科研项目与论文发表

 

Research Projects

 

01/2021 – 12/2024   “Measurement and Decomposition of Inequality of Opportunity in Health in the Chinese Elderly: Roemer's Theory of Equality of

Opportunity” (funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), grant no. 72074178, China), PI

 

06/2020 – 10/2020 “Health and Economic Impact of NCDs linked to Tobacco, Alcohol, and SSB Consumption in China(funded by World Bank), main

participant

 

2019.01 – 2021.12 “Housing Poverty and Health in Urban China: Longitudinal Evidence and Underlying Mechanisms” (funded by the National Natural Science

Foundation of China (NSFC), grant no. 71804142), PI

 

07/2017 – 06/2023   “Young Talent Support Plan Start-Up Fund” (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, grant no. 7121182501), PI

 

01/2017 – 12/2019   “Health Burden and Health Care Facilities/Resources of Countries along the New Silk Road and Collaboration on Global Health” (funded

by the US-based China Medical Board (CMB), grant no. CNL 16-262, US), main participant

 

01/2015 – 01/2023  “The Childhood Obesity Study in China Mega-cities (COCM Study)”, (funded by NIH U54, grant no. U54HD070725, US), participant

 

03/2012 – 02/2017   “I.Family StudyInvestigating the Determinants of Food Choice, Lifestyle and Health in European Children, Adolescents and Their

Parents” (funded by the European Commission within the Seventh RTD Framework Programme Contract No. FP7 266044 (KBBE 2010-4),

http://www.ifamilystudy.eu/), Co-PI of two projects in peer effects

 

12/2014 – 10/2015   Internet Use and Subjective Well-Being in China”, one of granted research projects for Tuscany: a Global Laboratory for Quality of Life,  

Towards Expo 2015 (Feeding the Earth), Polo Lionello Bonfanti, Italy, PI

 

02/2014 – 08/2014   “Background Work for Region Aging Report: Paper on Subjective Well-being in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region”, ECSPE-

Europe and Central Asia Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, World Bank Project, 2nd participant

 

10/2012 – 08/2015   “PhD Innovation Research Funds on Health and Nutrition”, the Center for Gender and Nutrition, University of  Hohenheim, Germany, PI

 

 

09/2012 – 08/2015   “DAAD Excellence Program on Global Food Security”, DAADGermany, PI

 

2012                         “Development Study on Follow-Up Industry of Qinghai Reservoir-Area ImmigrantsCollege of Water Resources and Architectural

Engineering, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China, Co-PI

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 

1.  Nie, P.* and Sousa-Poza, A. (2014), “Maternal employment and childhood obesity in China: Evidence from China Health and Nutrition Survey”, Applied Economics, 46(20): 2418-2428. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2014.902025. (JCR Q2, IF= 1.916)

 

2. Nie, P.*, Otterbach, S., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2015), “Long work hours and health in China”, China Economic Review, 33: 212-229. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2015.02.004(JCR Q1, IF=4.744)

 

3.  Nie, P.*, Sousa-Poza, A., and He, X.B. (2015), “Peer effects on childhood and adolescent obesity in China”, China Economic Review, 35: 47-69. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2015.06.002.  (JCR Q1, IF=4.744)

 

4.   Nie, P.*, Sousa-Poza, A., and Xue, J.H. (2016), “Fuel for life: Domestic cooking fuels and women’s health in rural China”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(8), 810; doi:10.3390/ijerph13080810 (JCR Q1, IF=4.614)

 

5. Nie, P.* and Sousa-Poza, A. (2016), “A fresh look at calorie-income elasticities in China”, China Agricultural Economic Review, 8(1): 1-29. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/CAER-09-2014-0095(JCR Q1, IF=4.265)

 

6.    Bauer, J., Levin, V., Boudet, A.M., Nie, P.*, and Sousa-Poza, A. (2017), “Subjective well-being across lifespan in Europe and Central Asia”, Journal of Population Ageing, 10(2):125-158. doi: 10.1007/s12062-016-9148-0

 

7.     Nie, P.*, Nimrod, G., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2017), “Internet use and subjective well-being in China”, Social Indicators Research,

      132(1): 489-516. doi: 10.1007/s11205-015-1227-8. (JCR Q1, IF=2.935) 

 

8.    Nie, P.*, Gwozdz, W., Reisch, L.A. and Sousa-Poza, A. (2017), “Values, norms and peer effects on weight status”, Journal of Obesity, vol. 2017, Article ID 2849674. doi: 10.1155/2017/2849674(JCR Q2, IF=2.485) 

 

9.     Nie, P.* and Sousa-Poza, A. (2018), “Food insecurity among Europeans aged 50+”, Journal of Population Ageing, 11(2): 133-151. doi: 10.1007/s12062-017-9177-3.

