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Terence C Cheng, Ph.D.

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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 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.

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  1. Xu D, Zhan J, Cheng T, Fu H, Yip W. Understanding online dual practice of public hospital doctors in China: a mixed-methods study. Health Policy Plan. 2022 Apr 12; 37(4):440-451. PMID: 35266518.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Terence C. Cheng, Hongqiao Fu, Duo Xu, and Winnie Yip. New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst. Technology Platforms Are Revolutionizing Health Care Service Delivery in China. 2022. View Publication.
  3. Akwasi Ampofo, Terence C.Cheng, Firmin Doko Tchatoka. Oil extraction and spillover effects into local labour market: Evidence from Ghana. Energy Economics. 2022; 106:105699. View Publication.
  4. Buchmueller TC, Cheng TC, Pham NTA, Staub KE. The effect of income-based mandates on the demand for private hospital insurance and its dynamics. J Health Econ. 2021 01; 75:102403. PMID: 33285341.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Song J, Cheng TC. How do gender differences in family responsibilities affect doctors' labour supply? Evidence from Australian panel data. Soc Sci Med. 2020 11; 265:113475. PMID: 33257176.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Yang O, Chan MK, Cheng TC, Yong J. Cream skimming: Theory and evidence from hospital transfers and capacity utilization. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 2020; 173:68-87. View Publication.
  7. Cheng TC, Li J, Vaithianathan R. Monthly spending dynamics of the elderly following a health shock: Evidence from Singapore. Health Econ. 2019 01; 28(1):23-43. PMID: 30198183.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Cheng TC, Kalb G, Scott A. Public, private, both? Analysing factors influencing the labour supply of medical specialists. Canadian Journal of Economics. 2018; 51(2):660-692. View Publication.
  9. Edney LC, Afzalia HA, Cheng TC, Karnon J. Mortality reductions from marginal increases in public spending on health. Health Policy. 2018; 122(8):892-899. View Publication.
  10. Cheng TC, Costa-I-Font J, Powdthavee N. DO YOU HAVE TO WIN IT TO FIX IT? A Longitudinal Study of Lottery Winners and Their Health-Care Demand. Am J Health Econ. 2018; 4(1):26-50. PMID: 29430486; PMCID: PMC5802355.
    Citations: 1     
  11. Kalb G, Kuehnle D, Scott A, Cheng TC, Jeon S-H. What factors affect physicians' labour supply: Comparing structural discrete choice and reduced-form approaches. Health Economics. 2017. View Publication.
  12. Kalb G, Kuehnle D, Scott A, Cheng TC, Jeon SH. What factors affect physicians' labour supply: Comparing structural discrete choice and reduced-form approaches. Health Econ. 2018 02; 27(2):e101-e119. PMID: 28980358.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Edney LC, Afzalia HA, Cheng TC, Karnon J. Estimating the reference incremental cost-effectiveness ratio for the Australian health system. PharmacoEconomics. 2017; 36:239-252. View Publication.
  14. Cheng TC, Powdthavee N, Oswald AJ. LONGITUDINAL EVIDENCE FOR A MIDLIFE NADIR IN HUMAN WELL-BEING: RESULTS FROM FOUR DATA SETS. Econ J (London). 2017 02; 127(599):126-142. PMID: 28694549.
    Citations: 12     
  15. Joyce CM, Wang WC, Cheng TC. Changes in Doctors' Working Hours: A Longitudinal Analysis. Med Care Res Rev. 2015 Oct; 72(5):605-21. PMID: 26044096.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Cheng TC, Trivedi PK. Attrition Bias in Panel Data: A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing? A Case Study Based on the Mabel Survey. Health Econ. 2015 Sep; 24(9):1101-17. PMID: 26033504.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Cheng TC, Haisken-DeNew JP, Yong J. Cream skimming and hospital transfers in a mixed public-private system. Soc Sci Med. 2015 May; 132:156-64. PMID: 25813730.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Cheng TC, Palangkaraya A, Yong J. Hospital utilization in mixed public–private system: evidence from Australian hospital data. Applied Economics. 2014; 46(8):859-870. View Publication.
  19. Cheng TC. . Measuring the effects of reducing subsidies for private insurance on public expenditure for health care. Journal of Health Economics. 2013; 33:159-179. View Publication.
  20. Cheng TC. Measuring the effects of reducing subsidies for private insurance on public expenditure for health care. J Health Econ. 2014 Jan; 33:159-79. PMID: 24334005.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Cheng TC, Joyce CM, Scott A. An empirical analysis of public and private medical practice in Australia. Health Policy. 2013 Jun; 111(1):43-51. PMID: 23602546.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Cheng TC, Scott A, Jeon S-H, Kalb G, Humphreys J, Joyce C. What factors influence the earnings of General Practitioenrs and Medical Specialists? Evidence from the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life Survey. 2011; 21(11):1300-1317. View Publication.
  23. Cheng TC, Scott A, Jeon SH, Kalb G, Humphreys J, Joyce C. What factors influence the earnings of general practitioners and medical specialists? Evidence from the medicine in Australia: balancing employment and life survey. Health Econ. 2012 Nov; 21(11):1300-17. PMID: 21919116.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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