Department of Economics

University of Mississippi

Cheng Cheng

ChengAssistant Professor of Economics

Areas: Applied Microeconomics

207 Odom Hall
662-915-5835  |



Ph.D. Economics, Texas A&M University, 2014
M.S. Applied Economics, City University of Hong Kong, 2007
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, 2006​

“Improving Police Services: Evidence from the French Quarter Task Force” (with Wei Long), Journal of Public Economics, 2018, 164: 1-18.
“The Effect of Legalizing Retail Marijuana on Housing Values: Evidence from Colorado” (with Walt Mayer and Yanling Mayer), Economic Inquiry, 2018, 56(3): 1585-1601.
“Greek Membership and Academic Performance: Evidence from Student-Level Data”, Applied Economics, 2018, 50(29): 3185-3195.
“Does Simplifying Divorce and Marriage Registration Matter? Evidence from China”, Applied Economics, 2016, 48(17): 1560-1572.
“Do Cell Phone Bans Change Driver Behavior?”, Economic Inquiry, 2015, 53(3): 1420-1436.
“Does Strengthening Self-Defense Law Deter Crime or Escalate Violence? Evidence from Expansions to Castle Doctrine” (with Mark Hoekstra), Journal of Human Resources, 2013, 48(3): 821-854.