 

10. Nie, P.*  and Sousa-Poza, A. (2018), “Commute time and subjective well-being in urban China”, China Economic Review, 48: 188-204. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2016.03.002(JCR Q1, IF=4.744)

 

11.  Nie, P.*, He, X.B., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2018), “Child loss and maternal wages in China”, Asian Population Studies, 14(1): 96-112.

doi: 10.1080/17441730.2017.1405552(JCR Q1, IF=1.95)

 

12.  Nie, P.*, Alfonso León, A., Díaz Sánchez, M.E., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2018), “The rise in obesity in Cuba from 2001 to 2010: An analysis of National Survey on Risk Factors and Chronic Diseases data”, Economics & Human Biology, 28: 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2017.11.003(JCR Q1, IF=2.774)

 

13.  Reza Oskorouchi, H., Nie, P. and Sousa-Poza, A. (2018), “Floods and anemia of reproductive-age women in Afghanistan”, PLoS One 13(2): e0191726. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journalpone.0191726(JCR Q1, IF=3.752)

 

14.  Ma, W.L., Renwick, A., Nie, P., Tang, J.J. and Cai, R. (2018), “Off-farm work, smartphone use and household income: Evidence from rural China”, China Economic Review, 52: 80-94. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2018.06.002(JCR Q1, IF=4.744)

 

15.  Gwozdz, W., Nie, P.*, and Sousa-Poza, A., et al. (2019), “Peer effects on weight status, dietary behavior and physical activity among teenagers in Europe – Findings from the I.Family Study”, Kyklos72(2): 270-296. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/kykl.12197. (a top cited paper 2019-2020 in Kyklos(JCR Q1, IF=1.796)

  

16. Nie, P.*, Ding, L.L., Sousa-Poza, A. (2019), “Decomposing adult obesity trends in China (1991-2011)”, Economics & Human Biology, 34: 5-15. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2019.02.001(JCR Q1, IF=2.774)

 

17.  Nie, P.*, Ding, L.L., Sousa-Poza, A. (2019), What Chinese workers value: An analysis of job satisfaction, job expectations and labor turnover in China”,  

      Prague Economic Papers, 29(1): 85-104.  doi: https://doi.org/10.18267/j.pep.726(JCR Q3, IF=0.797)

 

18. Nie, P.*Rammohan, A., Gwozdz, W. and Sousa-Poza, A. (2019), Developments in malnutrition in Indian children below 5 years: 

      A decomposition analysis”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(10), 1815. doi:

       https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16101815. (JCR Q1, IF=4.614)

 

19.  Nie, P.*, Ding, L.L., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2019), “Obesity inequality and the changing shape of the bodyweight distribution in China”, China Economic Review, 58: 101348. doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2019.101348(JCR Q1, IF=4.744)

 

20.  Zhang, X., Kaiser, M., Nie, P., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2019), “Why are Chinese workers so unhappy? A comparative cross-national analysis of job satisfaction, job expectations and job attributes”, PLoS ONE, 14(9): e0222715. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0222715 (JCR Q1, IF=3.752)

 

21.  Nie, P.*, Ma, W.L., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2020), “The relationship between smartphone use and subjective well-being in rural China”, Electronic Commerce Research (forthcoming). doi: 10.1007/s10660-020-09397-1. (JCR Q1, IF=3.462)

 

22.  Ma, W.L., Nie, P., Zhang, P., and Renwick, A. (2020), “Impact of Internet use on economic well-being of rural households: Evidence from China”, Review of Development Economics, 24: 503-523.  doi: 10.1111/rode.12645(a top cited paper 2019-2020 in Review of Development Economics(JCR Q2, IF=1.43)

