Professor of Health Economics, University of Melbourne
I am a Professor of Health Economics at the Melbourne Institute within the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. I obtained my PhD in health economics and MS in health policy & management, both from Harvard University. I develop and evaluate novel strategies to improve health system productivity and population health. I am a leading scholar in using advanced quantitative methods and novel combination of big data to study policy impact and individual choices in private health insurance and healthcare consumption.
My research has been published in the world’s best medicine, health policy, and economics journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs. My work has reached to many best international media outlet including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and US National Public Radio.
Sep 18, 2023 05:50 am UTC| Business
The Australian government spends A$6.7 billion a year on private health insurance rebates. These rebates are the governments contribution towards the costs of individuals premiums. But our analysis shows higher rebates...
Aug 28, 2023 06:21 am UTC| Health
The more people take up private health insurance, the less pressure on the public hospital system, including shorter waiting lists for surgery. Thats one of the key messages weve been hearing from government and the...