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Dr Jinhu Li



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, McMaster University, 2011


Jinhu Li is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Jinhu obtained her PhD in Economics from McMaster University in Canada in 2011. Her research fields of interest are health economics, applied microeconometrics, the economics of education and labour economics. Jinhu's areas of research include the social-economic determinants of health, the dynamics of health development, incentives in the healthcare markets and the performance of health care providers, and labour supply behaviour of physicians. She is also interested in the application of microeconometric techniques, in particular, panel data modelling methods to various empirical topics in applied economics.

Jinhu is currently working on projects investigating the socio-economic determinants of health and human capital during childhood and adolescence, the effect of education on health and health-related behaviours, intergenerational transmission of human capital, the effect of competition on quality of health care provided by physicians, and the effect of financial incentives on doctors’ provision of health care.

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Research interests

  • Health Economics
  • Applied Micro-econometrics
  • Economics of Education


  • Member, Australian Health Economics Society.
  • Member, European Health Economics Association.
  • Member, International Health Economics Association.

Teaching interests

  • Health Economics
  • Micro-econometrics
  • Microeconomics

Units taught

MAE256: Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance


  • 'Understanding the effects of parental education on child health outcomes', Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA), AUD$191,912, 2018.


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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Understanding the effects of parental education on child health outcomes

Dr Jinhu Li

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2019: $112,102
  • 2018: $202,054


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