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Dr. Michel Grignon

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, McMaster University Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Director, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)

Michel Grignon is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and the Department of Health, Aging and Society, and Associate Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis at McMaster University. He is also an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Health Economics in Paris, France.

Before joining McMaster in July 2004, he worked at the Institut de Recherche, d’Etudes et de Documentation en Economie de la Sant√© (IRDES) in Paris. He was born in France, and obtained his Master’s Equivalent at the National School for Statistics and Economics in Paris, and his PhD at Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, also in Paris. Grignon has extensive experience at an international level in research projects and activities in the areas of health economics, health-related policies, health insurance and aging.

He is a member of the International Health Economics Association, the American Society for Health Economics, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Canadian Economics Association. His current research projects cover a broad range of topics, including how an aging society impacts health care expenditures in Canada and in France, and links between age and workplace absenteeism. He is also involved in research examining inequities in health care utilization and health policy in Canada, as well as exploring equity and efficiency by using experimental economic methods for financing health care.

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