Shane Murphy

PhD student


I am a Phd Student in economics at Lancaster University in Lancaster, England studying with labor economist Colin Green and health economist Bruce Hollingsworth. I am working on a thesis in health facility performance.

My interests are in applied microeconomics, microeconometrics, health economics, global health, and health measurement. My past work involved measurement of health, measurement of health care provision, health inequality, and determinants of health.

I also have ongoing work with Dean Jamison and Stephan Vergeut of the Disease Control Priorities Network on the distributional effects of health interventions in low- and middle-income countries. Please look at my CV for more information about me and about my previous experiences.

In the past year at Lancaster I was a TA for econ 101, a year long introductory economics course. Lecture notes, handouts and coursework can be found on Moodle.

The consequences of tobacco tax on household health and finances in rich and poor smokers in China: an extended cost-effectiveness analysis
Verguet, S., Gauvreau, C.L., Mishra, S., MacLennan, M., Murphy, S.M., Brouwer, E.D., Nugent, R.A., Zhao, K., Jha, P., Jamison, D.T. 04/2015 In: Lancet Global Health. 3, 4, p. e206-216. 11 p.
Journal article

Public finance of rotavirus vaccination in India and Ethiopia: an extended cost-effectiveness analysis
Verguet, S., Murphy, S., Anderson, B., Johansson, K.A., Glass, R., Rheingans, R. 1/10/2013 In: Vaccine. 31, 42, p. 4902-4910. 9 p.
Journal article