MS Jinhu Li

MS Jinhu Li


  • Applied econometrics
  • Health economics (Determinants of health)
  • Health economics (Physician behaviours)



  • Jinhu Li is a senior research fellow in Health Economics Research Program at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. She obtained her PhD in economics from McMaster University in Canada in 2011. Her research interests include the social economic determinants of health and health dynamics, incentives and performance in health care, and behavior of physicians. She is also interested in the application of micro-econometric techniques, in particular panel data modelling methods to various empirical topics in health economics. She is currently working on projects investigating family socio-economic determinants of health development during childhood and adolescence, the effect of education on health and health-related behaviours, the effect of competition on quality of health care provided by physicians, and the effect of financial incentives on doctors’ provision of after-hours care. In 2016 she received an Australian Research Council (ARC) awarded Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) for her research on "Understanding the effects of parental education on child health outcomes".

    More details see Dr Jinhu Li's Personal Website   


Member of

  • Australian Health Economics Society. Member 2011 -
  • American Society of Health Economics. Member 2009 -
  • International Health Economics Association. Member 2009 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, McMaster University 2011
  • MA, University of Victoria 2005
  • BA, Huazhong University of Science and Tech 2003



Available for supervision

  • Y