Maoyong Fan

Assistant Professor of Economics

Miller College of Business

Ball State University

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Short CV


Published Papers

1.      “Why Do Fewer Agricultural Workers Migrate Now?” (with Susan Gabbard, Anita Pena and Jeffrey Perloff), forthcoming American Journal of Agricultural Economics

2.      “Smog Episodes, Fine Particulate Pollution and Mortality in China” (with Maigeng Zhou, Guojun He, etc), forthcoming Environmental Research

3.      “Singleton Status And Childhood Obesity: Investigating Effects And Mechanisms” (with Yanhong Jin), forthcoming Economics Bulletin

4.       “The Gain Of Cadre Status In Rural China: Investigating Effects And Mechanisms” (with Yanhong Jin, Mingwang Chen and Qinghua Shi), forthcoming China Economic Review

5.       “Overweight Misperception among Adolescents in the United States” (with Yanhong Jin and Jagdish Khubchandani), forthcoming Journal of Pediatric Nursing

6.      Health Care Reform: Understanding Individuals’ Attitudes and Information Sources” (with Carolyn K. Shue, Kerry Anne McGeary, Ian Reid, Jagdish Khubchandani), forthcoming BioMed Research International [PDF][Cite]

7.      Determinants of Child Labor in the Modern United States: Evidence from Agricultural Workers and their Children and Concerns for Ongoing Public Policy” (with Anita Pena and Mimi Huston), Economics Bulletin, Volumn 34, Issue 1, February 2014, pp. 287-306. [PDF][Cite]

8.      Obesity and Self-Control: Food Consumption, Physical Activity and Weight-loss Intention” (with Yanhong Jin), Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Volume 36, Issue 1, March 2014, pp. 125-145. [PDF][Appendix][Cite]

9.      Do Neighborhood Parks/Playgrounds Reduce Childhood Obesity?” (with Yanhong Jin), American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 96, Issue 1, January 2014, pp. 26-42.  [PDF][Appendix][Cite]

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10.  Firm Market Value and Production Technology” (with Simon Firestone), International Journal of Industrial Organization, Volume 28, Issue 5, September 2010, pp. 434-440. [PDF][Cite]

11.  Do Food Stamps Contribute to Obesity in Low-Income Women?  Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 92, Issue 4, July 2010, pp. 1165-1180. [PDF][Appendix][Cite]

12.  Balancing Grower Protection Against Agency Concerns: An Economic Analysis of Contract Termination Damages” (with Myoungki Lee and Steven Wu), Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 33, Number 2, August 2008, pp.154-168.[PDF][Cite]

Working Papers

1.      “Is Money in Medical Saving Accounts Discounted?” (with Zhen Lei and Gordon Liu) Resubmitted to  American Journal of Health Economics

2.      Recession and the U.S. Agricultural Labor Market: Implications for Immigrant Workers and Farm Employers” (with Anita Pena) Resubmission requested by  American Journal of Agricultural Economics

3.      “Supplemental nutrition assistance program and childhood obesity in the U.S.: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997” (with Yanhong Jin) Resubmitted to  American Journal of Health Economics

4.       “Air Pollution and Respiratory Mortality in 32 Chinese Cities” (with Guojun He and Maigeng Zhou) Resubmitted to Environment Research

5.       “The Effect of Air Pollution on Mortality: Evidence from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games” (with Guojun He and Maigeng Zhou) Under Review

6.      The Effects of Weight Perception on Adolescents’ Weight-loss Intentions and Behaviors: Evidence from the U.S. data” (with Yanhong Jin) Under Review


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