Associate Professor Yijuan Chen


Research School of Economics

Associate Professor
Phone number
+61 2 612 54909
Room 2009, HW Arndt Bld (25A)
Research areas

Industrial organization; Health economics.


Yijuan Chen is an Associate Professor of Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Yijuan’s research interests are centred in health economics and industrial organization. His work evaluates policies that publicly reveal performance measures of firms and institutions. Yijuan also conducts research in industrial organization that analyses competition and complementarity between online and offline businesses. He has published in leading economics journals including Journal of Health EconomicsHealth EconomicsInternational Journal of Industrial Organization, and Journal of Mathematical Economics.

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Research publications

Refereed Journal Articles: 

11. Complementarity between online and offline channels for quality signaling, with Xiangting Hu and Sanxi Li, Journal of Economics, 2022, Volume 135, pp. 49-74. (

10. Hospital report cards: Quality competition and patient selection, with Peter Sivey, Journal of Health Economics, 2021, Volume 78, 102484 (

9. Healthcare insurance policy when provider and patient may collude, with Yaping Wu, David Bardey and Sanxi Li, Health Economics, 2021, Vol.30 (3), pp. 525-543. (

8. Competition and quality in healthcare with Peter Sivey, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance , 2019 ( 

7. Optimal compensation rule under provider adverse selection and moral hazard, with Yaping Wu and Sanxi Li, Health Economics, 2018, Vol. 27 (3), pp. 509-524. (

6. Quality differentiation and firms' choices between online and physical markets, with Xiangting Hu and Sanxi Li, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2017, Vol. 52, pp. 96-132. (

5. A theory of waiting time reporting and quality signalling, with Juergen Meinecke and Peter Sivey, Health Economics, 2016, Vol. 25(11), pp. 1355-1371. (

4. Can online markets attract high quality products?, with Pu Chen, Xiangting Hu and Sanxi Li, Economic Modelling, 2015, Vol. 51, pp.65-71. (

3. Do health care report cards cause providers to select patients and raise quality of care?, with Juergen Meinecke, Health Economics, 2012, Vol. 21(s1), pp.33-55.  (

2. Innovation frequency of durable complementary goods, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2012, Vol. 48(6), pp.407-421.  (

1. Why are health care report cards so bad (good)?, Journal of Health Economics, 2011, Vol.30(3), pp.575-590.  (


Research grants and awards

  • 2018-2021, Chief Investigator, Project: “A study of e-commerce: the perspective of game theory and information economics”, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant 71773131

  • 2018-2020, Chief Investigator, Project: “Research on the Incentive Mechanism on Medical Insurance Payment System and Physician Remuneration System under the Hierarchical Diagnosis and Treatment System”, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant 71703075

  • 2013 Awarded the Early Career Research Prize, the Australian Health Economics Society


Current Teaching:

Health Economics

Optimization for Economics and Financial Economics 

Previous Teaching:

Industrial Organization

Managerial Economics

Microeconomics 1

Mathematical Economics A

Mathematical Economics B