 2012 (link) (wp version).

"The Relationship between Food Assistance and Health: A Review of the Literature and Empirical Strategies for Identifying Program Effects," with Chad Meyerhoefer, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 33(3): 304-344, Autumn 2011 (link) (wp version).

"Do Bad Report Cards Have Consequences? Impacts of Publicly Reported Provider Quality Information on the CABG Market in Pennsylvania," with Justin Wang, Jason Hockenberry and Shin-Yi Chou, Journal of Health Economics 30(2): 392-407, March 2011 (link).

"Demonstrated Interest: Signaling Behavior in College Admissions," with James Dearden, Suhui Li and Chad Meyerhoefer (wp version).

"Impacts of Being Downwind of a Coal-Fired Power Plant on Infant Health at Birth: Evidence from the Precedent-Setting Portland Rule," with Shin-Yi Chou (wp version).

"Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Sulfur Dioxide on Infant Birth Weight: Evidence from a Pennsylvania Power Plant Located Upwind of New Jersey," with Rhea Bhatta, Shin-Yi Chou and Cheng-I Hsieh (wp version).

"Treatment Effect Analyses through Orthogonality Conditions Implied by a Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Design, with Two Empirical Studies" (wp version).


Course Name Level Syllabus
Eco 45 Statistical Methods Undergraduate 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Spring 2016
Eco 416 Econometrics (II) Ph.D. Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015
Eco 464 Applied Econometrics (I) Ph.D. Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 2015

Last update: January 28, 2016.