Ph.D. Business Economics, Harvard University
M.A. Business Economics, Harvard University
B.A. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
M.A. Biblical Studies, Wheaton College, in progress
About Winnie Fung
Dr. Fung studies the causal links between health and economic development, especially in developing countries. She studies the long-term health and economic effects of infectious and chronic diseases and seeks to understand their impacts at both the individual and country level. She is also interested in the economic implications of the epidemiological and nutrition transition in developing countries. She hopes that her work will help inform public health debates and contribute to the design of appropriate policies and programs to improve the health and economic conditions of people. Dr. Fung attends Chinese Christian Union Church. She has been on short-term missions trips to China, Philippines, North Africa, England, and Sweden, working with high-school and university students, restaurant workers, and urban slum communities.
- Intermediate Microeconomics
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Principles of Macroeconomics
Dr Fung's research interests lie in health, development, and applied microeconomics, with a particular area focus on China and India. Dr Fung is interested in whether and to what extent improvements in health and in the disease environment can have a causal impact on one's economic wellbeing.
Cutler, D., Fung, W., Kremer, M., Singhal, M., and Vogl, T. 2010. "Early-Life Malaria Exposure and Adult Outcomes: Evidence from Malaria Eradication in India." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 2, no. 2, p.72-94.
Fung, W. and Ha, W. 2010. "Intergenerational Effects of the 1959-61 China Famine." In Fuentes-Nieva and Seck (eds.), Risks, Shocks, and Human Development: On the Brink, Palgrave Macmillan, p.222-254.
Desai, M., Dharmapala, D., and Fung, W. 2007. "Taxation and the Evolution of Aggregate Corporate Ownership Concentration." In Auerbach, Hines, and Slemrod (eds.), Taxing Corporate Income in the 21st Century, Cambridge University Press, p.345-399.
2012: Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
2011: Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.; Fetal Origins, Early Childhood Exposure, and Famine Conference, Princeton University, NJ; American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
2010: Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA; American Society of Health Economists Conference, Cornell University, NY
2009: International Conference on Modern World Famines, University of Melbourne; Hewlett/Population Reference Bureau Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development, University College Dublin
2008: Chinese Economists Society North American Conference, University of Regina
2007: Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference, London Business School
Grants and Awards
- Christian Scholars Foundation (CSF) - Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) Grant, 2011
- Wheaton College Faculty Development Grant, 2011, 2010
- Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2010
- Harvard University Graduate Society Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2009-2010
- Chinese Economists Society (CES) North American Conference Best Student Paper Award, 2008
- Mustard Seed Foundation Harvey Fellowship, 2006-2009
- Harvard University GIC Award for Excellence in Teaching Economics, 2006
- Harvard Business School Wyss Doctoral Fellowship, 2004-2009
Referee: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Biodemography and Social Biology, Eastern Economic Journal, Economics and Human Biology, Journal of Health Economics, Population Studies
Consulting: Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Program
Membership in Professional Societies
- American Economic Association (AEA)
- American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon)
- Association of Christian Economists (ACE)
- Chinese Economic Association in North America (CEANA)
- Chinese Economist Society (CES)
- International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
- Southern Economic Association (SEA)