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Jeremiah Hurley

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor, Department of Economics
Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis 
Associate Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI)

T: (905) 525-9140, ext. 22406

McMaster University
1280 Main Street West,
Kenneth Taylor Hall 430
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4M4

Jeremiah Hurley is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, a professor in the Department of Economics, a member of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, and a member of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), all at McMaster University. His research on the economics of health and health care systems includes physician behaviour, funding models and resource association in health care, public and private roles in health care financing, financial incentives in health systems, equity in health systems, normative frameworks in health economics, and the application of experimental economic methods in health research. He has published in leading health economic, health policy, and health services research journals and has acted as a consultant to regional, provincial, national and international agencies.  He is the author of the Canadian health economics textbook, Health Economics (McGraw-Hill Ryerson). 


  • health care financing, particularly public and private roles in health care financing. 
  • equity in health care
  • resource allocation and funding in the health sector  
  • normative economic analysis in the health sector
  • experimental methods in health economics  


Hurley J. 2015. Reflecting on Equity in Health Care: the Irish Perspective. Health Economics, Policy and Law. 2015. Vol. 10(4): 443-447. 

Asada Y, Hurley J, Norheim O, Johri M. Unexplained health in-equality - is it unfair? International Journal for Equity in Health. 2015. Vol. 14: 11.

Buckley N, Cu K, Hurley J, Mestelman S, Thomas S, Cameron D. Support for Public Provision with Top-up and Opt-out: A Controlled Laboratory Experiment. Journal of Economics Behavior and Organization. 2014. Forthcoming.

Asada Y, Hurley J, Norheim O, Johri M. Assessing Health Inequality and Inequity: A Three-stage Approach. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2014. Vol. 13.

Giacomini M, Hurley J, DeJean D. Fair Reckoning: A Qualitative Investigation of an Economic Resource Allocation Survey. Health Expectations. 2014. Vol.17(2): 174-85.

Hurley J. User Charges for Health Care Services: Some Further Thoughts. Health Economics, Policy and Law. 2013. Vol. 8(4): 537-541.

Li J, Hurley J, DiCicca P, Buckley, G.  Physician Response to Pay-for-performance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Health Economics. 2013. Vol. 23(8): 962-978.

Hurley J,  Mentzakis E. Existence and Magnitude of Health Care Externalities: Evidence from a Choice Experiment. Journal of Health Economics. 2013.

Hurley J, Mentzakis E. Health-related externalities: Evidence from a choice experiment. Journal of Health Economics. 2013. Apr 8;32(4):671-681.

Buckley, N.,  Cu, K., Hurley, J., McLeod, L., Mestelman, S., Cameron, D. An Experimental Investigation of Mixed Systems of Public and Private Health Care Finance. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2012. Vol. 84(3): 713-729.

Hurley J, Li J.  Health Care Funding, Cost Containment and Quality. In, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care, G. Marchildon and L. DiMatteo, Eds, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2012.

Cuff K, Hurley J, Mestelman S, Muller A, Nuscheler R. Public and private health-care financing with alternate public rationing rules. Health Economics. 2012, Feb. 21(2):83-100.

Lim M, Nye T, Bowen J, Hurley J, Goeree R, Tarride JE. Mathematical Modeling: the Case of Emergency Department Waiting Times. International Journal of Technology assessment in Health Care. 2011.

Hurley J. Health Economics. 2010. Toronto: McGraw-Hill-Ryerson.


  • graduate health economics
  • undergraduate health economics
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