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Dr. Lydia Gan

Dr. Lydia Gan is currently a Professor of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Decision Sciences, School of Business, University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from 1998-2007 and Assistant Research Fellow at Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research in Taipei, Taiwan, from 1986-1988. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas in 1997, and earned both her Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her current research interests in medical tourism include the four modes of medical tourism, focusing on estimating its demand and cost comparisons across countries and regions, and consumers’ motivation and impediments to medical tourism. She is also interested in the industrial organizational aspects and strategic partnership of key market players such as medical tourism facilitators, U.S. and foreign healthcare providers, and U.S. employers and insurance companies. Her other research interests are in profiling of consumer behavior, Internet pricing behavior, and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

There are 4 included publications by Dr. Lydia Gan :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Firm Characteristics and Stock Returns during 2008 Financial Crash 2013 54 The purpose of this paper is to study the characteristics of firms that reported positive price movements during the 2008 crash. In the last decade, the stock market had two crashes; the first one occurred in year 2000 and the second one occurred in ...
An Increase in Per Unit Cost: The Response from a Sales Maximizer and a Profit Maximizer 2009 133 This paper investigates the decision making of firms with two different objectives – profit maximization and sales maximization, and compares their responses when encountering a higher per unit production cost or if per unit tax is imposed. The discu...
Monopoly Innovation and Welfare Effects 2010 211 In this paper we study the welfare effect of a monopoly innovation. Unlike many partial equilibrium models carried out in previous studies, general equilibrium models are constructed and analyzed in greater detail. We discover that technical innovati...
A Study of Pricing Evolution in the Online Toy Market 2010 171 We examine the pricing trends in the online toy markets based on a unique set of panel data collected across three years’ span. The analysis was made through panel data regression models with error components and serial correlation, allowing comparis...