Harminder Guliani

Associate Professor; Undergraduate/Graduate Program Coordinator
PhD (University of Manitoba)

Office: CL 252
E-mail: Harminder.Guliani@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4442

Current classes
Winter 2024 - ECON 253 (Economic Issues in the Canadian Health Care System)

Research interests

  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics

I joined the Department of Economics at the University of Regina in August 2011. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg in 2012. I have taught courses in introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics, all levels of health economics and development economics both at the University of Regina and at the University of Manitoba.

My research interests lie at the intersection of health economics, development economics and applied microeconomics. I am interested in exploring the socioeconomic and demographic determinants of health, health equity, health care financing and delivery in developing and developed countries. The majority of my research uses micro-econometric methods on large-scale survey datasets. I have published peer-reviewed papers on maternal and child health care issues, tobacco smoking, mental health, and the cost and utilization of health care services among Saskatchewan’s long-term care residents.

Refereed Publications:

Guliani, H., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Jin, S. & Lix, L. (2021). “Pain-related health care costs for long-term care residents.” BMC Geriatrics, 21, 552. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-021-02424-2

Guliani, H., and Çule, M. (2020). “The case for gender considerate tobacco control policies in Albania.” Global Health Research and Policy, 5(15), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s41256-020-00143-6

Guliani, H., Hadjistavropoulo, T, Shan, J., and Lix, L. (2020). “Utilization of health care resources by long-term care residents as a function of pain status” Clinical Journal of Pain, 5(15), DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000826

Guliani, H., Gamtessa, S. and Çule, M. (2019). “Factors affecting tobacco smoking in Ethiopia: evidence from the demographic and health surveys.” BMC Public Health, 19(938), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7200-8

Gamtessa, S., and Guliani, H. (2018). “Are households with pro-environmental behaviors more likely to undertake residential energy-efficiency audits? Evidence from Canada.” Energy Efficiency, 1-14.

Sepheri, A., and Guliani, H. (2017). “Regional Gradients in Institutional Cesarean Delivery Rates: Evidence from Five Countries in Asia.” BIRTH-Issues in Prenatal Care, 44(1):11-20.

Wilson, S., Guliani, H., and Boichev, G. (2016). “On the economics of post-traumatic stress disorder among first responders in Canada.” Journal of Community Safety and Well-being, 1(2):26-31.

Guliani, H. (2015). “Mix of Maternity Care Providers in Canada.” Healthcare Policy, 14(1): 47-60. PMID: 26571468

Serieux, J., Njelesani, M., Chombolola, A., Sepheri, A., and Guliani, H. (2015). “The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on HIV and AIDS Programs directed at Pregnant Women and Children in Zambia.” African Journal of AIDS research, 14(2): 95-106.

Sepheri, A., and Guliani, H. (2015). “Socioeconomic status and children’s health: Evidence from a low-income country.” Social Science & Medicine, 130 (7): 23-31.

Guliani, H., Sepheri, A., and Serieux, J. (2014). “Determinants of Prenatal Care Use: Evidence from Thirty-two Low-Income Countries across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.” Health Policy and Planning, 29(5):589-602.

Guliani, H., Sepheri, A., and Serieux, J. (2013). “Does the type of provider and Place of Residence matter in the use of Prenatal ultrasounds: Evidence from Canada.” Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 11(5):471-84.

Guliani, H., Sepheri, A., and Serieux, J. (2012). “What Impact Does Contact with the Prenatal Care System Have on Women’s Use of Facility Delivery? Evidence from Low-Income Countries.” Social Science & Medicine, 74(12), pp 1882-1890.