Curriculum Vitae

Terence C. Cheng

Research Scientist in Health System Research and Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Email: tccheng [at] hsph.harvard.edu
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave,
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States

I am a health economist and a Research Scientist of Health Systems and Policy at the Department of Global Health and Population of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. My research focuses on the economics of health systems, with an emphasis on how public and private health care systems interact. I have studied private health insurance markets, medical labor markets, and well-being. At Harvard Chan, I co-lead a research program that evaluates innovative health care financing and delivery models, and integrates administrative, epidemiological, and survey data for policy and system research. My current research focus areas are on the economics of telemedicine & internet health markets, long-term care financing, health & well-being, and applied econometrics. Prior to joining Harvard, I held faculty and research appointments at universities in Australia and Singapore, and was an Australian Endeavour Fellow.

Five most representative papers

Measuring the effects of reducing subsidies for private insurance on public expenditure for health care. Journal of Health Economics. [pdf][Published version]

Public, private, both? Analysing factors influencing the labour supply of medical specialists. (with Guyonne Kalb & Anthony Scott). Canadian Journal of Economics. [pdf][Published version]

Attrition bias in panel data: a sheep in wolf’s clothing? A case study based on the MABEL survey. (with Pravin Trivedi). Health Economics [pdf][Published version]

Longitudinal evidence for a midlife nadir in human well-being: results from four data sets (with Nick Powdthavee & Andrew Oswald). Economic Journal. [Published version]

Understanding online dual practice of public hospital doctors in China: a mixed-methods study (with Duo Xu, Jia Jia Zhan, Hongqiao Fu and Winnie Yip). Health Policy and Planning, [Published version]

* The image of the moonrise in the header was made in the town of Hokitika in the South Island of New Zealand in 2018. The fall leaves were made in Webster Reserve, Newton Massachusetts in 2022.