 

23. Xue, H.*, Nie, P., Lin, S.Y., Cheng, X.L., Yan, A., and Wang, Y.F. (2020). The medical costs of obesity in China: 2010-2018 national panel data estimates, Obesity, 28: 170. (JCR Q1, IF=9.298)

 

24. Nie, P.*, Ding, L.L., Alfonso León, A, Sousa-Poza, A. Xue, H., Jia, P., Wang, L., Díaz Sánchez, M.E., and Wang, Y.F. (2020), Socioeconomic position and health gradient in Cuba: Dimensions and mechanisms, BMC Public Health, 20: 866. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-08980-3(JCR Q1, IF=4.135)

 

25. Wei, J.X., Wu, Y., Zheng, J.G., Nie, P., Jia, P.* and Wang, Y.F.* (2020), Neighborhood sidewalk access and childhood obesity, Obesity Reviews22(S1): e13057. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13057(JCR Q1, IF=10.867)

 

26. Lu, H.Y.*, Nie, P., and Qian, L. (2020), Do quarantine experiences and attitudes towards COVID-19 affect the distribution of mental health in China? A quantile regression analysis. Applied Research in Quality of Life (forthcoming). doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-020-09851-0. (ESI highly-cited papera high-impact publication in Humanities & Social Sciences by Chinese researchers across from Springer Nature(JCR Q1, IF=3.447)

 

27. Leng, C.X., Ma, W.L., Nie, P., and Zhu, Z.K. (2021), “The relationship between happiness and consumption expenditure: Evidence from rural China”, Applied Research in Quality of Life, 16: 1587-1611. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-020-09836-z(JCR Q1, IF=3.447)

 

28. Lu, H.Y., Nie, P.*, and Sousa-Poza, A. (2021), The effect of parental educational expectations on adolescent subjective well-being and the moderating role of perceived academic pressure: Longitudinal evidence for China. Child Indicators Research, 14: 117-137. doi: 10.1007/s12187-020-09750-8(JCR Q1, IF=2.322)

 

29. Nie, P.*, Li, Y., Zhang, N., Sun, X.M., Xin, B. and Wang, Y.F. (2021), The change and correlates of healthy ageing in China: China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study 2011-2015, BMC Geriatrics, 21: 78. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02026-y(JCR Q1, IF=4.07)

 

30. Nie, P.*, Wang, L., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2021), Peer effects and fertility preference in China, The Singapore Economic Review (forthcoming). https://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217590821500120.  (JCR Q3, IF=1.736)

 

31. Nie, P.*, Ding, L.L., Sousa-Poza, A., Alfonso León, A, Xue, H., Jia, P., Wang, L., and Wang, Y.F. (2021), Inequality of weight status in urban Cuba, 2001-2010, Population Health Metrics, 19: 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12963-021-00251-6. (JCR Q1, IF=2.936)

 

32. Ding, L.L., Jones, A.M., and Nie, P.* (2021), Ex ante inequality of opportunity in health among the elderly in China: A distributional decomposition analysis of biomarkers. Review of Income and Wealth (forthcoming). 10.1111/roiw.12514. (JCR Q1, IF=1.902)

 

33. Nie, P.,# Ding, L.L.,# Chen, Z.,# Liu, S.Y., Zhang, Qi., Shi, Z.M., Wang, L., Xue, H., Liu, Gordon, and Wang, Y.F.* (2021), Decomposition of income-related health inequality among Chinese adults in the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence based on an online survey, International Journal for Equity in Health, 20: 106. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-021-01448-9(JCR Q1, IF=4.666)

 

34. Zhang, N.*, Zhang, A. Q., Wang, L., and Nie, P. (2021), Fine particulate matter and body weight status among older adults in China: Impacts and pathways, Health & Place, 69: 102571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102571. (JCR Q1, IF=4.931)

 

35. Cheng, X.L., Liu, J., Liu, S.Y., Zhang, J., Lin, S.Y, Nie, P., Fuemmeler, B., Wang, Y.F. and Xue, H.* (2021), Does physical activity predict obesity - a machine learning and statistical method-based analysis, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8), 3966. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083966(JCR Q1, IF=4.614)

