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Three Essays on Health Economics Applications of Panel Data Models

posted on 2019-03-21, 01:14 authored by MING KONG
This thesis applies advanced panel data methodologies to the analysis of three health economic problems: clinical and non-clinical factors and cross hospital comparison for elective surgery waiting times in Victorian public hospitals, the determinants of health care expenditure and trend analysis of OECD countries, and socio-economic factors and common trends of suicide rates in OECD countries. Novel modelling features such as non-parametric techniques, factor structure, heterogeneous effects, endogeneity and cross sectional dependence are shown to have significant impacts on key results for policy relevant questions in these three research areas.


Principal supervisor

Xueyan Zhao

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Econometrics and Business Statistics


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Business and Economics

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