Genoeconomics (*: corresponding author; #: co-first author):

Yanjun Song#, Chen Zhu#, Boqun Shi#, Chenxi Song, Kongyong Cui, Zhen’ge Chang, Guofeng Gao, Lei Jia, Rui Fu, Qiuting Dong, Lei Feng, Chenggang Zhu, Dong Yin, JoAnn E. Manson & Kefei Dou (2023). “Social isolation, loneliness, and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: results from two large prospective cohorts in Europe and East Asia and Mendelian randomization.” eClinicalMedicine, forthcoming.

Chen Zhu, Timothy Beatty, Qiran Zhao, Wei Si & Qihui Chen (2023).
“Leveraging Genetic Data for Predicting Consumer Choices of Alcoholic Products.” China Agricultural Economic Review, forthcoming.

Chen Zhu, Qiran Zhao, Jianbo He, Petri Böckerman, Siyang Luo & Qihui Chen (2023). “Genetic basis of STEM occupational choice and regional economic performance: a UK biobank genome-wide association study.” Human Genomics, 17. (Full GWAS results are available at GWAS Catalog, ID: GCST90269769, link:

Chen Zhu* (2022). “Demand for Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Services in China and Its Implications for Precision Public Health.” China CDC Weekly, 4(32): 715-719. doi: 10.46234/ccdcw2022.149

Xiaolu Wang, Qihui Chen, Qiran Zhao & Chen Zhu* (2022).
“Alcohol consumption and income: Evidence from one-sample and two-sample Mendelian randomizations.” Economics Letters, 219, 110788.

Yi Cui, Wei Si, Chen Zhu & Qiran Zhao (2022). “Alcohol Consumption and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Mendelian Randomization Study from Rural China.” Nutrients, 14(17), 3596.

Chen Zhu*, Thomas Talhelm, Yingxiang Li, Gang Chen, Jiong Zhu & Jun Wang (2021). “Relationship Between Rice Farming and Polygenic Scores Potentially Linked to Agriculture in China.” Royal Society Open Science, 8(8).

朱晨,赵启然,王俊,司伟(2021),《遗传经济学:理论、方法及其在经济学研究中的应用》,《经济评论》,2021年第2期(本文被人大复印报刊资料2021年第7期《理论经济学》全文转载) 。

Chen Zhu, Qihui Chen, Wei Si, Yingxiang Li, Gang Chen & Qiran Zhao (2020). “Alcohol Use and Depression: A Mendelian Randomization Study from China.” Frontiers in Genetics11, p.1286.

Jun Wang, Qihui Chen, Gang Chen, Yingxiang Li, Guoshu Kong & Chen Zhu* (2020). ” What Is Creating the Height Premium? New Evidence from a Mendelian Randomization Analysis in China.” PLOS ONE, 15(4): e0230555.

Chen Zhu, Xiaohui Zhang, Qiran Zhao & Qihui Chen (2018). “Hybrid Marriages and Phenotypic Heterosis in Offspring: Evidence from China.” Economics & Human Biology, 29, 102-114.

Food Consumption and Consumer Behavior:

Chen Zhu, Xiaoou Liu, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr. & Xun Li (2023). “Does crowdedness affect consumers’ food consumption and nutrients intake in restaurant environments? A cross-city analyses from China.” International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Chen Zhu, Rigoberto A. Lopez, Chen Zhen & Qiran Zhao (2023). “Consumer responses to nutrition labels in China.” Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Saiwei Li, Rigoberto A. Lopez, Chen Zhu & Yumei Liu (2023). “Consumer preferences for sustainably produced ultra-high-temperature milk in China.” Journal of Dairy Science.

Hongsha Wang, Qihui Chen, Chen Zhu & Jiale Bao (2022). “Paying for the Greater Good?—What Information Matters for Beijing Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Plant-Based Meat?.” Foods, 11(16), 2460.

Chen Zhu, Rigoberto A. Lopez, Yuan Gao & Xiaoou Liu (2021). “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Consumption of Food Away from Home: Evidence from High-frequency Restaurant Transaction Data.” China & World Economy, 29(6).


Chen Zhu, Rigoberto A. Lopez & Xiaoou Liu (2019). “Consumer Responses to Front-of-Package Labeling in the Presence of Information Spillovers.” Food Policy, 86.

Saiwei Li, Chen Zhu, Qihui Chen & Yumei Liu (2019). “Consumer Confidence, Product Attributes and Consumer Preferences for Domestically Produced Infant Formulas in Urban Northern China.” Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 18(8).

Chen Zhu, Rigoberto A. Lopez & Xiaoou Liu (2016). “Information Cost and Consumer Choices of Healthy Foods.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(1) 41-53.

Rigoberto A. Lopez, Yizao Liu & Chen Zhu (2015). “TV Advertising Spillovers and The Demand for Private Labels: The Case of Carbonated Soft Drinks.” Applied Economics, 47(25) 2563-2576.

Yizao Liu, Rigoberto A. Lopez & Chen Zhu (2014). “The Impact of Four Alternative Policies to Decrease Soda Consumption.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 43, 1.

Chen Zhu & Rigoberto A. Lopez (2012). “Weight Implications of Soda Consumption.” Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech, 23(2): March/April 2012.

Human Capital:


Qiubo Zhu, Chen Zhu, Chao Peng & Junfei Bai (2022). “Can information and communication technologies boost rural households’ income and narrow the rural income disparity in China?.” China Economic Quarterly International, 2(3).




朱晨,刘晓鸥,连大祥 (2017),《公共医疗保险对中国劳动者就业及收入的影响》,《经济理论与经济管理》,2017年第5期。

Xiaoou Liu & Chen Zhu* (2014). “Will Knowing Diabetes Affect Labor Income? Evidence from a Natural Experiment.” Economics Letters, 124 (1) 74–78.