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Department of Economics
Whitinger Business Building, room 201
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, Indiana 47306
Maoyong Fan, assistant professor of economics, received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 2009 and joined Ball State in the same year. His research interests include health economics and policy, labor economics, and development economics. Maoyong's research in health economics focuses on the economics of obesity. Examples of research projects include: the effect of food stamp program participation on obesity of low-income women and the impact of neighborhood parks/playground on childhood obesity. Maoyong’s research in labor economics focuses on agricultural labor market and illegal immigration. Examples of research projects include: the effect of recessions on immigrant workers in U.S. agriculture and mobility of agricultural workers. Maoyong’s research in development economics focuses on China’s economic development. Examples of research projects include: surface water pollution and mortality in China and the adverse and selection effects of China’s Great Leap Forward Famine. Maoyong’s research has been published in prestigious academic journals, including American Journal of Agricultural Economics; International Journal of Industrial Organization; and Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
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