Associate Professor Zhiming Cheng
Adjunct Associate Professor

Associate Professor Zhiming Cheng

Arts,Design & Architecture
Social Policy Research Centre

Zhiming Cheng is UNSW Scientia Associate Professor of Economics in the Social Policy Research Centre/Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.

Prior to joining UNSW, he worked in the Centre for the Health Economy and Department of Management at Macquarie University and School of Economics at the University of Wollongong. He held the Jacob Wertheim Fellowship for the Betterment of Industrial Relationships at Harvard University and Research Fellowship at the Bank of Finland.

Location
243 Goodsell Building
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2019, 'Wealth, Happiness and Happiness Inequality in China', in Social Indicators Research Series, Springer International Publishing, pp. 445 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05535-6_20
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Cheng Z, 2014, 'The New Generation of Migrant Workers in Urban China', in Urban China in the New Era, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 125 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54227-5_7
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Cheng Z; Wang H; Chen Y, 2014, 'Labor Contract, Trade Union Membership, and Workplace Relations: A Study of Migrant Workers in Guangdong Province, China', in Social Issues in China, Springer New York, pp. 183 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2224-2_10
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Cheng Z, 2022, 'Communist Party branch and labour rights: Evidence from Chinese entrepreneurs', China Economic Review, vol. 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2021.101730
    Journal articles | 2022
    Huo ML; Jiang Z; Cheng Z; Wilkinson A, 2022, 'Restaurant employees' attitudinal reactions to social distancing difficulties: a multi-wave study', Journal of Service Theory and Practice, vol. 32, pp. 302 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSTP-08-2021-0180
    Journal articles | 2022
    Piracha M; Tani M; Cheng Z; Wang BZ, 2022, 'Social assimilation and immigrants’ labour market outcomes', Journal of Population Economics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-021-00883-w
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang H; Cheng Z, 2022, 'Kids Eat free: School feeding and family spending on education', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 193, pp. 196 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2021.11.023
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R; Sun G; Li J; Wang W, 2022, 'University education, homeownership and housing wealth', China Economic Review, vol. 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2021.101742
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bilgrami A; Cutler H; Sinha K; Cheng Z, 2021, 'The Impact of Means-Tested Premium Rebates and Tax Penalties on the Demand for Private Hospital Cover in Australia*', Economic Record, vol. 97, pp. 170 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12603
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cheng Z, 2021, 'Education and consumption: Evidence from migrants in Chinese cities', Journal of Business Research, vol. 127, pp. 206 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.01.018
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cheng Z; Guo W; Hayward M; Smyth R; Wang H, 2021, 'Childhood adversity and the propensity for entrepreneurship: A quasi-experimental study of the Great Chinese Famine', Journal of Business Venturing, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106063
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cheng Z; Mendolia S; Paloyo AR; Savage DA; Tani M, 2021, 'Working parents, financial insecurity, and childcare: mental health in the time of COVID-19 in the UK', Review of Economics of the Household, vol. 19, pp. 123 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11150-020-09538-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2021, 'Education and migrant entrepreneurship in urban China', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 188, pp. 506 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2021.05.040
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cheng Z; Wang BZ; Taksa L, 2021, 'Labour Force Participation and Employment of Humanitarian Migrants: Evidence from the Building a New Life in Australia Longitudinal Data', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 168, pp. 697 - 720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04179-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li B; Fisher KR; Quan Farrant F; Cheng Z, 2021, 'Digital policy to disability employment? An ecosystem perspective on China and Australia', Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12666
    Journal articles | 2021
    Shahiri H; Cheng Z; Al-Hadi AA, 2021, 'Why do low-skilled foreign workers have a wage advantage? Evidence from the palm oil plantation sector in Malaysia', Population, Space and Place, vol. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.2404
    Journal articles | 2021
    Smyth R; Nielsen I; Cheng Z; Wang BZ, 2021, 'The paradox of the contented female worker: the mediating role of income and the moderating role of sexual orientation', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 32, pp. 573 - 595, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1480511
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sun G; Li J; Cheng Z; D'Alessandro S; Johnson L, 2021, 'Consumer personality factors and iPhone consumption in China', Journal of Consumer Behaviour, vol. 20, pp. 862 - 870, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cb.1899
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tani Bertuol M; Cheng Z; Wang BZ; Taksa L; Zhou J, 2021, 'English Skills and Early Labour Market Integration: Evidence from Humanitarian Migrants in Australia', International Migration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imig.12889
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tani Bertuol M; Cheng Z; Wang H, 2021, 'Energy Poverty and Entrepreneurship', Energy Economics, vol. 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105469
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang H; Cheng Z, 2021, 'Mama loves you: The gender wage gap and expenditure on children's education in China', Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol. 188, pp. 1015 - 1034, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2021.06.031
