Zhuo (Adam) Chen is a Senior Health Economist at The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He earned his B.S. (1996)
and M.Mgt. (1999) in Management Science from the University of Science and Technology of
China, M.S in Statistics (2002) and Ph.D. in Economics (2004) from Iowa State University.
His research focuses on Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics,
and China’s Agriculture. His research on these topics had appeared in American Journal of
Agricultural Economics, Economics Letters, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and
Econometrics, China Economic Review, Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Health
Economics, and Health Services Research. Before joining CDC, he was a postdoctoral
scholar at the Chicago Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics, The University
of Chicago. He has been a Board Director (2007-2008; 2012-2013) of the Chinese Economists
Society and a Steering Committee Member (2008-2009) of the CDC Health Economics Research
Group. He is with the Division of Epidemiologic and Analytic Methods for Population
Health, Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office, CDC. 

Articles

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EVALUATION OF VARIANCE ESTIMATORS FOR THE CONCENTRATION AND HEALTH ACHIEVEMENT INDICES: A MONTE CARLO SIMULATION (with Kakoli Roy and Carol A. Gotway Crawford), Health Economics (2012)

Although the concentration index (CI) and the health achievement index (HAI) have been extensively used,...

 

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Prices of Unhealthy Foods, Food Stamp Program Participation, and Body Weight Status Among US Low-Income Women (with Norou Diawara and Youfa Wang), Journal of Family and Economic Issues (2012)

This paper examines the interactive effect between the price of unhealthy foods and Food Stamp...

 

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The role of geographic scale in testing the income inequality hypothesis as an explanation of health disparities (with Carol A. Gotway Crawford), Social Science & Medicine (2012)

This study re-examined the role of geographic scale in measuring income inequality and testing the...

 

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Inverse relationship between productivity and farm size: The case of China (with Wallace Huffman and Scott Rozelle), Contemporary Economic Policy (2011)

In developing agricultures, past research has suggested an inverse relationship between farm productivity and size....

 

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Nutrigenomics Hypothesis: Examining the Association Between Food Stamp Program Participation and Bodyweight Among Low-Income Women (with Harry Qi Zhang), Journal of Family and Economic Issues (2011)

This paper examines the association between food stamp program participation and bodyweight among 1,723 eligible...

 

Contributions to Books

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The impact of minimum wage rates on body weight in the United States (with David Meltzer), Economic Aspects of Obesity (2011)

Growing consumption of increasingly less expensive food, and especially “fast food”, has been cited as...

 

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Prevention Effectiveness (with Kakoli Roy and Anne Haddix), Principles of Public Health Practice (2009)
 

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Measuring county-level technical efficiency of Chinese agriculture: a spatial analysis (with Wallace E. Huffman), China’s Agricultural Development: Challenges and Prospects (2006)
 

Unpublished Papers

Technical notes for "calculating concentration index with repetitive values of the welfare variable" (with Kakoli Roy) (2008)

This technical note provides the proof of Theorem 1 in “Calculating concentration index with repetitive...

 

Other

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CONCINDC: Stata module to calculate concentration index with both individual and grouped data (2007)

oncindc computes the concentration index (CI) for micro data with a categorical welfare variable or...