 

36. Ma, L., Gao, L.W., Lau, J.T., Atif, R., Johnson, B., Yan, A.F., Shi, Z.M., Ding, Y.X., Nie, P., Zheng, J.G., Wang, Y.F., Wang, W.D.*, and Xue, Q.L.* (2021), Mental distress and its associations with behavioral outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national survey of Chinese adults, Public Health, 198: 315-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.07.034.  (JCR Q1, IF=4.984)

 

37. Nie, P., Li, Q., Cohen, A. and Sousa-Poza, A.* (2021), In search of China’s income-health gradient: A biomarker-based analysis, Applied Economics53(48): 5599-5618.  https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2021.1927962.  (JCR Q1, IF=1.916)

 

38. Zhao, M.Y., Nie, P., and Wu, J.* (2021). Heterogeneity in medicine price elasticity of demand in China: Moderate effect from economic incentive and quality difference, Frontiers in Pharmacology, 12: 688069. 10.3389/fphar.2021.688069(JCR Q1, IF=5.988)

 

39. Nie, P.*, Li, Q.G, and Sousa-Poza, A. (2021). Energy poverty and subjective well-being in China: New evidence from the China Family Panel Studies, Energy Economics, 103: 105548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105548(JCR Q1, IF=9.252)

 

40. Lu, H.Y., Nie, P.*, and Qian, L. (2021).  Impact of internal migration on sexual attitudes in China: The moderating role of Internet use, Archives of Sexual Behavior (forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-021-02155-w(JCR Q1, IF=4.891)

 

41. Nie, P., Wang, L., and Sousa-Poza, A.* (2021). Health perception biases and risky health behaviors in China, Applied Economics Letters (forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2021.1983125(JCR Q1, IF=1.287)

 

42. Nie, P.*, Li, Y., Ding, L.L., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2021). Housing poverty and healthy aging in China: Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(18): 9911. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189911(JCR Q1, IF=4.614

 

43. Liu, G.L.*, Li, J.Y., and Nie, P. (2022) Tracking a history on urban expansions of Guangzhou (China) during 1665-2017: Evidence from historical maps and remote sensing images, Land Use Policy, 112: 105773. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105773.  (JCR Q1, IF=6.189)

 

44. Nie, P., Wang, L., Dragone, D., Lu, H.Y., Sousa-Poza, A.*, and Ziebarth, N.R. (2022) “The better you feel, the harder you fall”: Health perception biases and mental health among Chinese adults in the COVID-19 pandemic, China Economic Review, 71: 101708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2021.101708(JCR Q1, IF=4.744)

 

45. Nie, P., Clark, A., D’Ambrosio, C., and Ding, L.L.* (2022). Housing and income-related health inequality in urban China (1991-2015): The role of homeownership and housing conditions, Health & Place, 73: 102743. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102743. (JCR Q1, IF=4.931)

 

46. Yan, W.B. and Nie, P.* (2022). Child education-induced migration and its impact on the economic behaviors of migrated households in China, Applied Economics (forthcoming). (JCR Q1, IF=1.916)

 

(* corresponding author; # equally contributed)

 

 

Reports/Discussion Papers

 

·    Bauer, J., Nie, P., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2014), “Subjective well-being in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region”, Background report for Golden Aging: Prospects for Healthy, Active, and Prosperous Aging in Europe and Central Asia, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

 

·     Nie, P., Gwozdz, W., Reisch, L.A. (2016), “Report on Societal-Cultural Norms and Values and Peer Effects”, Bremen: University of Bremen, 22 p. (I.Family Project Deliverables, No. D7.3.1, http://research.cbs.dk/en/publications/report-on-societalcultural-norms-and-values-and-peer-effects(ece29f24-586d-4c5f-bc90-64c0ba003d7b).html)

 

·    Nie, P. and Sousa-Poza, A. (2016), “Food insecurity among older Europeans: Evidence from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe”, Hohenheim Discussion Papers in Business, Economics and Social Sciences, No. 03-2016. (https://wiso.uni-hohenheim.de/papers)

 

·   Nie, P., Rammohan, A., Gwozdz, W., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2016), “Developments in malnutrition in Indian children below 5 years: A decomposition analysis”, IZA Discussion Paper No. 9893. (http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=9893)

 

·     Nie, P. and Sousa-Poza (2017), What Chinese workers value: An analysis of job satisfaction, job expectations and labor turnover in China”, IZA Discussion Paper No. 10963. (http://ftp.iza.org/dp10963.pdf).

