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Logan McLeod is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. McLeod joined the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta (2009) before joining the Economics Department at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2012. He has a BA (Honours Economics) from the University of Western Ontario (2001) an MA (2002) and PhD (2010) from McMaster University. Dr. McLeod is currently a Board Member for the Canadian Health Economist’s Study Group.
His primary research areas include applied microeconometrics and applied microeconomic theory in the field of health economics. Specifically, his research is on the economics of primary health care and covers three specific areas: utilization of health care services, the determinants of healthy behaviours and health care financing (e.g., financial barriers to access). More broadly, McLeod is interested in how social survey and administrative data, and the application of appropriate parametric and nonparametric econometric methods, can be used to further our understanding of the economics of primary health care. His research has been published in leading academic journals, including the Canadian Journal of Economics,Applied Economics and the Journal of Health Economics.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am willing to supervise Master of Arts in Business Economics Master’s Research Papers (EC681) in the area of health economics. If you are interested, please meet with me before the start of EC681 to discuss your project.
McLeod, L., (2015). “The association between physician supply and the mix of generalist and specialist services used.” Contemporary Economic Policy.
Humphreys, B., L. McLeod, and J. Ruseski, (2014). “Physical activity and health outcomes: evidence from Canada.” Health Economics 23(1), 34-55.
Buckley, N., D. Cameron, K. Cuff, J. Hurley, L. McLeod and S. Mestleman (2012). “An Experimental Investigation of Mixed Systems of Public and Private Health Care Finance.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 84(3), 713-729.
Buckley, N., K. Cuff, J. Hurley, L. McLeod, R. Nuscheler, and D. Cameron, (2012). “Willingness-to-pay for parallel private health insurance: Canadian evidence from a laboratory experiment.” Canadian Journal of Economics 45(1), 137-166.
McLeod, L., J. Kingston-Riechers and E. Jonsson, (2012). “A conceptual framework identifying sources of risk to patient safety in primary care.” Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(3), 185-189.
McLeod, L., (2011). “A nonparametric vs. latent class model of general practitioner utilization: Evidence from Canada.” Journal of Health Economics 30(6), 1261-1279.
McLeod, L., B. Bereza, MS Shim, and P. Grootendorst, (2011). “Financial burden of household out-of-pocket expenditures for prescription drugs: cross-sectional analysis based on national survey data.” Open Medicine, 5(1), 1-9.
DeCicca, P., and L. McLeod, (2008). “Cigarette taxes and older adult smoking: Evidence from recent large tax increases.” Journal of Health Economics, 27(4), 918–929.
McLeod, L., and M.R. Veall, (2006). “The dynamics of food insecurity and overall health: evidence from the Canadian National Population Health Survey.” Applied Economics, 38(18), 2131-2146.