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Visiting scholar with expertise in applied economics available for meetings

30 Jun 2011

CHEPA is currently host to visiting scholar Emmanouil Mentzakis from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, whose research focuses on applied economics.

Mentzakis is combining his visit to CHEPA with attendance at the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) 8th World Congress in Toronto, July 10-13. He will be joined by several CHEPA faculty at the congress.

Mentzakis is a lecturer in public health economics at the University of East Anglia, and obtained his PhD in health economics at the University of Aberdeen in 2008. He also held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Economics at McMaster University from 2008 to 2010, under the supervision of CHEPA faculty Jeremiah Hurley. He is now collaborating with Hurley and members of his Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Emerging Team in experimental economic methods.

Mentzakis is interested in both experimental and non-experimental frameworks in applied economics. This includes experimental techniques, their novel applications and methodological aspects of their implementation, as well as examining individual and household behaviours using large, secondary datatsets, with particular focus on the determinants of individual health behaviour and subjective well-being, and the econometric modeling of such functions.

Past topics of research include health externalities, informal/unpaid care, obesity determinants, orphan drugs, subjective well-being and income.

Anyone who would like to meet with Mentzakis during his visit with CHEPA prior to July 10 should contact Lyn Sauberli, ext. 22122, or sauber@mcmaster.ca

CHEPA faculty members who will be participating in the iHEA congress include Stephen Birch, Paul Contoyannis, Phil DeCicca, Michel Grignon, Hurley and Arthur Sweetman. For details on the congress, click here.

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