Hang Zhao

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Email: hzhao@allegheny.edu
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Professional Title/s

Visiting Assistant Professor

Faculty Credentials

University of Colorado Denver, Economics. M.S., Boston University, Actuarial Science. Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Biographical Information

Research Interests

My research area focuses on drug policies, the well-being of older adults, nutrition and health outcomes, utilizing causal inference methods such as Difference-in-Difference and Propensity Score Matching to provide critical evidence and suggestions on topics including OxyContin reformulation, gray divorce, and diet quality among older Americans. My research aims to provide critical evidence and suggestions for developing new policies and assistance programs that account for spillover effects and unintended consequences. The goal is to demonstrate the impacts of various lifestyle choices of Americans and to provide policymakers with the necessary information to design effective policies that promote the well-being of Americans, particularly older adults.

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Office Hours

  • Monday: None
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: 9:00am – 11:00am, Quigley Hall 118
  • Thursday: 10:55am – 12:10pm & 1:30pm – 2:15pm, Alden Hall 104
  • Friday: 9:00am – 11:00am, Quigley Hall 118

Or by appointment.