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
Dr. Terence Cheng joined the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Research Scientist of Health Systems and Policy in May 2021. His research focuses on the economics of health care systems, with a particular emphasis on how public and private health care systems interact. He has studied private health insurance markets, medical labor markets, and well-being. His research at Harvard focuses on the evaluation of innovative health care financing and delivery models and the integration of multi-site cohort epidemiological data with policy and system research, with an emphasis on emerging economies. Prior to joining Harvard, Dr. Cheng held academic and research appointments at universities in Australia and Singapore. He has published widely in economics and health policy journals, such as the Journal of Health Economics, Economic Journal, Health Economics, and Social Science and Medicine. He was an Australian Endeavour Fellow in 2018. Terence received a MSocSci from the National University of Singapore, and his PhD from the Australian National University.
A selection of recent papers
“Impact of COVID-19 on subjective well-being: Evidence from Singapore” (with Seonghoon Kim and Kanghyock Koh). 2020 IZA DP No.13702 (New draft available – email for paper)
“Oil extraction and spillover effects into local labour: Evidence from Ghana” (with Akwasi Ampofo and Firmin Doko-Tchatoka). 2020
“The effect of income-based mandates on the demand for private hospital insurance and its dynamics“. (with Thomas Buchmueller, Ngoc Anh Pham, Kevin Staub). Journal of Health Economics, 75, 102403, 2021. (PrePub)
“How do gender differences in family responsibilities affect doctors’ labour supply? Evidence from Australian panel data“. (With Jia Song). Social Science and Medicine, 265, 113475, 2020.
“Cream skimming: Theory and evidence from hospital transfers and capacity utilisation“. (with Ou Yang, Marc Chan and Jongsay Yong). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 173, 68–87, 2020.
“Monthly spending dynamics of the elderly following a health shock: Evidence from Singapore” (with Rhema Vaithianathan & Jing Li). Health Economics, 28(1), 23-43. 2019.