Dr. Feng Liu is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. His research focuses on the public policies aimed at risky behaviors, including cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, and those related to obesity. He has published papers on Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Population 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 has received the Chancellor's Scholar Award for excellence in academic achievement in 2003.



1. “Vaccination and risky behaviors: evidence from the hepatitis B vaccination campaign in China”,with Chen Huang, Cong Li, and Ruofei Xu,,36, 2549–2580,2023

2. “Unemployment Benefits, Food Insecurity, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Spending”,with Chen Huang and Wei Fu,,105(2), 479-502,2023

3. “Impact of vaping restrictions in public places on smoking and vaping in the United States—evidence using a difference‐in‐differences approach ”,with Kai-Wen Cheng, Michael Pesko, David Levy, Geoffrey Fong, and Michael K. Cummings,,118(1), 160-166,2023

4. “Quantifying Brand Loyalty: Evidence from the Cigarette Market”,with Phil DeCicca, Don Kenkel and Jason Somerville,,79, 102512,2021

5. “Long-Term Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Tropical Cyclones”,with Youhong Lin and Peng Xu,,69, 101662,2021

6. “The Impact of Minimum Wage Increases on Cigarette Smoking”,with Chen Huang and Shijun You,,30(9), 2063-2091,2021

7. "Effects of Drought on Infant Mortality in China" ,with Youhong Lin and Peng Xu,,30(2), 248-269,2021

8. "Medicaid Coverage and Use of Nicotine Replacement Treatment",with Lianlian Lei,,40: 100938,2021

9. "Indoor Air Quality and Health: Empirical Evidence from Fluoride Pollution in China" ,with Youhong Lin,,63, 101282,2020

10. "One-child policy and childhood obesity" ,with Jie Zhang and Peng Xu,,59, 100938,2020

11. "Unemployment Insurance and Cigarette Smoking" ,with Wei Fu,,63:34-51,2019

12. "Labor Migration and Health of Left-behind Children in China",with Lianlian Lei and Elaine Hill,,54(1):93-110,2018

13. "The Effects of Workplace Clean Indoor Air Law Coverage on Workers’ Smoking-Related Outcomes" ,with Kai-Wen Cheng, MariaElena Gonzalez, and Stanton Glantz,,26(2):226–242,2017

14. "Retrospective and Prospective Benefit-Cost Analysis of US Anti-Smoking Policies" ,with Lawrence Jin, Don Kenkel, and Hua Wang,,6(1):154–186,2015

15. "Reservation Prices: An Economic Analysis of Cigarette Purchases on Indian Reservations",with Phil DeCicca and Don Kenkel,,68(1):93-118,2015

16. "Excise Tax Avoidance: The Case of State Cigarette Taxes",with Phil DeCicca and Don Kenkel,,32(6):1130-1141,2013

17. "Who Pays Cigarette Taxes? The Impact of Consumer Price Search" ,with Phil DeCicca and Don Kenkel,,95(2):516-529,2013

18. "Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: A Search for Mechanisms in Time Use Data”,with John Cawley,,10(4):352-364,2012

19. "Quit Attempts and Intention to Quit Cigarette Smoking among Medicaid Recipients in the United States",Feng Liu,,124(10):553-558,2010

20. "Reduced Smoking and Rising Obesity: Does Smoking Restriction in Workplace Matter?” ,with Ning Zhang, Kai-Wen Cheng, and Hua Wang,,108(3):249-252,2010

21. "Cutting through the Smoke: Separating the Effect of Price on Smoking Initiation, Relapse and Cessation” ,Feng Liu,,42(23): 2921-2939,2010

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

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