Dr Anwen Zhang
- Lecturer in Economics (Economics)
Anwen Zhang is an applied microeconomist and currently Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School. His research focuses on policy-relevant issues related to health and education. His more recent work aims to understand what matters for mental health.
Prior to joining University of Glasgow in June 2019, he held research positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the 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--06.2022
- Travel Fellowship, China Health Policy and Management Society, 2019
Anwen is interested in advising PhD students in the areas of health economics and education economics, 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
Anwen is at capacity now and will NOT take on further PhD supervision for 2021/22.
(list may be incomplete)
- MSc: Research Methods & Dissertation Training (for CDS and CEFS) [moodle]
- MA Honours: Health Economics
- MA Honours: Skills Workshop
- MA Honours: Econometrics 1 (tutorials and labs) [moodle] [materials]
- MA Honours: Econometrics 2 (tutorials and labs) [moodle] [materials]
- Level 1: Economics 1A [moodle]
- 2021/22 Semester 1: Monday 11am-12pm, online (make an appointment)
- 235F Main Building (map)
- Co-organiser, Applied Economics Seminar Series, 2020/21-present
- Complaints and Academic Integrity Officer, 2020/21-present