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Harminder Guliani

Associate Professor, Undergraduate/Graduate Program Coordinator
PhD, University of Manitoba

Office: CL 252
Phone: 306-585-4442

Research interests
Health Economics, Development Economics

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 development economics, health economics, and applied microeconomics with a focus on maternal and child health, out-of-pocket health expenses, mental health, and HIV/AIDS. I am interested in exploring issues related to the socio-economic and demographic determinants of health, health equity, health care financing and delivery, and the environmental impacts on health in both developed and developing countries. The majority of my research employs quantitative methods (e.g., multilevel modeling, micro-econometric techniques including random-intercept logit, probit, and negative binomial regressions) on large-scale survey datasets and diverse samples.

My current work examines the relationship between institutional delivery and post-natal care in developing countries. Given an increasing burden of tobacco-related diseases in low and middle-income countries, I am also expanding my area of research on the factors affecting tobacco smoking in sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, I am part of two large multidisciplinary research teams aiming to conduct economic evaluations of various mental health care interventions in Canada.

Refereed Publications:

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.