Christopher J Gerry

Christopher J Gerry
University of Oxford | OX · Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA)

PhD Economics

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June 2002 - September 2014
University College London
Position
  • Senior Lecturer in Health Economics
Education
October 1998 - September 2002
University of Essex
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (59)
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Drawing on a dataset covering more than 100 countries from 1970 to 2007, we estimate the impact of different types of financial crises on male and female mortality. We find that only currency crises have a direct short-term impact on mortality rates. We stylize our reading of the key empirical evidence of this paper in the following way: of three d...
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Cross-national statistical analyses based on country-level panel data are increasingly popular in social epidemiology. To provide reliable results on the societal determinants of health, analysts must give very careful consideration to conceptual and methodological issues: aggregate (historical) data are typically compatible with multiple alternati...
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Purpose The EQ–5D survey instrument is routinely applied to general and patient specific populations in many countries, as a means of measuring Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) and/or informing Health Technology Assessment. The instrument is the subject of growing interest in the Russian Federation, as too is Health Technology Assessment. Thi...
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How did the Russian government deal with popular dissatisfaction from the effects of COVID-19 and the policies it adopted in its wake? And how successful was President Vladimir Putin in evading blame given that Russia is de facto highly politically centralized under the president? We analyze data from a national probability sample of Russians condu...
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This study examines the effects of individual health shocks on labour market outcomes in the Russian Federation during the period 2000–2018. Employing data from the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey—Higher School of Economics, we demonstrate that adverse health shocks have negative consequences for employment, wages, and income. We find that th...
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Aims: This is the first longitudinal study to examine the relationship between depression and the labour market in Russia. Using data from 2011-2017 we identify the impact that not being in employment has on mental distress and we explore the mechanism underlying the observed association. Methods: Using data from the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring...
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In recent years the literature exploring the state dependent nature of individual self-rated health has grown rapidly. We contribute to this 'reporting heterogeneity' research field in two main ways. First, we are among the few studies to examine the determinants of reporting heterogeneity in self-rated health in the Russian context. Second, echoin...
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This paper contributes to the discussion around ex-post (increased utilisation of health care) and ex-ante (changes in health behaviours) moral hazard in supplemental private health insurance. Applying a range of methodologies to data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey—Higher School of Economics we exploit a selection mechanism in the...
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As life expectancies increase and healthcare improves, increasing numbers of the population can expect to live with combinations of two or more chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Population studies suggest that more than half of older-aged adults report having multiple chronic NCDs (multimorbidities) and two-thirds of total health spending i...
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As for all health systems, in Russia, the demand for medical care is greater than its health system is able to guarantee the supply of. In this context, removing services from the state guaranteed package is an option that is receiving serious consideration. In this paper, we examine the attitudes of the Russian population to such a reform. Exploit...
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Настоящая статья посвящена возрастным изменениям в самооценке здоровья. Эмпирическая литература указывает на возрастные разницы в самооценке здоровья лиц пожилого и старческого возраста, которые проявляются либо как ее повышение, либо как замедление снижения наряду с показателями качества жизни, связанного со здоровьем. Цель исследования — проанали...
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Paper presented at the annual GSOM (Graduate School of Management) conferent in St. Petersburg, October 3-5, 2019.
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Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of different health-related quality-of-life valuation methods in a new setting. Based on a small feasibility study of 100 young Russians, we trialed different methodologies and identified key differences that have implications for the development of health technology assessment in Rus...
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Purpose Compared with other emerging and former command economies, Russia has low levels of entrepreneurial activity and exceptionally low levels of reported entrepreneurial intentions. Drawing on the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), this paper aims to examine the determinants of entrepreneurial intentions in Russia. Design/methodology/approach...
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Introduction. The concept of health-related quality of life as a key factor in patient-doctor interactions is an important basis for making managerial and medical decisions in many foreign health systems. In Russia, the concept of health-related quality of life is in its infancy: it is required the theoretical, methodological and scientific-practic...
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In the 1960s and 1970s, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union experienced an unanticipated stagnation in the process of mortality reduction that was accelerating in the west. This was followed by even starker fluctuations and overall declines in life expectancy during the 1980s and 1990s. We identify statistically the ext...
