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Hurley Jeremiah, Dean of Social Sciences | Professor

Jeremiah Hurley

Dean of Social Sciences | Professor

Department of Economics

Office of the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Area(s) of Interest:


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


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1987


ECON 788- Fall 2015


Recent Research Funding (Last 5 years)

"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)

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.

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.  

Lim, M., T. Nye, J. Bowen, J. Hurley, R. Goeree, J-E. Tarride. 2011. "Mathematical Modeling: the Case of Emergency Department Waiting Times." International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 28(2): 93-109. 

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

Hurley, J. and G. E. Guindon. 2011. `"Private Insurance in Canada." In, Private Health Insurance and Medical Savings Accounts: Lessons from International Experience, S. Thomson, E. Mossialos and R. G. Evans, Eds, London: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

Mentzakis, E., P. Stefanowska, J. Hurley. 2011.  "A Discrete Choice Experiment Investigating Preferences for Funding Drugs used to Treat Orphan Diseases." Health Economics, Policy and Law. Vol. 6(3): 405-433.

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

Hurley, J., N. Buckley, K. Cuff, M. Giacomini, D. Cameron. 2010. "Judgments Regarding the Fair Division of Goods: The Impact of Verbal versus Quantitative Descriptions of Alternative Principles." July. Social Choice and Welfare. Vol. 37(2): 341- 372.

Grignon, M, J. Hurley, L. Wang, and S. Allin. 2010. "Inequity in a Market-based Health System: Evidence from Canadas Dental Sector." Health Policy. Vol. 98(1): 81-90.

Jeon, S.H. and J. Hurley. 2010. "Physician Resource Planning in Canada: The Need for a Stronger Behavioural Foundation."Canadian Public Policy. Vol. 36(3): 359-375.

Crossley, T., J. Hurley and S. Jeon. 2009 "Physician Labour Supply in Canada: a Cohort Analysis." Health Economics. Vol. 18(4): 437-456.

Allin, S. and J. Hurley. 2009. "Inequity in Publicly Funded Physician Care: What is the Role of Private Prescription Drug Insurance? "Health Economics. Vol. 18(10): 1218-1232.