[Associate Professor] Wei-Hua Tian
  • phone : 56323
  • e-mail: whtian@mail.ncku.edu.tw
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Irvine (California, U.S.A.)
  • Labor Economics, Public Economics,and Health Economics

Experience

(I) EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Irvine (California, U.S.A.)
  • M.A. in Social Science (Institution of Mathematical Behavioral Science), University of California, Irvine (California, U.S.A.)
  • B.A. in Economics, National Chung-Hsing University, Taipei (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

(II) EXPERIENCE

Feb. 2010 - Present

Associate Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Aug. 2004 - Feb. 2010

Assistant Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Teaching record

Service

Publications

A. Journal Articles

1. WH Tian* (2016) “The Effect of Free Adult Preventive Care Services on Subsequent Utilization of Inpatient Services in Taiwan”, International Journal of Health Services, 46(July), p. 547-565. (SSCI, Taiwan Ministry of Education, H101-A304 and Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, FD101037) *corresponding author

2. WH Tian*, LF Liu, JY Wang (2016) “Obesity risk class and asthma outpatient service utilization by the middle aged and elderly in Taiwan”, Health Policy, 120(5), p. 552-560. (SSCI, MOST 100-2410-H-006-070) *corresponding author

3.      LF Liu, WH Tian, HP Yao (2014) “The heterogeneous health latent classes of elderly people and their socio-demographic characteristics in Taiwan”, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 58 (2), P. 205-213. (SCI, NSC 99-2410-H-006-009).

4. WH Tian, TC Liu, CS Chen, LF Liu JJ Tien (2012) “The relationship between depressive symptoms and health service utilization for elderly people in Taiwan”, Health Policy, 108(2-3), p. 256-267. (SSCI, NSC 96-2416H-006-002)

5.      LF Liu, WH Tian, HP Yao (2012) “Utilization of health care services by elderly people with National Health Insurance in Taiwan: The heterogeneous health profile approach”, Health Policy, 108(2-3), p. 246-255. (SSCI, NSC 99-2410-H-006-009)

6. WH Tian, JJ Tien, CS Chen and TC Liu (2012) “Private Health Insurance and Inpatient Service  Utilisation among Adults and Elderly People under Taiwan’s National Insurance Programme”, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, 37(4), p.655-677 (SSCI)

7.      YJ Lin, WH Tian* and CC Chen (2011) “Urbanization and the Utilization of Outpatient Services under National Health Insurance in Taiwan”, Health Policy, 103(2), p. 236-243. (SSCI, NSC 98-2410-H-006-036) *corresponding author

8. WH Tian, CS Chen and TC Liu (2010) “The Demand for Preventive Care and its Relationship with Inpatient Services”, Health Policy, 94(2), p.164-174. (SSCI, NSC 94-2416-H-006-035)

9. WH Tian*, CS Chen and TC Liu (2009) “The Effect of Implementing the National Health Insurance in Taiwan on Purchases of Private Health Insurance”, The Empirical Economics Letters, 8(12), p.1207-1215. (JEL/EconLit) *corresponding author

10. WH Tian*, and YL Hung (2009), “Analyzing the Impact of National Health Insurance on Working Hours Decision in Taiwan”, Journal of Health Insurance/健康保險期刊, 5 (2). (Double-Blind Review, in Chinese) *corresponding author

11.  HJ Lee, WH Tian, and A. Tomohara (2008), “The State Children's Health Insurance Program Participation and Substitution”, The Social Science Journal, 45(3), p.382-400. (SSCI)

12.  CS Chen, TC Liu, HC Lin, and WH Tian (2007) , “The Effect of Taiwan's National Health Insurance on Infants' Preventive Care Use and Inpatient Care Use”, Health Policy, 80(3), p.432-443. (SSCI)

13. WH Tian, HC Lee, TC Liu, CS Chen, and HC Lin (2006) “Seasonal Variation in Schizophrenia Admissions in a Chinese Population”, Schizophrenia Research, Volume 86, Issues 1-3, p.333-334. (SSCI)

14.  HC Lin, WH Tian, CS Chen, TC Liu, SY Tsai, and HC Lee (2006), “The Association between Readmission Rates and Length of Stay for Schizophrenia: A Three-year Population-based Study”, Schizophrenia Research, Volume 83, Issues 2-3, p.211-214. (SSCI)

B. Conference Papers

1. WH Tian, “Preventive Care Service Utilization and Stroke among Adults and Elderly People in Taiwan”, the 91st Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 29-July 3, 2016, Portland, Oregon, USA. (MOST 104-2410-H-006-090)

2. WH Tian, Risk Preference Heterogeneity and Private Health Insurance under National Health Insurance Program in Taiwan: Reexamination by Latent Class Analysis”, the 2015 World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress (WRIEC), August 2- August 6, 2015, Munich, Germany. (MOST-102-2401-H-006-047-MY2)

3. WH Tian, “Lifestyle Choice and Health Status among Adults and Elderly People in Taiwan’, the 89th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 27-July 1, 2014, Denver, Colorado, USA. (MOST-102-2401-H-006-047-MY2)

4. WH Tian, “Barriers of Timely Health Care Access among the Elderly under the National Health Insurance Program in Taiwan”, the 88th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 28-July 2, 2013, Seattle, Washington, USA. (NSC 101-2410-H-006-077)

5. WH Tian and JJ Tien, “Obesity and Asthma Outpatient Service Utilization by the Middle Aged and Elderly in Taiwan”, the 87th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 29-July 3, 2012, San Francisco, California, USA. (NSC 100-2410-H-006-070)

6. WH Tian, “Child Obesity and Outpatient Service Utilization in Taiwan”, the 86th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 29-July 3, 2011, San Diego, California, USA. (NSC 99-2410-H-006-026)

7. WH Tian, “Private Health Insurance, Inpatient Service Utilization under the National Health Insurance Program inTaiwan”, the 85th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 29-July 3, 2010,Portland,Oregon,USA. (NSC 98-2410-H-006-036)

8. WH Tian, “The Relationship between Mental Health and Medical Services Utilization among the Elderly in Taiwan”, the 84th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 29-July 3, 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (NSC 96-2416-H-006-002)

9. WH Tian, “Informal and Formal Care Utilization by the Elderly in Taiwan”, Western Economic Association --- the 8th Biennial Pacific Rim Conference, March 24-27, 2009, Kyoto, Japan. (NSC 97-2410-H-006-009)

10. WH Tian, CS Chen and TC Liu, “The Demand for Preventive Care and the Relationship between Preventive Care and Inpatient Services by the Middle Aged and Elderly in Taiwan”, the 83rd Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 29-July 3, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (NSC 94-2416-H-006-035)

11. WH Tian, CS Chen and TC Liu, “The Effect of Implementing the National Health Insurance in Taiwan on Purchases of Private Health Insurance”, the 81st Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 29-July 3, 2006, San Diego, California, USA.

12.  HJ Lee and WH Tian, “State Children's Health Insurance Program Participation and Substitution”, Ann Arbor Research Conference: School, Work, Retirement: Coverage Impacts Across the Lifespan, July 2005, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.