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Aims: Chronic disorders, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes, are the leading cause of mortality globally, representing 68% of all recorded deaths. The incidence of chronic disease and multiple chronic disease is rising across the world, but relatively little is known about the impact of multi-morbidities on t...
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There is a paradox characterising the Russian health workforce. By international standards, Russia has a very high number of physicians per capita but at the same time is confronted by chronic real shortages of qualified physicians. This paper explores the reasons for this paradox by examining the structural characteristics of health workforce deve...
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Based upon a survey of more than three thousand respondents and forty in-depth interviews, the aim of this article is to examine the impact of migration on sexual resocialisation. In particular, we show how living in London influenced the attitudes of Central and east european migrants towards premarital sex and homosexuality. While the general acc...
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Background: Despite Ukraine’s large population, few studies have examined social inequalities in health. This study describes Ukrainian educational inequalities in self-rated health and assesses how far psychosocial, material and behavioural factors account for the education gradient in health. Methods: Data were analyzed from the 2007 wave of the...
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Background Despite Ukraine’s large population, few studies have examined social inequalities in health. This study describes Ukrainian educational inequalities in self-rated health and assesses how far psychosocial, material and behavioural factors account for the education gradient in health. Methods Data were analyzed from the 2007 wave of the U...
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The data of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) – Higher School of Economics represents one of the few nationally representative sources of household and individual data for Russia. These data have been collected since 1992 and in recent years, thanks to more secure financial and logistical support, have become a resource increasingly...
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Russian Abstract: Сохранение темпов развития российской системы здравоохранения требует повышения эффективности расходов. В развитых странах существенную роль в решении этой задачи играет многоуровневая система оценки и контроля эффективности расходов и результата деятельности системы здравоохранения и ее отдельных участников, подкрепляемая использ...
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Background Building on an earlier quantitative study which found that gay/bisexual men from Central and Eastern Europe were at greater risk of sexual ill health following migration to the UK, the aim of this qualitative study is to explore how the process of migration itself may have influenced the migrants’ sexual behaviour and attitudes. Methods...
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Accession of 10 Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to the E.U. resulted in the largest migratory influx in peacetime British history. No information exists on the sexual behaviour of CEE migrants within the U.K. The aim of this study was to assess the sexual lifestyles and health service needs of these communities. A survey, delivered ele...
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There has been a large influx of central and east European (CEE) migrants to the U.K. following the expansion of the European Union. This paper examines factors associated with genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic attendance and sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis among CEE migrants in London. A survey of sexual behaviour was conducted am...
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Following the expansion of the European Union, there has been a large influx of Central and East European (CEE) migrants to the UK. CEE men who have sex with men (MSM) represent a small minority within this population that are none-the-less important to capture in sexual health research among the CEE migrant community. This paper examines the feasi...
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Since May 2004, 10 central and east European (CEE) countries have joined the European Union. While HIV rates remain low among men who have sex with men (MSM) in CEE countries, there is no research on the sexual behaviour of CEE MSM in the U.K. CEE MSM living in the U.K. (n=691) were recruited for an online questionnaire by two popular MSM websites....
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The post-communist countries of Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have proved to be a fertile arena in which to empirically explore the role of institutions within the context of economic growth. As the short term evolves into the medium term, as quantitative proxies for institutions extend their coverage...
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Since May 2004, ten Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries have joined the European Union, leading to a large influx of CEE migrants to the United Kingdom (UK). The SALLEE project (sexual attitudes and lifestyles of London's Eastern Europeans) set out to establish an understanding of the sexual lifestyles and reproductive health risks of CEE...
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To describe the service use of migrants from eight central and eastern European (CEE) countries at two central London genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics before and after accession to the European Union on 1 May 2004. KC60 data collected between 1 June 2001 and 30 April 2007. Data refer to new attendances and exclude those attending for follow-up...
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Using panel data for the period 1989-2006 we revisit the empirics of economic growth in the context of the post-communist transition. We pay particular attention to the mechanisms of causation and to the potential endogeneity of the macroeconomic stability indicators considered to be important in the existing literature. Carefully employing a varie...
