Research

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Pre-publication drafts of my papers can be downloaded by clicking the titles, where available.

Economics Journals

Monthly spending dynamics of the elderly following a health shock: Evidence from Singapore” (with Rhema Vaithianathan & Jing Li). Health Economics, 28(1), 23-43. 2019.

“What factors affect doctors’ hours decisions? Comparing structural discrete choice and reduced-form approaches” (with Guyonne Kalb et al). Health Economics, 2018.  https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3572.

Public, private, both? Analysing factors influencing the labour supply of medical specialists“. (with Guyonne Kalb & Tony Scott). Canadian Journal of Economics, 51(2), 660-692. 2018.

Do you have to win it to fix it? A longitudinal study of lottery winners and their health care demand” (with Joan Costa-Font & Nick Powdthavee). American Journal of Health Economics, 4(1), 26-50. 2018

“Longitudinal evidence for a midlife nadir in human well-being: results from four data sets” (with Nick Powdthavee & Andrew Oswald). Economic Journal, 127(559), 126-142. 2017.

*** Media: ABC, Atlantic, CNBCFT, Guardian

“One man’s blessing, another woman’s curse? Family factors and the gender-earnings gap of doctors” (with Stefanie Schurer et al) Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 55: 385–414. 2016.

Attrition bias in panel data: a sheep in wolf’s clothing? A case study based on the MABEL survey“. (with Pravin Trivedi). Health Economics, 24(9), 1101-1117. 2015.

Measuring the effects of reducing subsidies for private insurance on public expenditure for health careJournal of Health Economics 33, 159-179. 2014.

*** Impact: GrattanPBO, NCOAGuardian. Media: ABC; SMH

“Hospital utilisation in mixed public-private system: Evidence from Australian hospital data” (with Alfons Palangkaraya & Jongsay Yong), Applied Economics 46(8), 859-870. 2014.

“What factors influence the earnings of GPs and medical specialists? Evidence from the MABEL survey” (with Tony Scott et al), Health Economics 21(11), 1300-1317. 2011.

Multidisciplinary & Health Policy Journals

“Mortality reductions from marginal increases in public spending on health” (with Laura Edney et al). Health Policy, 122(8), 892-899. 2018

“Estimating the reference ICER for the Australian health system” (with Laura Edney, Haji Afzali & Jon Karnon). Pharmacoeconomics, 36:2, 239-252. 2018

Cream skimming and hospital transfers in a mixed public-private system” (with John Haisken-DeNew & Jongsay Yong). Social Science and Medicine, 132, 156-164. 2015

“Changes in doctors’ working hours: a longitudinal analysis” (with Catherine Joyce & Wei Wang). Medicare Care Research and Review, 72(5), 605-621. 2015

“An empirical analysis of public & private practice by medical specialists in Australia” (with Catherine Joyce & Tony Scott), Health Policy 111(1), 43-51. 2013.

 

WORKING PAPERS & RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Can health insurance speed up hedonic adaptation to major health shocks? Evidence from a monthly panel of elderly Singaporeans. (with Nick Powdthavee and Rhema Vaithianathan). December 2018. [Abstract link. Email for paper]

Cream-skimming: Theory and evidence from hospital transfers and capacity utilisation (with Ou Yang, Marc Chan and Jongsay Yong). December 2018.

Income-based mandates on the demand for private hospital insurance and its dynamics (with Thomas Buchmueller, Ngoc Anh Pham, Kevin Staub)

Professional networks in the medical labour market (with Kevin Staub).

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