Hongming Wang

Hongming Wang

Research Associate in Economics


Hongming Wang is a research associate at the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS), Hitotsubashi University. He has studied payment regulaitons in health insurance markets and the impacts of insurance expansions for low-income adults and children. He is more broadly interested in how policies impact individuals and firms in regulated industries such as healthcare.

Email: hongming.wang@r.hit-u.ac.jp



  • Health Economics
  • Public Economics


Performance Pay in Insurance Markets: Evidence from Medicare (with Michele Fioretti) [PDF] Review of Economics and Statistics

Mixing Age and Risk Groups for Accessing COVID-19 Vaccines: A Modelling Study (with Yoko Ibuka and Ryota Nakamura) BMJ OPEN

Working Papers

Health and Wellbeing Around the World: The Impacts of Trade [PDF]

Reducing Inequality While Improving Health: Long-Run Impacts from the Onset of Universal Health Insurance in Japan (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research, #20K13509, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Awards and Fellowships

2020-2022: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2012-2018: Provost Fellwship, USC

2015-2017: Schaeffer Fellowship, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics


2022/09: Japan Health Economics Association Annual Conference (Okayama)

2021/12: Econometric Society European Winter Meetings (Virtual)

2021/07: Econometric Society China Meeting (Virtual)

2021/04: Keio University (Tokyo)

2021/01: AEA/ASSA (Virtual)

2020/12: Econometric Society European Winter Meetings (Virtual)

2020/08: Econometric Society World Congress (Virtual)

2020/06: Society of Labor Economics (Virtual)

2019/12: Econometric Society European Winter Meetings (Rotterdam), Asia Pacific Industrial Organization Conference (Tokyo)

2019/06: International Industrial Organization Conference (Boston, co-author)

2019/01: AEA/ASSA (Atlanta)


2020-2022: Guest Lecturer, Topics in Health Economics, Hitotsubashi University

2018-2019: Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Micro, USC

2013-2014: Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Micro and Intermediate Macro, USC