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Using data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey for the period 2000--2004 we investigate poverty trends in Russia. We find that urban poverty declines at twice the rate of rural poverty so that by 2004 poverty in Russia had become a largely rural phenomenon for the first time since transition began. This finding does not stem from changi...
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Applying bootstrapped quantile regression to the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) data, we examine the channels through which individuals experience and seek to cope with changes in consumption. We find that married individuals living in small households, with educated heads in urban areas are better equipped to smooth consumption. Inv...
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Using data for the period 1989 - 2002, we examine the determinants of income inequality in post-communist economies. We find a strong positive association between equality and tax collection but note that this relationship is significantly stronger under authoritarian regimes than under democracies. We also discover that countries introducing susta...
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Book description: The transitional societies of the former communist countries provide a diverse setting for re-examining the inclusion and exclusion aspects of group formation. Indeed, the transition process fundamentally transformed the 'identity possibilities of the age'. Nation in Formation: Inclusion and Exclusion in Central and Eastern Europe...
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Book description: The transitional societies of the former communist countries provide a diverse setting for re-examining the inclusion and exclusion aspects of group formation. Indeed, the transition process fundamentally transformed the 'identity possibilities of the age'. Nation in Formation: Inclusion and Exclusion in Central and Eastern Europe...
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Using panel data for twenty-seven post-communist economies between 1987-2003, we examine the nexus of relationships between inequality, fiscal capacity (defined as the ability to raise taxes efficiently) and the political regime. Investigating the impact of political reform we find that full political freedom is associated with lower levels of inco...
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Using changes in consumption as a proxy for 'economic vulnerability' and the 1998 Russian financial crisis as our case study, we investigate the characteristics associated with vulnerability, the mechanisms through which individuals experience economic shocks and the routes through which they endeavour to cope with those shocks. We apply quantile r...
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This paper re-examines the gender wage gap in Russia between 1994 and 1998 taking into account the pervasiveness of Russia’s non-payment institutions. Using censored regression techniques we investigate wage discrimination at different sections of the income distribution and for various important sub-groups. We find that the wage gap is distributed...
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Using household panel survey data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey between 1994 and 2000, this thesis examines wage inequality, economic wellbeing and the labour market in the Russian Federation. We pay particular heed to the labour market institutions giving rise to what has become known as the ‘Russian way of adjustment’. Principal...
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Using panel data pertaining to large Polish (non-financial) firms this paper examines the determinants of employment change during the period 1996-2002. Paying particular attention to the asymmetry hypothesis we investigate the impact of own wages, outside wages, output growth, regional characteristics and sectoral affiliation on the evolution of e...
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Applying quantile regression techniques to Russian data we investigate the channels through which individuals experience changes in their well being. We find that married individuals in non-rural households with university-educated heads are less vulnerable to severe welfare shocks. For the most vulnerable individuals the labour market plays a key...
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This paper examines the determinants of employment changes using a panel of Polish large firms during the period 1996-2001. We investigate the impact of wages, output growth, investment, firm size and sectors upon employment, focusing on the asymmetry hypothesis. We find that investment plays an important role in enhancing employment growth. We als...
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Using changes in consumption as a proxy for "vulnerability" we identify the characteristics associated with vulnerability around the time of the 1998 Russian financial crisis. In addition, we examine the role of formal and informal safety nets in preserving individual well being. We apply quantile regression techniques in order to identify the char...
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Book description: Convergence and Divergence: Russia and Eastern Europe into the Twenty-First Century is a collection of papers that came out of the Ninetieth Anniversary Conference of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) in October 2005. Entitled Towards the SSEES Centenary: Ideas and Issues into the Next Decade, presentations...

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The project aims to provide quantitative evidence of income inequalities and age differences in self-reported health of the Russian population.
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The project aims to assess the impact of socio-economic factors on the mental health of Russian population, particularly on the risk of developing depression and nervous disordes.
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To find quantitative evidence of adaptation to chronic conditions as refrected in changes in self-assessed health of the Russian population.