Interview with Mark Stabile: "Social Insurance: Lessons from Europe on Health Care Finance"

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Matthew James MacDonald


Health economics, insurance


Mark Stabile is the Founding Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Rotman School of Management. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge Massachusetts and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 2003-2005 he was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Finance where he worked on health, education, and tax policy. He has been a visiting faculty member at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and Columbia University. His recent work focuses on the economics of child health and development, health care financing, tax policy and health insurance. He has advised the Governments of Canada and Ontario, among others, on health care reform. He is co-editor of Exploring Social Insurance: Can a Dose of Europe Cure Canadian Health Care Finance, published in 2008 by the McGill-Queen’s University Press. Professor Stabile received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his BA from the University of Toronto. His editorials appear often in the Globe and Mail and Le Devoir.