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Xi Chen: The Cost of Keeping up With the Joneses in China


Xi Chen, an Assistant Professor at Yale’s School of Public Health. Professor Chen’s research interests involve health and development economics. His work explores how social interactions affect health behavior and outcomes, and how socioeconomic status drives social competition. Today we’ll talk with Professor Chen about how keeping up with the Joneses is contributing to poverty and health problems in China.

Xi Chen: The Cost of Keeping up With the Joneses in China

Xi Chen

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