Wei Fu    

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

                                                  -- Oscar Wilde


Assistant professor

Health Management and Systems Sciences Department 

University of Louisville 

Research Field: Health policy, applied econometrics

Curriculum Vitae (Aug 2023) | Google Scholar



Room 105, School of Public Health and Information Sciences

485 E Gray St., Louisville, KY, 40202

Recent Revise-and-Resubmits

From Syringes to Dishes: Improving Food Security through Vaccination”, 2023. NBER Working Paper No. 31045, IZA Discussion Paper No. 16009. Reject-and-Resubmit at the Journal of Public Economics.

with Erkmen G. Aslim, Erdal Tekin, and Shijun You

State Vaccination Policies, Delayed Care, and Health Expenditures”. 2022. NBER Working Paper No. 30139. Revise-and-Resubmit at the Economic Journal.

with Erkmen G. Aslim, Chia-Lun Liu, and Erdal Tekin

Presentation Slides, Thread, Podcast Episode

NIH Grant Expansion and Scientific Discovery”. R&R at Communications Biology

with Shin-Yi Chou, and Li-San Wang.

This is a part of our NBER working paper "NIH Grant Expansion, Ancestral Diversity and Scientific Discovery in Genomics Research"

Sharing Benefits Not Risks? Estimating Household Sharing Behaviors Using Two Quasi-Natural Experiments in China. R&R at Economic Development and Cultural Change

with Shin-Yi Chou and Cheng Chen.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Economics Journals

Migration Control Policy and Parent-Child Separation among Migrant Families: Evidence from China, 2023. Journal of Population Economics, forthcoming

with Yuanyuan Chen

Unemployment Benefits, Food Insecurity, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Spending”, 2023. American Journal of Agricultural Economics

with Chen Huang and Feng Liu

[Supplemental Material]

Unemployment Insurance and Cigarette Smoking”, 2019. Journal of Health Economics

with Feng Liu

Medical Journals

The Prediction of Alzheimer’s Disease through Multi-Trait Genetic Modeling”, 2023. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

with Shin-Yi Chou, Li-San Wang, Jung-Ying Tzeng, Wan-Ping Lee, Kaylyn Clark, Chia-Lun Liu, and Pei-Chuan Ho

Co-first author

Mental Distress Among Female Individuals of Reproductive Age and Reported Barriers to Legal Abortion Following the US Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade”, 2023. JAMA Network Open

with Dhaval Dave, and Muzhe Yang

Media: Salon, Healio

Alzheimer’s Disease Variant Portal (ADVP): A Catalog of Genetic Findings for Alzheimer’s Disease”, 2022. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

with Pavel P. Kuksa, Chia-Lun Liu, Liming Qu, Yi Zhao, Zivadin Katanic, Amanda B Kuzma, Pei-Chuan Ho, Kai-Teh Tzeng, Otto Valladares, Shin-Yi Chou, Adam C Naj, Gerard D Schellenberg, Yuk Yee Leung, and Li-San Wang. Co-first author

MedRxiv, ADVP Catalog, BlogPost

Reconcile the Debate Over Protective Effects of BCG Vaccine against COVID-19”, 2021. Scientific Reports

with Pei-Chuan Ho, Chia-Lun Liu, Kai-Teh Tzeng, Nawar Nayeem, Jonni S. Moore, Li-San Wang, and Shin-Yi Chou. First author

Active Research

Working Papers

 "The Devastating Dance between Opioid and Housing Crises: Evidence from OxyContin Reformulation", 2023. Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4644748 

with Ashley Bradford, Shijun You

NIH Grant Expansion, Ancestral Diversity and Scientific Discovery in Genomics Research”, 2022. NBER Working Paper No. 30155. 

 with Shin-Yi Chou, and Li-San Wang

[Presentation Slides, Manuscript Version September 2022, Appendix A]

A Single Dose For Me, A Wealth of Protection For Us: The Public Health Cost of Individualism in the Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccine”. 2023.

with Shin-Yi Chou, and Li-San Wang

The Interplay of Extraversion Genes and Childhood Environment in Occupational Sorting”, 2022

with Shin-Yi Chou, Li-San Wang, Chia-Lun Liu, and Pei-Chuan Ho.

Culture, Policy Obedience, and Virus Spread: Evidence from The Anti-COVID Efforts in The United States”, 2022

with Cheng Chen, Ying-Min Kuo, and Yuanting Wu. 

Technology Development, Labor Migration and Family Integration: Evidence from China’s High-Speed Railway Development”, 2018

with Hui Cao and Shin-Yi Chou, 2018.

Other Publications in Peer-Reviewed Chinese Journals

Migration Control Policy in Megalopolis, School Enrollment Requirement and Children Left-behind” (特大城市人口调控政策、入学门槛与儿童留守). 2023. China Economic Quarterly (经济学(季刊))

with Yuanyuan Chen

Land Transfer Right, Rural-to-Urban Migration and Agricultural Production” (土地承包经营权流转、劳动力流动与农业生产). 2017. Management World (管理世界)

with Yuanyuan Chen,
Award: The Shanghai 14th Philosophy and Social Science Excellent Academic Achievement Award, 2nd Prize (with Yuanyuan Chen), Shanghai, 2018.

Purchased by Government or Provided by Family? Estimating the Substitution Effects of Informal Care” (政府购买还是家庭照料? 基于家庭照料替代效应的实证分析) 2017. Nankai Economic Studies (南开经济研究) 

with Feng Huang

Ecological Footprint Analysis of the China’s International Trade” (中国进出口贸易内涵自然资本的生态足迹分析) 2013. China Industrial Economics (中国工业经济) 

with Zhaohua Li