Dr Jinhu Li

Ph.D - Economics (McMaster University), M.A - Economics (University of Victoria), B.A - Economics (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
Senior Research Fellow


Jinhu is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Health Services Research & Policy, Research School of Population Health at the Australian National University. Previously she worked as a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. From 2017 to 2021 she is an Australian Research Council (ARC) awarded Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellow. She obtained her PhD in economics from McMaster University in Canada in 2011.


Research interests

My research fields of interest are health economics, economics of education, and development economics. My research interests include the social economic determinants of health and human capital, the effects of incentives in the health care markets on physician behaviours and health care quality, and modelling patient's and physician's preferences using Discrete Choice Experiments.


[1] Ratcliffe, J., Bourke, S., Li, J., Lancsar, E. et al. (2022). “Valuing the Quality of Life Aged Care Consumers (QOL-ACC) instrument for quality assessment and economic evaluation.” PharmacoEconomics, 40, 1069–1079.

[2] Li, J., Menon, N. (2021) “Echo Effects of Early-Life Health Shocks: The Intergenerational Consequences of Prenatal Malnutrition during the Great Leap Forward Famine in China.” Journal of Development Studies, 58(3), 454-481.

[3] Scott, A., Li, J., Gravelle, H., and McGrail, M. (2021) “Physician competition and low value health care.” American Journal of Health Economics, 8 (2), 252-274.

[4] Szawlowski S, Choong PFM, Li J, et al (2019) “How do surgeons’ trade-off between patient outcomes and risk of complications in total knee arthroplasty? A discrete choice experiment in Australia.” BMJ Open, 2019; 9:e029406.

[5] Dalziel, K., Li, J., Scott, A. and Clarke, P. (2018) “Accuracy of patient recall for self-reported doctor visits: is shorter recall better?” Health Economics, 27(11), 1684-1698.

[6] Broadway, B., Kalb, G., Li, J. and Scott, A. (2017) “Do financial incentives influence GPs’ decisions to work after hours? A discrete choice labour supply model.” Health Economics, Volume 26, Issue 12, Pages e52-e66.

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