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Zhe Wang B; Chen Y, 2021, 'Childhood left-behind experience and labour market outcomes in China', Journal of Business Research, vol. 132, pp. 196 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.04.014
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cheng Z; Jepsen DM; Wang BZ, 2020, 'A Dynamic Analysis of Informal Elder Caregiving and Employee Wellbeing', Journal of Business and Psychology, vol. 35, pp. 85 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10869-018-9603-4
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cheng Z; Prakash K; Smyth R; Wang H, 2020, 'Housing wealth and happiness in Urban China', Cities, vol. 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102470
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tani Bertuol M; Cheng Z; Piracha M; Wang BZ, 2020, 'Ageing, health, loneliness and wellbeing', Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-020-02450-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cheng Z; Nielsen I; Cutler H, 2019, 'Perceived job quality, work-life interference and intention to stay: Evidence from the aged care workforce in Australia', International Journal of Manpower, vol. 40, pp. 17 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJM-08-2017-0208
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2019, 'Consumption and Happiness', Journal of Development Studies, vol. 55, pp. 120 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2017.1371294
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2019, 'Health outcomes, health inequality and Mandarin proficiency in urban China', China Economic Review, vol. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2019.101305
    Journal articles | 2018
    Huang Y; Guo F; Cheng Z, 2018, 'Market mechanisms and migrant settlement intentions in urban China', Asian Population Studies, vol. 14, pp. 22 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441730.2017.1347348
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li J; Fang M; Wang W; Sun G; Cheng Z, 2018, 'The influence of grit on life satisfaction: Self-esteem as a mediator', Psychologica Belgica, vol. 58, pp. 51 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/pb.400
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li J; Han X; Wang W; Sun G; Cheng Z, 2018, 'How social support influences university students' academic achievement and emotional exhaustion: The mediating role of self-esteem', Learning and Individual Differences, vol. 61, pp. 120 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2017.11.016
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li J; Wang W; Sun G; Jiang Z; Cheng Z, 2018, 'Supervisor-Subordinate Guanxi and Job Satisfaction Among Migrant Workers in China', SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, vol. 139, pp. 293 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1471-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2018, 'Do migrant students affect local students’ academic achievements in urban China?', Economics of Education Review, vol. 63, pp. 64 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2018.01.007
    Journal articles | 2017
    CHENG Z; SMYTH R, 2017, 'CHINA’S IMBALANCED SEX RATIO AND SATISFACTION WITH MARRIAGE', The Singapore Economic Review, vol. 62, pp. 765 - 782, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/s0217590817400252
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cheng Z; Mishra V; Nielsen I; Smyth R; Wang BZ, 2017, 'Wellbeing in China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 132, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1387-1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li J; Sun G; Cheng Z, 2017, 'The Influence of Political Skill on Salespersons’ Work Outcomes: A Resource Perspective', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 141, pp. 551 - 562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2696-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sun G; Wang W; Cheng Z; Li J; Chen J, 2017, 'The Intermediate Linkage Between Materialism and Luxury Consumption: Evidence from the Emerging Market of China', SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, vol. 132, pp. 475 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1273-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang BZ; Cheng Z, 2017, 'Environmental Perceptions, Happiness and Pro-environmental Actions in China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 132, pp. 357 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-1218-9
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang H; Smyth R; Cheng Z, 2017, 'The economic returns to proficiency in English in China', China Economic Review, vol. 43, pp. 91 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2017.01.004
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang W; Li J; Sun G; Cheng Z; Zhang X-A, 2017, 'Achievement goals and life satisfaction: the mediating role of perception of successful agency and the moderating role of emotion reappraisal', PSICOLOGIA-REFLEXAO E CRITICA, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41155-017-0078-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cheng Z, 2016, 'Book Review: Daniel A Bell, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy', Political Studies Review, vol. 14, pp. 629 - 630, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1478929916656954
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cheng Z; King SP; Smyth R; Wang H, 2016, 'Housing property rights and subjective wellbeing in urban China', European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 45, pp. 160 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2016.08.002
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2016, 'Why Give it Away When You Need it Yourself? Understanding Public Support for Foreign Aid in China', The Journal of Development Studies, vol. 52, pp. 53 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2015.1068294
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2016, 'Are Chinese workers compensated for occupational risk?', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 58, pp. 111 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185615598192
