Dr Anwen Zhang

  • Senior Lecturer (Economics)
  • Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 0141 330 6965
email: Anwen.Zhang@glasgow.ac.uk

Adam Smith Business School, Room 235F Main Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3907-8396

Biography

Anwen Zhang is an applied microeconomist and currently Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School. His research focuses on policy-relevant issues related to health and education. His recent work aims to understand what matters for mental health.

Anwen is an Associate of the School of Health and Wellbeing, and affiliated with the Global Labor Organization as a GLO Fellow. He held a Visiting Fellowship at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) between 2019-2021. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow in 2019, he held research positions at LSE and University of Cambridge. He received his PhD in Economics from Lancaster University.

Research interests

Anwen is a member of the Applied Economics research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Program Evaluation
  • Applied Microeconomics

Research topics

Anwen is primarily interested in studying policy-relevant issues related to health and education. His research seeks to understand the determinants of health and education outcomes, and the effects of health and education policies on these outcomes, by applying quasi-experimental methods to large-scale observational data. His current work focuses on the following inter-related topics:

  1. Mental health: how various factors such as religion, migration, and peers affect mental health, and the role of policy in shaping mental health outcomes.
  2. Schools: school inputs and outputs in education and health production, and the roles of various social elements in these processes.
  3. Health policy: effectiveness of health policies, health and healthcare for different demographic groups.

Publications

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Number of items: 11.

2023

Green, C. P., Wilson, L. B. and Zhang, A. (2023) Beauty, underage drinking, and adolescent risky behaviours. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 215, pp. 153-166. (doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2023.09.011)

Zhang, A. , Gagné, T., Walsh, D. , Ciancio, A. , Proto, E. and McCartney, G. (2023) Trends in psychological distress in Great Britain, 1991-2019: evidence from three representative surveys. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 77(7), pp. 468-473. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219660) (PMID:37188500)

2021

Quintana-Domeque, C., Lee, I., Zhang, A. , Proto, E. , Battisti, M. and Ho, A. (2021) Anxiety and depression among medical doctors in Catalonia, Italy, and the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS ONE, 16(11), e0259213. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259213) (PMID:34727110) (PMCID:PMC8562811)

Proto, E. and Zhang, A. (2021) COVID-19 and mental health of individuals with different personalities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(37), e210928211. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2109282118) (PMID:34508007)

Yang, W. et al. (2021) Understanding health and social challenges for aging and long-term care in China. Research on Aging, 43(3-4), pp. 127-135. (doi: 10.1177/0164027520938764) (PMID:32677535) (PMCID:PMC7961665)

2020

Zhang, A. , Nikoloski, Z., Albala, S. A., Yip, W., Xu, J. and Mossialos, E. (2020) Patient choice of health care providers in China: primary care facilities versus hospitals. Health Systems and Reform, 6(1), e1846844. (doi: 10.1080/23288604.2020.1846844) (PMID:33314985)

Lu, W., Zhang, A. and Mossialos, E. (2020) Parental migration and self-reported health status of adolescents in China: a cross-sectional study. EClinicalMedicine, 22, 100371. (doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100371) (PMID:32462118) (PMCID:PMC7240332)

2019

Fruehwirth, J. C., Iyer, S. and Zhang, A. (2019) Religion and depression in adolescence. Journal of Political Economy, 127(3), pp. 1178-1209. (doi: 10.1086/701425)

Nikoloski, Z., Zhang, A. , Hopkin, G. and Mossialos, E. (2019) Self-reported symptoms of depression among Chinese rural-to-urban migrants and left-behind family members. JAMA Network Open, 2(5), e193355. (doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.3355) (PMID:31050782) (PMCID:PMC6503489)

2017

Su, M. et al. (2017) Availability, cost, and prescription patterns of antihypertensive medications in primary health care in China: a nationwide cross-sectional survey. Lancet, 390(10112), pp. 2559-2568. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32476-5) (PMID:29102087)

Zhang, A. , Nikoloski, Z. and Mossialos, E. (2017) Does health insurance reduce out-of-pocket expenditure? Heterogeneity among China's middle-aged and elderly. Social Science and Medicine, 190, pp. 11-19. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.08.005) (PMID:28823943)

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Number of items: 11.

