Ph.D. Student Profile

Qing  Zheng

Qing Zheng, M.A. M.H.S.A.

  • PhD Candidate (2018)
  • Cognate: Economics


  • Bachelor of Management. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Master of Health Services Administration. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Master of Applied Economics. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Interests & Projects

Health economics, long-term care and aging, the role of ownership of healthcare organizations, public reporting, health insurance, program evaluation, global health policy

Job Market Paper: Do better quality star ratings improve firms’ financial performance? Evidence from the nursing home industry

Selected Publications

  • Hirth, R.A., Q. Zheng, D.C. Grabowski, D.G. Stevenson, O. Intrator and J. Banazak-Holl. The effects of chains on the measurement of competition in the nursing home industry. Medical Care Research and Review. 1077558717701771, April 2017.
  • Grabowski, D.C., R.A. Hirth, O. Intrator, Y. Li, J. Richardson, D.G. Stevenson, Q. Zheng and J. Banaszak-Holl. Low-quality nursing homes were more likely than other nursing homes to be bought or sold by chains in 1993–2010. Health Affairs, 35(5), pp.907-914, 2016.