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2016, 'Language and consumption', China Economic Review, vol. 40, pp. 135 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2016.06.009
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cheng Z, 2015, 'Book Review: Asia and the Pacific: Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition', Political Studies Review, vol. 13, pp. 308 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1478-9302.12087_112
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2015, 'Crime victimization, neighborhood safety and happiness in China', Economic Modelling, vol. 51, pp. 424 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2015.08.027
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2015, 'Sex and happiness', Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol. 112, pp. 26 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2014.12.030
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cheng Z; Smyth R; Guo F, 2015, 'The impact of China’s new Labour Contract Law on socioeconomic outcomes for migrant and urban workers', Human Relations, vol. 68, pp. 329 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726714543480
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wang H; Guo F; Cheng Z, 2015, 'A distributional analysis of wage discrimination against migrant workers in China’s urban labour market', Urban Studies, vol. 52, pp. 2383 - 2403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098014547367
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wang H; Guo F; Cheng Z, 2015, 'Discrimination in Migrant Workers' Welfare Entitlements and Benefits in Urban Labour Market: Findings from a Four-City Study in China', Population, Space and Place, vol. 21, pp. 124 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.1810
    Journal articles | 2014
    Cheng Z, 2014, 'Book Review: Asia and the Pacific: The Accidental Capitalist: A People's Story of the New China', Political Studies Review, vol. 12, pp. 336 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1478-9302.12053_140
    Journal articles | 2014
    Cheng Z, 2014, 'Layoffs and Urban Poverty in the State-Owned Enterprise Communities in Shaanxi Province, China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 116, pp. 199 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-013-0278-y
    Journal articles | 2014
    Cheng Z, 2014, 'The Effects of Employee Involvement and Participation on Subjective Wellbeing: Evidence from Urban China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 118, pp. 457 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-013-0430-8
    Journal articles | 2014
    Cheng Z; Nielsen I; Smyth R, 2014, 'Access to social insurance in urban China: A comparative study of rural–urban and urban–urban migrants in Beijing', Habitat International, vol. 41, pp. 243 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2013.08.007
    Journal articles | 2014
    Cheng Z; Smyth R; Sun G, 2014, 'Participation and expenditure of migrants in the illegal lottery in China’s Pearl River Delta', Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol. 55, pp. 333 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15387216.2014.994542
    Journal articles | 2014
    Cheng Z; Wang H; Smyth R, 2014, 'Happiness and job satisfaction in urban China: A comparative study of two generations of migrants and urban locals', Urban Studies, vol. 51, pp. 2160 - 2184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098013506042
    Journal articles | 2014
    Huang Y; Cheng Z, 2014, 'Why are Migrants' Not Participating in Welfare Programs? Evidence from Shanghai, China', Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 23, pp. 183 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/011719681402300203
    Journal articles | 2013
    Cheng Z; Guo F; Hugo G; Yuan X, 2013, 'Employment and wage discrimination in the Chinese cities: A comparative study of migrants and locals', Habitat International, vol. 39, pp. 246 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2012.11.007
    Journal articles | 2013
    Cheng Z; Wang H, 2013, 'Do neighbourhoods have effects on wages? A study of migrant workers in urban China', Habitat International, vol. 38, pp. 222 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2012.07.002
    Journal articles | 2011
    Cheng Z, 2011, 'From planned to market economy: The rise and fall of the City of Textiles, Xi’an', Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, vol. 26, pp. 348 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269094211409128
    Journal articles | 2010
    Cheng Z, 2010, 'Poverty in China’s Urban Communities', China Report, vol. 46, pp. 143 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000944551004600204
  • Preprints |
    Cheng Z; Guo L; Smyth R; Tani M, Childhood Adversity and Energy Poverty, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3951000
    Preprints |
    Cheng Z; Tani M; Wang H, Energy Poverty and Entrepreneurship, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3896798
    Preprints |
    Cheng Z; Wang BZ; Jiang Z; Taksa L; Tani M, English Skills and Early Labour Market Integration of Humanitarian Migrants, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3699845
    Preprints |
    Cheng Z; Wang BZ; Taksa L, Labour Force Participation and Employment of Humanitarian Migrants: Evidence from the Building a New Life in Australia Longitudinal Data, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3069960
    Preprints |
    Piracha M; Tani M; Cheng Z; Wang BZ, Ethnic Identity and Immigrants' Labour Market Outcomes, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3789390
    Preprints |
    Tani M; Cheng Z; Mendolia S; Paloyo A; Savage D, Working Parents, Financial Insecurity, and Child-Care: Mental Health in the Time of Covid-19, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3674309
    Preprints |
    Tani M; Cheng Z; Piracha M; Wang BZ, Ageing, Health, Loneliness and Wellbeing, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3660274
    Preprints |
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, Does Consuming More Make You Happier? Evidence from Chinese Panel Data, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2646455
    Preprints |
    Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, Does Consuming More Make You Happier? Evidence from Chinese Panel Data, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3048726