Anwen Zhang

Anwen is an applied microeconomist specialising in the economics of education and health. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Lancaster University in 2015. He holds a MSc Economics from University College London, a BSc Economics and a BSc Management from Jilin University, China. Prior to joining LSE, he spent one and a half years at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, where he was a Research Associate.
He works on a variety of topics in education economics and health economics,  including economic returns to education, school choices, school resources, mental health, and China’s health policies. He’s particularly interested in how religion affects mental health. His current research focuses on evaluations of China’s health insurance polices, anti-smoking policies, and hospital performance.

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