Dr. Jalil Safaei

Dr. Jalil Safaei

Jalil Safaei
Professor, Department of Economics
PhD University of Manitoba
MA University of Shiraz
BA University of Shiraz

Office:  Admin. 3058
Tel:       250-960-6698
Email:  jalil.safaei@unbc.ca

My current research includes political economy of health and healthcare, healthcare policy evaluation, progressive social policy, global health, and social justice. My work aligns with International Development as I research global issues of economic development, health and income distribution around the world. My students have written theses on socioeconomic determinants of stunting in Peru, socioeconomic determinants of HIV – AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, determinants of orphan-hood in Africa, and water privatization in major cities in the global south among others. I am eager to work with students who are interested in issues of global health inequities and social justice in developing and developed countries.

Courses Taught
  • ECON 610 - Health Economics
  • ECON 712 - Applied Econometrics
Research Interests
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health inequality
  • Social policy
  • Democracy and human rights
  • Economic evaluation of healthcare policies
  • Applied econometrics
Recent Publications

Safaei J. (2020). The political economy of health and healthcare: Unhealthy distribution. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Chan, J., Safaei J., Rotter T. (2020). Are the benefits of lean rapid process improvement workshops in healthcare worth the investment? Journal of Hospital Administration, 9(2), pp. 1-13.

Vizcarra, C., Safaei, J. (2016). Stunting in Peruvian Children: an Empirical Analysis. Annals of Public Health and Research, 3(4): 1047, pp.1-7.

Safaei, J. (2015). Health for the Common Good. Global Health Governance, IX (1), pp. 40-56.

Safaei, J. (2015). Distributional Orientation and Health Outcomes in the OECD Countries. International Journal of Health Services, 45(4), pp. 601-621

Deliberative Democracy in Healthcare – Current Challenges and Future Prospects. Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 16 December 2015: 123-136.