Yuqing Zheng, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae     Teaching Evaluation (Cornell 4.3, AUM 4.78)    My Statistics at SSRN     My Statistics at Repec

I. Refereed Journals Articles

1.       Zheng, Y., E. McLaughlin, and H.M. Kaiser. 2013. “Taxing Food and Beverages: Theory, Evidence, and Policy.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, in press.


2.       Zheng, Y., E. McLaughlin, and H.M. Kaiser. 2013. “Salience and Taxation: Salience Effect vs. Knowledge Effect.” Applied Economics Letters, 20(5): 50810.


3.       Zheng, Y., and H.M. Kaiser. 2013. “Optimal Exclusion by Producer Quality for a Two-sided Farmers Market.Applied Economics, 45(23): 3360–69.


4.       Francis, J., and Y. Zheng. 2012. “Trade, Geography and the Skill Premium in U.S. Manufacturing.”
Economic Inquiry, 50(3): 652–66.


5.       Francis, J., and Y. Zheng. 2012. “Trade, Geography and Industry Growth in U.S. Manufacturing.”
Southern Economic Journal, 78(4): 1222–41.


6.       Zheng, Y., and H.M. Kaiser. 2012. “Price Discrimination in the Subscription Market for Economics Journals.” Southern Economic Journal, 79(2): 464–80.


7.       Kinnucan, H. W., Smith, M. D., Zheng, Y., & Llanes, J. R. (2012). The Effects of No Child Left Behind on Student Performance in Alabama’s Rural Schools. Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, 12(1), 1–10.

Appeared in news media at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120510141907.htm


8.       Zheng, Y., and H.M. Kaiser. 2011. “Price Premiums for Journal Quality and Journal Governance: Evidence from Economics Journals.” Economics Letters, 112(1): 125-27.


9.       Francis, J., and Y. Zheng. 2011. “Trade Liberalization, Unemployment and Adjustment: Evidence from NAFTA Using State Level Data.” Applied Economics 43(13): 1657–71.


10.    Zheng, Y., T. Bar, and H.M. Kaiser. 2010. “Generic Advertising in an Asymmetric Cournot Oligopoly.”
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 92(3): 740–54.


11.    Zheng, Y., H.W. Kinnucan, and H.M. Kaiser. 2010. “Measuring and Testing Advertising-Induced Rotation in the Demand Curve.” Applied Economics 42(13, lead article): 1601-14.


12.    Zheng, Y., and H.M. Kaiser. 2010. “Nonparallel Demand Increases in an Asymmetric Cournot Oligopoly.” Applied Economics Letters 17(9, lead article): 829-33.


13.    Zheng, Y., and H.M. Kaiser. 2009. “Dairy-borne Disease Outbreak and Milk Demand: A Study using Outbreak Surveillance Data.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 38(3): 330–37.


14.    Zheng, Y., and H.M. Kaiser. 2009. “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Generic Advertising versus Nonadvertising Marketing Activities on New York State Milk Markets.” Agribusiness: an International Journal, 25(3): 351–68.


15.    Zheng, Y., and H.M. Kaiser. 2008. “Advertising and U.S. Nonalcoholic Beverage Demand.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 37(2, lead article): 147–59.


16.    Zheng, Y., and H.M. Kaiser. 2008. “Estimating Asymmetric Advertising Response: An Application to U.S. Nonalcoholic Beverage Demand.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(3): 837–49.


17.    Zheng, Y., H.W., Kinnucan, and H. Thompson. 2008. “News and Food Price Volatility.” Applied Economics 40(13, lead article): 1629–35.


18.    Kinnucan, H.W., Y. Zheng, and G. Brehmer. 2006. “State Aid and Student Performance: A Supply-Demand Analysis.” Education Economics 14(4): 487–509.


19.    Kinnucan, H.W., and Y. Zheng. 2004. “Advertising’s Effect on the Market Demand Elasticity: A Note.” Agribusiness: An International Journal 20(2): 18188.

II. Book Chapter
Kinnucan, H. W. and Y. Zheng. “National Benefit-Cost Estimates for the Dairy, Beef, Pork and Cotton Promotion Programs.” Chapter 12 in H. Kaiser, J.M. Alston, J. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds.) The Economics of Commodity Promotion Programs: Lessons from California. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005. Available at amazon.com   Summary findings of this book are available in a recent issue of Review of Agricultural Economics 29(2007):40-63

III. Work in Progress

  1. Falling Trade Costs and Rising Wage Inequality: the Role of Labor Market Sorting, working paper, with John Francis
  2. A Two-Sided, Empirical Model of the Submission and Subscription Markets for Economics Journals

IV. Professional Activities
Journal Referee for Peer-Reviewed Journals (number of reviews n = 15)
Agribusiness: an International Journal
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences
Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Food Economics
International Economics and Finance Journal
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Journal of Economics Integration
Southern Business and Economic Journal

V. Short Bio
I conduct research in the areas of price analysis (empirical IO), trade impact on labor, and quantitative methods.  I obtained my Ph.D. degree with a minor in Statistics in August 2006 from Auburn University under the direction of professor Henry W. Kinnucan.  I worked as adjunct professor and full-time instructor in the business school (AACSB accredited) at Auburn University-Montgomery  when finishing my Ph.D. study.  Since then, I accepted a research associate III position with the Cornell Commodity Promotion Research Program in the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. I taught a course of Price Analysis there.

SAS coding: Solution to the question that how to estimate a Tobit using PROC Model procedure:
I needed to estimate a Tobit model using SAS Proc Model but failed to find any codes available that can address this issue.  After spending sometime, here is the code I figured out that will do the job and is equivalent to proc qlim.

proc model;
y=   xb;
if y>0 then
else logL=-log(1-probnorm(xb/sigma));
errormodel y ~ general(logL);
fit y /method=marquardt converge=1.0e-5;
parameters constant b sigma=100;

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