Department of Economics

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ZHONG Songfa
Title: Associate Professor
Email: ecszs Office: AS2 05-13
Tel: 6516 3944 Fax: 6775 2646
Degree: PhD, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
CV: \people\CV\ecszs.pdf

Teaching Areas:

Research Areas:
Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Biological Economics, Neuroeconomics

Selected Publications:

Economics-oriented Journals

Robin Chark, Soo Hong Chew, Songfa Zhong. "Individual Preference for Longshots" Journal of the European Economic Association, 2018, forthcoming

Xiqian Cai, Yi Lu, Jessica Pan, Songfa Zhong. "Gender Gap under Pressure: Evidence from China's National College Entrance Examination" Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.

Zhong, Songfa, Idan Shalev, David Koh, Richard P. Ebstein, Soo Hong Chew.  “Competitiveness and Stress.” International Economic Review, 2017, forthcoming.

Cai, Xiqian, Jie Gong, Yi Lu, Songfa Zhong. “Recover Overnight? Work Interruption and Worker Productivity.” Management Science, 2017, forthcoming.

Chew, Soo Hong, Junjian Yi, Junsen Zhang, Songfa Zhong. “Risk Aversion and Son Preference: Experimental Evidence from Chinese Twin Parents.” Management Science, 2017, forthcoming.

Chew, Soo Hong, Bin Miao, Songfa Zhong. “Partial Ambiguity.” Econometrica, 2016, forthcoming.

Miao, Bin, Songfa Zhong. “Comment on ‘Risk Preferences are Not Time Preferences’: Separating Risk and Time Preference.” The American Economic Review, 2015, 105(7): 2272-2286.


Biology-oriented Journals

Onn-Siong Yim, Xing Zhang, Idan Shalev, Mikhail Monakhov, Songfa Zhong, Ming Hsu, Soo Hong Chew, Poh San Lai, and Richard P. Ebstein "Delay Discounting, Genetic Sensitivity, and Leukocyte Telomere Length." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016,
113(10): 2780-2785.

Zhong, Songfa, Robin Chark, Ming Hsu, and Soo Hong Chew. “Computational substrates of social norm enforcement by unaffected third parties.” NeuroImage, 2016, 129: 95-104.

Set, Eric, Ignacio Saez, Lusha Zhu, Daniel Houser, Noah Myung, Songfa Zhong, Richard Ebstein, Soo Hong Chew, and Ming Hsu. “Dissociable Contribution of Prefrontal and Striatal Dopaminergic Genes To Learning In Economic Games.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014, 111(26): 9615-9620.

Zhong, Songfa, Robin Chark, Richard P. Ebstein, Soo Hong Chew “Imaging Genomics for Utility of Risks over Gains and Losses.”
NeuroImage, 2012, 59(1): 540-546.

Ebstein, Richard P., Salomon Israel, Soo Hong Chew, Songfa Zhong, Ariel Knafo. “Genetics of Human Social Behavior.” Neuron, 2010, 6(65): 831-844.

Zhong, Songfa, Salomon Israel, Hong Xue, Pak C. Sham, Richard P. Ebstein, Soo Hong Chew. “A Neurochemical Approach to Valuation Sensitivity over Gains and Losses.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2009, 276: 4181-4188.