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Emmanuel Guindon

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis/Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Chair in Health Equity
Assistant Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) 
Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis


T: (905) 525-9140 ext. 22879

CRL 229
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario 
L8S 4M4

Emmanuel Guindon is the inaugural Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)/Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Chair in Health Equity; an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and an associate member of the Department of Economics at McMaster University. He is a recipient of a 2017 Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario for his research project entitled Fiscal policy and population health: the case of tobacco control and also received a career development award in prevention from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute. Prior to joining McMaster University, Emmanuel was on Faculty at Université de Montréal and a staff economist at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Guindon’s research interests cover a broad array of topics in health economics, health behaviour, health services research and applied econometrics. He holds a PhD in health research methodology from McMaster and an MA in economics from the University of Victoria. 


  • Economics of health behaviours
  • Applied econometrics
  • Health services research
  • Empirical health economics and policy


Guindon GE, Paraje G, Chávez R. Prices, inflation and smoking onset: the case of Argentina. Economic Inquiry. 2018. 56, No. 1, January. 424–445. doi:10.1111/ecin.12490

Guindon GE, Burkhalter R, Brown KS. Levels and trends in cigarette contraband in Canada. Tobacco Control. 2017.26(5):518-25 Sep 6. doi:10.1136/ tobaccocontrol-2016-052962

Guindon GE, Paraje GR, Chaloupka FJ. The impact of prices and taxes on the use of tobacco products in Latin America and the Caribbean. American Journal of Public Health. March, 2015. 105(3):e9-e19. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302396.

Guindon GE. The impact of health insurance on health services utilization and health outcomes in Vietnam. Health Economics, Policy and Law. 2014. Oct;9(4):359-382. doi:10.1017/S174413311400005X.

Guindon GE, Driezen P, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT. Cigarette tax avoidance and evasion: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project. Tobacco Control. 2014. 23:i13–i22. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051074

Guindon GE. The impact of tobacco prices on smoking onset: a methodological review of the literature. Tobacco Control. 2014. 23:e5:97-111. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050496

Guindon GE. The impact of tobacco prices on smoking onset in Vietnam: duration analyses of retrospective data. European Journal of Health Economics. 2014. Jan;15(1):19-39. doi:10.1007/s10198-012-0444-1.

Li DX, Guindon GE. Income, income inequality and youth smoking in low- and middle-Income countries. Addiction. 2013. April; 108(4):799-808.

Guindon GE, Contoyannis P. A second look at pharmaceutical spending as determinants of health outcomes in Canada. Health Economics. 2012. Dec. 21(12):1477-95.

Guindon GE, Boyle MH. Using anchoring vignettes to assess the comparability of self-rated feelings of sadness, lowness or depression in France and Vietnam. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 2012. March, 21(1):29-40.

Guindon GE, Lavis JN, Becerra-Posada F, Malek-Afzali H, Shi G, Yesudian AK, Hoffman SJ. Bridging  the gaps between research, policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries: a survey of health care providers. CMAJ. 2010. June; 182: E362-372.


  • Introduction to health and public health economics

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