Health policy

Scholarly Publications

Principal-Agent Problems in Health Care: Evidence from Prescribing Patterns of Private Providers in Vietnam

December 2009

The principal-agent problem in health care asserts that providers, being imperfect agents for patients, will act to maximize their profits at the expense of the patients’ interests.

Developing Commercial Health Insurance in China

December 2008

In late 2006, the Chinese government appointed a high-level inter-ministerial commission—composed of fourteen government agencies, co-chaired by the National Development and Reform Commission and...

Healthcare Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe: Overview and Possible Implications for China

December 2007

This article focuses on the healthcare system reforms in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) over the past decade.

Other Publications

Consensus Statement: Primary Health Care Reform & Community Health Service in China

July 2015

The conference report from the workshop, Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China, held on June 18, 2015 at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The report is written...

Disparities in health and health care in Myanmar

December 2015

Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a complex political and economic transformation, from a long civil war and military regime to a peace process and democratisation.

News

Announcing the Asia-Pacific Health Policy Forum

March 2008

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H.

Comparing health systems through the lens of pharmaceutical policy: A new book

October 2009

A newly published book examines how pharmaceuticals and their regulation play an important and often contentious role in the health systems of the Asia-Pacific, focusing on China, Korea, Japan,...

Young Kyung Do Awarded Inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Health Policy

February 2008

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is pleased to announce that Dr.

Events

Economic Consequences of Population Aging in Asia

November 29, 2007

Inaugural Lecture of the Comparative Health Policy Program Colloquium Series on Demographic Change in Asia

The Health Policy Environment in Vietnam: Observations from an Outside Insider

February 25, 2010

The health sector's successes in Vietnam have been described as "legendary" by international donors, but there is always the other side of the story.

Innovation, Regulation, and Pharmaceutical Policy in the Asia-Pacific

March 7, 2008

The Comparative Health Policy Program at the Walter H.

Projects

Population Aging, Child Health and Control of Infectious Diseases

The Asia Health Policy Program works with other researchers at Stanford and several countries of the Asia-Pacific to analyze prominent issues in population aging, child health, and control of...
English

Asia Health Policy Program Working Paper Series

The Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) working paper series promotes dissemination of high-quality social science research on health policy and demographic change in the Asia-Pacific region, drawing...
English

Multimedia

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program

July 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from the event "The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program" on May 8, 2014, with Margaret Triyana, the 2013-14 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow.Triyana's study analyzes the effects of...

Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin" on Jan.

People

Radhika Jain Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-21
Wasin Laohavinij Visiting Scholar at APARC