Fang Named Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics
Hanming Fang, Professor of Economics, has been appointed the Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics. Fang is an internationally recognized expert in applied microeconomic theory and empirical microeconomics. His current research and teaching interests include discrimination, health insurance and health care markets, social insurance, population aging, and Chinese economy. For his research on the sources of advantageous selection in the Medigap insurance market, Fang was awarded the 17th Kenneth Arrow Prize by the International Health Economics Association (iHEA). He served as a co-editor for leading economics journals, including the Journal of Public Economics and the International Economic Review, and currently serves as a senior editor for the Journal of Risk and Insurance and on the editorial committee of Annual Review of Economics. He was elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2018. At Penn, Fang was the Class of 1965 Term Professor, and has served as a Penn Fellow and as a member of the Penn Arts & Sciences Planning and Priorities Committee.
Joseph M. Cohen, W’59, established this chair to recognize a distinguished scholar in economics. Two of his sons, Jarrod M. Cohen, C’89, and Jon Cohen, W’91, also attended Penn. He is a past member of the Penn Arts & Sciences Economics Visiting Committee and was a member of the Gift Committee for his 50th reunion.