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Dr Christopher Gerry
Taviton Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 8759
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  • Senior Lecturer

Christopher J Gerry (currently on an extended period of leave from UCL) is Professor of Health Economics at National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), in St. Petersburg, where he also serves as Academic Director of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Professor Gerry joined HSE in September 2014, after 12 years at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, where he was Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, Deputy Director of the Department and Director of the IMESS Consortium (www.imess.eu)

Professor Gerry’s research focuses on health and well-being in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, a field in which he has produced important publications in some of the leading international outlets. His teaching includes postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Health Economics, Health and Social Sciences, Macroeconomics, Political Economy and Interdisciplinary Area Studies and he has a rich and varied experience of successful doctoral supervision in these fields. 

Professor Gerry is currently also Vice-Head of the Department of Health Policy Reform, opened in September 2013 by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and the Gaidar Institute in Moscow and recently completed a 3-year Open Society Foundation project promoting the development of Health Economics in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

Research Summary

Recent important publications have examined the Mortality - Mass Privatisation controversy in the Post-Communist World (Social Science and Medicine, Lancet) and the sexual attitudes and lifestyles of London's East European migrants. Current work in progress examines panel attrition in the RLMS, smoking behaviour in Russia, willingness to pay and health insurance, and cross-national mortality determinants during economic crises. My broad research areas are:

·         Health Economics and Policy 

·         Health outcomes and reforms in Russia (and other emerging/transition economies)

·         Health economics of ageing and well-being in Russia

·         Applied panel data econometrics 

·         Economics of Smoking and health behaviours

·         Willingness to pay and health insurance

·         Health outcomes and the economic cycle

Teaching Summary

In summary:

·         I have taught under- and postgraduate Health Economics at UCL SSEES.

·         I have successfully supervised 6 UCL PhD students in areas related to my research, all of whom have submitted within the 4-year funding council deadline.

Most recent UCL courses

·         Economics of Health and Population (postgraduate)

·         Health Economics and Policy (undergraduate)

·         Macroeconomics (undergraduate)

·         Interdisciplinary Area Studies (postgraduate)

01-SEP-2008 Senior Lecturer in Health Economics SSEES UCL, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2002 – 31-AUG-2008 Lecturer in European Economics SSEES UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2001 – 31-MAY-2002 Teaching Fellow in Economics Economics University of Essex, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Economics University of Essex
1997 MA Master of Arts – Political Economics University of East Anglia
1996 BSc Bachelor of Science – Economics University of East Anglia
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