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Lu, Mingshan

Visiting Professor of Economics, CEIBS;
Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Calgary;
Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, The University of Calgary

Dr. Mingshan Lu is a Visiting Professor of Economics at CEIBS. She is a Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Calgary, where she has been on the faculty since 1997, after earning an MA and Ph.D. in economics from Boston University. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Department of Community Health Sciences at University of Calgary, and a Fellow at the Institute of Health Economics in Alberta. Prof. Lu has been a Visiting Associate Professor at University of Technology, Sydney, as well as Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Lu is a health economist whose research expertise is on health care financing issues, with a focus on the economic incentives in different funding and payment systems. Her research programme spans the following topics: health care financing, design and impacts of health care payment systems, risk adjustment and fund allocation, health care disparities and vulnerable populations, global health and health sector reform in China, and economics of substance abuse and mental health.

Dr. Lu has done innovative and original research in performance-based contracting and alternative payment methods for physicians. Through applying economic theories and econometrics methods to evaluate the impacts of health care financing methods, her work has contributed to a better understanding of how economic incentives could be used in health care payment to improve system performance.

Dr. Lu has published widely on a large range of lead economics, health economics, health services research, health policy, and medical journals. She has led an innovative book project funded by the Institute of Health Economics in Alberta. This commissioned volume reviewed theoretical rationales, empirical evidences, and international experiences to bring out lessons about impacts of various financing and payment models that are particularly of interest to health policy makers. Dr Lu’s level of research achievement is demonstrated by the various research awards and grants she has received. In addition to two consecutive AHFMR Population Health Investigator awards, she has been successful in receiving operating grants for her research from provincial, national, and international funding agencies.

  •  1997 MA/Ph.D.in Economics, Boston University
  •  1992 B.Eng.in Management Information System, Tsinghua University
  •  Health Economics
  •  Health Care Financing
  •  Design and Impacts of Health Care Payment Systems
  •  Risk Adjustment in Fund Allocation
  •  Health Care Disparities/Vulnerable Populations
  •  Global Health/Health Sector Reform in China
  •  Economics of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
  •  Health Economics
  •  Health Care Systems, Policy and Innovations

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