Hanming Fang
Professor of Economics
at University of Pennsylvania
Distinguished Fellow


EducationPh.D. in Economics, the University of Pennsylvania (2000).

Academic AppointmentsProfessor Fang is Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics and the Professor of Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania. He was elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2018. He currently serves as a senior editor for the Journal of Risk and Insurance, and is on the editorial committee of Annual Review of Economics (2020-2024). He was elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2018. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Recognition & AwardsIn 2008, Professor Fang was awarded the 17th Kenneth Arrow Prize by the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) for his research on the sources of advantageous selection in the Medigap insurance market.

Research Field

Professor Fang is an applied microeconomist with broad theoretical and empirical interests focusing on public economics. His research covers topics ranging from discrimination, social economics, psychology and economics, and welfare reform to public good provision mechanisms, auctions, health insurance markets, and population aging. He is currently working on issues related to insurance markets, particularly the interaction between the health insurance reform and the labor market, and the alternative health insurance reform proposals. He also studies the Chinese economy, particularly on issues related to population aging and social security.

Recent Work
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