Articles

Green, C. P., Wilson, L. B. and Zhang, A. (2023) Beauty, underage drinking, and adolescent risky behaviours. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 215, pp. 153-166. (doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2023.09.011)

Zhang, A. , Gagné, T., Walsh, D. , Ciancio, A. , Proto, E. and McCartney, G. (2023) Trends in psychological distress in Great Britain, 1991-2019: evidence from three representative surveys. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 77(7), pp. 468-473. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219660) (PMID:37188500)

Quintana-Domeque, C., Lee, I., Zhang, A. , Proto, E. , Battisti, M. and Ho, A. (2021) Anxiety and depression among medical doctors in Catalonia, Italy, and the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS ONE, 16(11), e0259213. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259213) (PMID:34727110) (PMCID:PMC8562811)

Proto, E. and Zhang, A. (2021) COVID-19 and mental health of individuals with different personalities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(37), e210928211. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2109282118) (PMID:34508007)

Yang, W. et al. (2021) Understanding health and social challenges for aging and long-term care in China. Research on Aging, 43(3-4), pp. 127-135. (doi: 10.1177/0164027520938764) (PMID:32677535) (PMCID:PMC7961665)

Zhang, A. , Nikoloski, Z., Albala, S. A., Yip, W., Xu, J. and Mossialos, E. (2020) Patient choice of health care providers in China: primary care facilities versus hospitals. Health Systems and Reform, 6(1), e1846844. (doi: 10.1080/23288604.2020.1846844) (PMID:33314985)

Lu, W., Zhang, A. and Mossialos, E. (2020) Parental migration and self-reported health status of adolescents in China: a cross-sectional study. EClinicalMedicine, 22, 100371. (doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100371) (PMID:32462118) (PMCID:PMC7240332)

Fruehwirth, J. C., Iyer, S. and Zhang, A. (2019) Religion and depression in adolescence. Journal of Political Economy, 127(3), pp. 1178-1209. (doi: 10.1086/701425)

Nikoloski, Z., Zhang, A. , Hopkin, G. and Mossialos, E. (2019) Self-reported symptoms of depression among Chinese rural-to-urban migrants and left-behind family members. JAMA Network Open, 2(5), e193355. (doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.3355) (PMID:31050782) (PMCID:PMC6503489)

Su, M. et al. (2017) Availability, cost, and prescription patterns of antihypertensive medications in primary health care in China: a nationwide cross-sectional survey. Lancet, 390(10112), pp. 2559-2568. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32476-5) (PMID:29102087)

Zhang, A. , Nikoloski, Z. and Mossialos, E. (2017) Does health insurance reduce out-of-pocket expenditure? Heterogeneity among China's middle-aged and elderly. Social Science and Medicine, 190, pp. 11-19. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.08.005) (PMID:28823943)

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Grants

  • British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, PI (with Co-I Zhongliang Deng), 07.2020--06.2023
  • Travel Fellowship, China Health Policy and Management Society, 2019

Supervision

Anwen is interested in advising PhD students in the areas of health economics, education economics, and applied microeconomics in general. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Determinants and consequences of health
  • Program evaluation of health/education interventions
  • Economics of ageing
  • Health care markets
  • Schooling quality and educational production
  • Health/education financing

Current supervision

  • Liu, Xiangqing
    Essays on Labour Economics
  • Long, Zhen
    The Effects of Rural-Urban Migration on Returns to Education and Educational Transition in China
  • Mohamed, Abdisalam
    Remittances, Poverty and Inequality in Somalia
  • Song, Huihui
    Essays in Finance and applied microeconomics

Teaching

Current teaching

Past teaching

Office

  • 235F Main Building (map)

Office hours

    • Friday 15:30-16:30 during term time, please make an appointment below 
 

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