Dr Anwen Zhang
- Senior Lecturer (Economics)
- Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)
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.
Anwen is a member of the Applied Economics research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Health Economics
- Economics of Education
- Program Evaluation
- Applied Microeconomics
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:
- Mental health: how various factors such as religion, migration, and peers affect mental health, and the role of policy in shaping mental health outcomes.
- Schools: school inputs and outputs in education and health production, and the roles of various social elements in these processes.
- Health policy: effectiveness of health policies, health and healthcare for different demographic groups.
- 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
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
- MSc: Research Methods & Dissertation Training (for CDS and CEFS) [moodle]
- MA Honours: Health Economics [moodle]
- MA Honours: Skills Workshop [moodle]
- MA Honours: Econometrics 1 (tutorials and labs) [moodle] [materials]
- MA Honours: Econometrics 2 (tutorials and labs) [moodle] [materials]
- Level 1: Economics 1A [moodle]
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- Deputy Lead, Applied Economics Research Cluster, 2023/24-present
- Engagement Lead for Economics, 2021/22-present
- Co-organiser, Applied Economics Seminar Series, 2020/21-2022/23
- Complaints and Academic Integrity Officer, 2020/21-present
- Deputy Director, Graduate Centre for Development Studies, 2021/22