 

·      Nie, P., Ding, L.L., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2018), Obesity inequality and the changing shape of the bodyweight distribution in China. Hohenheim Discussion Papers in Business, Economics and Social Sciences 24-2018, University of Hohenheim. 

 

·      Nie, P., Li, Q., Cohen, A.A., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2019), In search of China’s income-health gradient: A biomarker-based analysis. IZA Discussion Paper No. 12165. (http://ftp.iza.org/dp12165.pdf)

 

·    Lu, H.Y. and Nie, P.*, and Sousa-Poza, A. (2019). The effect of parental educational expectations on adolescent subjective well-being and the moderating role of perceived academic pressure: Longitudinal evidence for China. IZA Discussion Paper No. 12832. (http://ftp.iza.org/dp12832.pdf)

 

·     Nie, P.*, Clark, A., D’Ambrosio, C., and Ding, L.L. (2020). Housing and income-related health inequality in urban China (1991-2015): The role of homeownership and housing conditions. Working Papers 524, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

 

·   Lu, H.Y., Nie, P.*, and Qian, L. (2020). Do quarantine experiences and attitudes towards COVID-19 affect the distribution of psychological outcomes in China? A quantile regression analysis. GLO Discussion Paper No. 512. (https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/215740/1/GLO-DP-0512.pdf)

 

·  Ding, L.L., Jones, A.M., and Nie, P.* (2020) Ex ante inequality of opportunity in health among the elderly in China: A distributional decomposition of biomarkers. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13292. (http://ftp.iza.org/dp13292.pdf)

 

·   Nie, P., Ding, L.L., and Jones, A.M.* (2020) Inequality of opportunity in bodyweight among middle-aged and older Chinese: A distributional approach. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13421. (http://ftp.iza.org/dp13421.pdf

 

·     Nie, P.*, Wang, L., and Sousa-Poza, A. (2020) Peer effects and fertility preference in China. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13448. (http://ftp.iza.org/dp13448.pdf)

 

·   Ding, L.L., Fan, M.Y., and Nie, P.* (2021) The long-term effect of air pollution on human cognition: Evidence from China, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3792594

 

·   Nie, P.*, Li, Q.G, Sousa-Poza, A. (2021). Energy poverty and subjective well-being in China: New evidence from the China Family Panel Studies, IZA Discussion Paper No. 14429. (http://ftp.iza.org/dp14429.pdf

   

·   Nie, P. and Yan, W.B.* (2021). Social networks in job attainment and match quality: Evidence from China Labor-force Dynamics Survey. IZA Discussion Paper No. 14504 (http://ftp.iza.org/dp14504.pdf)

 

·   Yan, W.B. and Nie, P.* (2021) The effect of education-induced migration on economic well-being of migrated households in China, IZA Discussion Paper No. 14653  (http://ftp.iza.org/dp14653.pdf)

 

·   Nie, P., Wang, L., Dragone, D., Lu, H.Y., Sousa-Poza, A.*, and Ziebarth, N.R. (2022) “The better you feel, the harder you fall”: Health perception biases and mental health among Chinese adults in the COVID-19 pandemic. IZA Discussion Paper No. 14905 (http://ftp.iza.org/dp14905.pdf)

 

·   Ding, L.L., Nie, P.*, and Sousa-Poza, A. (2022). Housing conditions and health in urban China. IZA Discussion Paper No. 15168 (http://docs.iza.org/dp15168.pdf).

 

·   Nie, P.*, Li, Q.G, Sousa-Poza, A. (2022). Housing unaffordability and adolescent subjective well-being: Evidence from China Family Panel Studies 2010-2018. IZA Discussion Paper No. 15305 (https://docs.iza.org/dp15305.pdf).