Hongming Wang

Hongming Wang

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Economics


Hongming Wang is a post-doctoral researcher at the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS), Hitotsubashi University. His research has examined the economic implications of insurance expansions for low-income children and adults, and the impacts of private insurance for the elderly. He currently receives funding from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to examine the long-run impacts of universal health insurance implemented in Japan in 1961.

My email is hongming.wang@r.hit-u.ac.jp.

You can find my CV here.


  • Health Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Labor

Job Market Paper

Parental Responses to Social Insurance for Children: Evidence from CHIP

Working Papers

Expanding Health Insurance with Mandate and Subsidy: Theory and Evidence from Massachusetts [PDF]

Performance Pay in Insurance Markets: Evidence from Medicare (with Michele Fioretti) [PDF]

The Long-Run Health and Economic Impacts of Universal Health Insurance in Japan
(Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research, #20K13509, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)


  1. American Society of Health Economists (Philadelphia), Western Economic Association International (Portland)

  2. Western Economic Association International (San Diego)

  3. AEA/ASSA (Philadelphia), American Society of Health Economists (Atlanta)

  4. AEA/ASSA (Atlanta), International Industrial Organization Conference (Boston, co-author), Econometric Society European Winter Meetings (Rotterdam), Asia Pacific Industrial Organization Conference (Tokyo)

  5. Society of Labor Economists (virtual), Econometric Society World Congress (virtual)

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


2018-2019. Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Micro, USC

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