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Associate Professor of health economics

Business School

Phone: 13951866061


Research Summary

My research focuses on health economics, specifically in the area of health system finance, impact of policy interventions on health expenditures and outcomes, social medical insurance. In recent years I have taken charge of research projects about New Rural Cooperative Medical System, such as “A Study on New Rural Cooperative Medical System and Optimal Medical Security Design in Rural China”, funded by Social Science Project of Ministry of Education of China, A Study on Inequality in the Healthcare Finance in Rural China, funded bySocial Science Project of Department of Education of JiangSu Province. I recently published a paper entitled “Does the New Rural Cooperative Medical System withhigher reimbursement rates reduce catastrophic healthexpenditures in rural China?” which test if the NRMS have reduced medical financial burden of rural residents.


2005     Ph.D., Economics, Nanjing Agricultural University

2002     M.S., Economics, Nanjing Agricultural University

1991     B.S., Economics, Yangzhou University

Academic Experience

2005-  Associate Professor of health economics, Department of Economics, Business School,China Pharmaceutical University

2013-2014  Visiting scholar of health economicsInstitute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Awards and Honors

2005  Outstanding Postgraduate, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2005.

2007   Outstanding Teaching Award, China Pharmaceutical University.

2014   Outstanding Teaching Award, China Pharmaceutical University


(1). The determinants of health expenditure in China: A panel data analysis. Working paper.

(2). Zaiyu Chen, DaiJun Zhao, Peter C. Coyte, Does the New Rural Cooperative Medical System withhigher reimbursement rates reduce catastrophic healthexpenditures in rural China? International Journal of Healthcare 2015, Vol. 1, No. 1.

(3)The Study of Medical Expenditure Control on New Cooperative Medical System, Economics issues, 2012(10), 46-50.

(4)Optimal Reimbursement and Premium of Health Insurance in Rural China, World Economic Papers, 1(2012), 75-90. Invited Paper Presented at Academic Conference on the Subject of Research on the Medical Reform and Health of Older in China, Sponsored by Central University of Finance and Economics, Peking University, Economics Research Journal. Beijing, P.R.China, April, 2011. Reprint in Journal of Structural Reform (Information Center for Social Science of Renmin University, P. R. China), 5(2012).

(5) Historical Retrospect and Comparative Analysis on Rural Cooperative Medical System in China, Agricultural Economics, 22012, 59-61.

(6)Income, Income Inequality and Health in Rural China,(with Hongliang Wang), NankaiEconomic Studies, 5 (2010), 71-83.

(7)Measurement of Inequality in the Healthcare Finance in Rural China, Invited Paper Presented at the Ninth China Economics Annual Conference, Sponsored by the Center of China EconomicResearch of Peking University, Hangzhou, P.R.China, October, 2009.

(8)The Health of the Left-Behind Children in Rural China, Chinese Journal of Population Science, 5(2009), 95-102. Invited Paper presented at Academic Conference on the Subject of the Opportunity and Challenge of the PeopleDevelopment in China, Sponsored by Institute of Population and Labor Economics of Chinese Academy of Social Science.Guiyang, Guizhou Province, P.R. China, October, 2009.

(9)New Cooperative Medical System and Medical Security in Rural China, Chinese Journal of Population Science, 3(2007), 55-62.

(10)The Analysis on the Demand Scarcity of New Rural Cooperative Medical System in China, China Health Economics, 3(2007), 54-57.

(11)Analysis on the Disparity of Medical Expense in the Rural China, Economic issues, 6(2007), 86-88.