brianfer at uoguelph.ca
Areas of Specialization: Mathematical Economics, Social Welfare
Brian Ferguson joined the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph in 1982. He received a B.A. in economics from Mount Allison University (1974), an M.A. from the University of Guelph (1977) and Ph.D. from Australian National University (1982). His teaching and research interests are in mathematical economics, health economics and social welfare.
His work has been published in journals including Health Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Substance Use and Misuse, Applied Economics, andCanadian Public Policy.
(with A. Laporte), “Investment in Health when Health is Stochastic,” (2007), Journal of Population Economics, vol. 20 (2), pp. 423-444.
“Economic Modelling of the Rational Consumption of Addictive Substances,” (2006), Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 41(4).
“On the Interpretation of the Rational Addiction Model,” (2000), Health Economics, vol. 9(7), pp. 587-598.
"Is It Possible to Implement a Medical Savings Account Program in Canada?" Xiaoyu Sheng, Brian Ferguson, Michael Hoy, Clive Southey.