Juanjuan Meng

Department of Applied Economics
Guanghua School of Management
Rm. 323, Hall 2
Peking University
Beijing 100871, China

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

November 2013Confucianism and Preferences: Evidence from Lab Experiments in Taiwan and China
with Elaine M. Liu, Joseph Tao-yi Wang: w19615
This paper investigates how Confucianism affects individual decision making in Taiwan and in China. We found that Chinese subjects in our experiments became less accepting of Confucian values, such that they became significantly more risk loving, less loss averse, and more impatient after being primed with Confucianism, whereas Taiwanese subjects became significantly less present-based and were inclined to be more trustworthy after being primed by Confucianism. Combining the evidence from the incentivized laboratory experiments and subjective survey measures, we found evidence that Chinese subjects and Taiwanese subjects reacted differently to Confucianism.


March 2013Confucianism and Preferences: Evidence from Lab Experiments in Taiwan and China
with Elaine M. Liu, Joseph Tao-yi Wang
in Economics of Religion and Culture, Daniel Hungerman and Daniel L. Chen, editors
June 2012Using Audit Studies to Test for Physician Induced Demand: The Case of Antibiotic Abuse in China
with Janet Currie, Wanchuan Lin: w18153
The overuse of medical services including antibiotics is often blamed on Physician Induced Demand. But since this theory is about physician motivations, it is difficult to test. We conduct an audit study in which physician financial incentives, beliefs about what patients want, and desires to reciprocate for a small gift are systematically varied. We find that all of these treatments reduce antibiotics prescriptions, suggesting that antibiotics abuse in China is not driven by patients actively demanding antibiotics, by physicians believing that patients want antibiotics, or by physicians believing that antibiotics are in the best interests of their patients, but is largely driven by financial incentives. Our results also show that physician behavior can be significantly influenced by t...

Published: "Addressing Antibiotic Abuse in China: An Experimental Audit Study," Journal of Development Economics, v. 110, Sept. 2014, with Wanchuan Lin and Juanjuan Meng, 39-51

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