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Hurley Jeremiah, Dean of Social Sciences | Professor

Jeremiah Hurley

Dean of Social Sciences | Professor

Faculty
Department of Economics

Faculty
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Research Interests: Health Economics, Experimental Economics, Equity and Inequality

Education

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1987

Teaching

Econ 788- Fall 2017

Research

Recent Research Funding (Last 5 years)

"Cross-Country Comparison of Successful Aging in Canada, France and Japan"  Y. Asada and J. Hurley (co-PIs), M. Grignon and S. Kirkland (CIs), Canadian Institutes of Health Research,  April 2017 - March 31, 2018, $70,000.

"Harnessing Evidence and Values for Health System Excellence."  J. Hurley and J. Lavis (co-PIs), J. Abelson, A. Sweetman, M. Vandstone, and M. Wilson (CIs). Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care,  April 1, 2016 to March, 31, 2017, $436,205

"Harnessing Evidence and Values for Health System Excellence."  J. Hurley and J. Lavis  (co-PIs), J. Abelson, G. Mulvale, and M. Vandstone (CIs).  CIHR/Ontario SPOR Support Unit, April 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019, $1,250,000.

"Understanding inequalities and inequities in health and wellness among older Canadians."  J. Hurley and Y. Asada (co-PIs), M. Grignon and S. Kirkland (CIs), Canadian Institutes of Health Research,  July 1 2015 - June 30, 2017, $230,438.

"McMaster Decision Science Laboratory." J. Hurley (PI), N. Buckley and K. Cu (CIs). Canadian Foundation for Innovation, $100,000; Ontario Research Fund, $100,000, April 2014.

"The Effects of Parallel Private Finance on Health System Performance." J. Hurley (PI) British Columbia Ministry of Justice, $39,800, May 1 - September 15, 2013.

"Harnessing Evidence and Values for Health System Performance." J. Hurley and J. Lavis (co-PIs), J. Abelson, M. Giacomini, M. Grignon, G. Randell, and A. Sweetman (CIs). Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2016, $4,961,964.

"Judgments of Equity in Resource Allocation." J. Hurley (PI), N. Buckley, K. Cuff, M. Giacomini, and S. Mestelman (CIs). Canadian Institutes of Health Research, April 1, 2012 - August 31, 2103, $138,087.  

"Experiments on Majority-Rule Voting over the Public Provision of Private Goods." K. Cuff (PI), N. Buckley, J. Hurley, S. Mestelman (CIs). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), July 1, 2011- June 30, 2014, $136,651.

"The Link Between Access to Primary Care and Inequity in Hospital Utilization in Canada." M. Grignon and J. Hurley (Co-PIs), B. Newbold, J. You and S. Allin (CIs). Canadian Institutes of Health Research April 1, 2010- March 30, 2012.

Recent Research Publications (Last 5 years)

Hurley, J., E. Mentzakis , M. Grignon, M. Giacomini, and D. DeJean.  2017.  "The Interpretation of Health Care Need Among the General Public: An Empirical Investigation using a Discrete-Choice Approach"  Social Choice and Welfare.  Vol. 49(1): 117-143.  DOI: 10.1007/s00355-017-1053-9.

Lavergne, M. R., M. Law, S. Peterson, S. Garrison, J. Hurley, L. Cheng, and K. McGrail. 2016.  "A Population-based Analysis of Incentive Payments to Primary Care Physicians for the Care of Patients with Complex Disease." CMAJ . Vol. 188(15): E375-83.  doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150858  

Buckley, N., K. Cuff, J. Hurley, S. Mestelman, S. Thomas, D. Cameron.  2016.  "Should I stay or should I go?  Public provision of a private good with an exit option."  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.  Vol. 131(Part B): 62-77. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2016.05.013.

Asada, Y. and J. Hurley.  2016.  "Measuring Health Inequity: Integrating Ethics and Numbers."  In, The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Public Health. A. Broadbent and S. Venkatapuram (Eds).  London:  Routledge.  Forthcoming.

Hurley, J. and E. Guindon.  2016.  "Private Health Insurance in Canada."  Chapter 7 in Private Health Insurance and Medical Savings Accounts in Health Systems.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  Forthcoming.  45pp.

Hurley, J. 2016 "Forward." in, An Undisciplined Economist: Robert G. Evans on Health Economics, Health Care Policy, and Population Health.  M. Barer, G. Stoddart, K. McGrail, and C. McLeod, Eds. Montreal:  McGill-Queen's University Press, pp. 123-27.

Wang, C., Q. Li, A. Sweetman, and J. Hurley.  2015. "Mandatory Universal Drug Plan, Access to Health Care and Health: Evidence from Canada."  Journal of Health Economics. vol. 44(Complete): 80-96. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2015.08.004).

Hurley, J. 2015.  "Reflecting on ‘Equity in Health Care: the Irish Perspective.’" Health Economics, Policy and Law. Vol. 10(4): 443-447. (DOI:10.1017/S1744133115000195)

Asada, Y., J. Hurley, O. Norheim, and M. Johri. 2015. "Unexplained health in-equality - is it unfair?" International Journal for Equity in Health. Vol. 14: 11 (DOI 10.1186/s12939-015-0138-2).

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

Asada, Y., J. Hurley, O. Norheim, and M. Johri. 2014. "Assessing Health Inequality and Inequity: A Three-stage Approach."International Journal for Equity in Health. Vol. 13(November): 98 (doi:10.1186/s12939-014-0098-y).

Li, J., J. Hurley, P. DiCicca and G. Buckley. 2014.  "Physician Response to Pay-for-performance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment." Health Economics. Vol. 23(8): 962-978.

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

Hurley, J. and J. Li. 2014. "Pay-for-Performance, Cost Containment and Quality." In, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care, G. Marchildon and L. DiMatteo, Eds, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 35-64.

Hurley, J. 2014. "Welfarism and Exra-welfarism." In A. Culyer, Ed., Encyclopedia of Health Economics, Vol 3. San Diego: Elsevier, pp. 483-489.

Giacomini, M., J. Hurley, and D. DeJean. 2014. Fair Reckoning: A Qualitative Investigation of an Economic Resource Allocation Survey." Health Expectations. Forthcoming.

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

Hurley, J. and E. Mentzakis. 2013. "Existence and Magnitude of Health Care Externalities: Evidence from a Choice Experiment."Journal of Health Economics. Vol. 32(4): 671-681.

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

Asada, Y., G. Kephart, J. Hurley, Y. Yashida, A. Smith, and S. Bornstein. 2012.  "The role of proximity to death in need-based approaches to health care." Health Policy. Vol. 106(3): 291-302.

Gajic, A., D. Cameron and J. Hurley. 2012. "Cost-effectiveness of Cash versus Lottery Incentives for a Web-based, Stated Preference Survey.”  European Journal of Health Economics. Vol. 13(6): 789-799.

Buckley, N., K. Cuff, J. Hurley, L. McLeod, R. Nuscheler, D. Cameron. 2012.  "Willingness-to-Pay for Parallel Private Insurance: Canadian Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment." Canadian Journal of Economics. Vol. 45(1): 137-166.  

Cuff, K., J. Hurley, S. Mestelman, A. Muller and R. Nuscheler. 2012.  "Public and Private Health Care Financing with Alternate Public Rationing Rules." Health Economics. Vol. 21(2): 83-100.