Chien-Tzu Cheng

Predoctoral Trainee in Economics

Research interests: applied microeconomics, labor economics, health economics

Chien-Tzu's current project examines the impacts of home pregnancy test availability on fertility rates and early prenatal care adoption when this new technology first went on the US market in 1977. She has two other projects that use Taiwanese National Health Insurance Data. One focuses on hospital responses to financial incentives. The other one utilizes the SARS epidemic as an exogenous shock that decreased prenatal care visits to investigate benefits of prenatal care.

Personal: Chien-Tzu's research interests include labor economics, health economics, and family and children. Her current project examines the impacts of home pregnancy tests availability on fertility rates and early prenatal care adoption when this new technology first went on the US market in 1977. Chien-Tzu is from Taiwan. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and language learning. She also enjoys cleaning during times of stress.

Affiliated Departments

Department of Economics