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Ajay Mahal

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Governance and Financing Unit
Nossal Institute for Global Health
School of Population and Global Health
University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia
RePEc:edi:gfmelau (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Victoria Fan, Anup Karan, and Anjay Mahal, 2012. "State Health Insurance and Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures in Andhra Pradesh, India - Working Paper 298," Working Papers 298, Center for Global Development.
  2. Victoria Fan & Anup Karan & Ajay Mahal, 2012. "State Health Insurance and Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures in Andhra Pradesh, India," Working Papers id:5032, eSocialSciences.
  3. David E. Bloom & Ajay Mahal & Larry Rosenberg & Jaypee Sevilla, 2010. "Economic security arrangements in the context of population ageing in India," PGDA Working Papers 6010, Program on the Global Demography of Aging.
  4. Ajay Mahal & Brendan O'Flaherty & David E. Bloom, 2009. "Needle Sharing and HIV Transmission: A Model with Markets and Purposive Behavior," NBER Working Papers 14823, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. David E. Bloom & David Canning & Linlin Hu & Yuanli Liu & Ajay Mahal & Winnie Yip, 2007. "The Contribution of Population Health and Demographic Change to Economic Growth in China and India," PGDA Working Papers 2807, Program on the Global Demography of Aging.
  6. David Canning & Ajay Mahal & Kunle Odumosu & Prosper OkonkwoZhiwei, 2006. "Assessing the Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS on Nigerian Households: A Propensity Score Matching Approach," PGDA Working Papers 1606, Program on the Global Demography of Aging.
  7. Mahal, Ajay & Srivastava, Vivek & Sanan, Deepak, 2000. "Decentralization and Public Sector Delivery of Health and Education Services: The Indian Experience," Discussion Papers 280264, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).
  8. David E. Bloom & Ajay S. Mahal, 1995. "Does the AIDS Epidemic Really Threaten Economic Growth?," NBER Working Papers 5148, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.


  1. Teralynn Ludwick & Marie Ishida & Sapna Desai & Ajay Mahal, 2022. "Witnessing Intimate Partner Violence Impacts Schooling and Labor Market Outcomes for Young Women in India," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., vol. 48(2), pages 505-543, June.
  2. Marie Ishida & Teralynn Ludwick & Ajay Mahal, 2022. "Heart Disease and The Economic Contributions of Elderly Men and Women: Evidence from Australia," Australian Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, vol. 55(4), pages 461-476, December.
  3. Kane, Sumit & Joshi, Madhura & Desai, Sapna & Mahal, Ajay & McPake, Barbara, 2022. "People's care seeking journey for a chronic illness in rural India: Implications for policy and practice," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 312(C).
  4. Mulcahy, Patrick & Mahal, Ajay & McPake, Barbara & Kane, Sumit & Ghosh, Prabir Kumar & Lee, John Tayu, 2021. "Is there an association between public spending on health and choice of healthcare providers across socioeconomic groups in India? - Evidence from a national sample," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 285(C).
  5. Tianxin Pan & Michael Palmer & Ajay Mahal & Peter Annear & Barbara McPake, 2020. "The long‐run effects of noncommunicable disease shocks," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 29(12), pages 1549-1565, December.
  6. Karan, Anup & Yip, Winnie & Mahal, Ajay, 2017. "Extending health insurance to the poor in India: An impact evaluation of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana on out of pocket spending for healthcare," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 181(C), pages 83-92.
  7. Khurshid Alam & Ajay Mahal, 2016. "The Economic Burden of Road Traffic Injuries on Households in South Asia," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 11(10), pages 1-16, October.
  8. Anup Karan & Sakthivel Selvaraj & Ajay Mahal, 2014. "Moving to Universal Coverage? Trends in the Burden of Out-Of-Pocket Payments for Health Care across Social Groups in India, 1999–2000 to 2011–12," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 9(8), pages 1-13, August.
  9. Ajay Mahal & Anup Karan & Victoria Y Fan & Michael Engelgau, 2013. "The Economic Burden of Cancers on Indian Households," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 8(8), pages 1-10, August.
  10. Mahal, Ajay & Fan, Victoria, 2012. "Expanding Health Coverage for Indians: An Assessment of the Policy Challenge," India Policy Forum, National Council of Applied Economic Research, vol. 8(1), pages 37-93.
  11. Ajay Mahal & Meena Seshu & Shashikant Mane & Shanti Lal, 2012. "Old Age Financial Security in the Informal Sector: Sex Work in India," Journal of South Asian Development, , vol. 7(2), pages 183-202, October.
  12. Victoria Fan & Anup Karan & Ajay Mahal, 2012. "State health insurance and out-of-pocket health expenditures in Andhra Pradesh, India," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Springer, vol. 12(3), pages 189-215, September.
  13. Victoria Yue-May Fan & Ajay Mahal, 2011. "What prevents child diarrhoea? The impacts of water supply, toilets, and hand-washing in rural India," Journal of Development Effectiveness, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(3), pages 340-370, September.
  14. Bowser, Diana M. & Mahal, Ajay, 2011. "Guatemala: The economic burden of illness and health system implications," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 100(2-3), pages 159-166, May.
  15. David E. Bloom & Ajay Mahal & Larry Rosenberg & Jaypee Sevilla, 2010. "Economic security arrangements in the context of population ageing in India," International Social Security Review, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 63(3‐4), pages 59-89, July.
  16. Bloom, David E. & Canning, David & Hu, Linlin & Liu, Yuanli & Mahal, Ajay & Yip, Winnie, 2010. "The contribution of population health and demographic change to economic growth in China and India," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(1), pages 17-33, March.
  17. Mahal, Ajay & Karan, Anup K., 2008. "Adequacy of dietary intakes and poverty in India: Trends in the 1990s," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 57-74, March.
  18. Ajay Mahal, 2008. "The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West, and the Fight against AIDS," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(4), pages 222-226.
  19. Kavi Bhalla & Majid Ezzati & Ajay Mahal & Joshua Salomon & Michael Reich, 2007. "A Risk‐Based Method for Modeling Traffic Fatalities," Risk Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 27(1), pages 125-136, February.
  20. Mahal, Ajay, 2007. "A. Bhargava, Econometrics Statistics and Computational Approaches in Food and Health Sciences , World Scientific, New Jersey (2006) ISBN 981-256-841-7 382 pp., Price: US$ 75.00," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 5(3), pages 491-493, December.
  21. Ajay Mahal, 2003. "Will Private Health Insurance Make the Distribution of Public Health Subsidies More Equal? The Case of India," The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Palgrave Macmillan;International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (The Geneva Association), vol. 28(2), pages 131-160, December.
  22. Bloom, David E. & Mahal, Ajay S., 1997. "Does the AIDS epidemic threaten economic growth?," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 77(1), pages 105-124, March.


  1. Stephen P. Marks & Ajay Mahal, 2021. "Economics and human rights perspectives on development: tensions and compatibilities," Chapters, in: Stephen P. Marks & Balakrishnan Rajagopal (ed.), Critical Issues in Human Rights and Development, chapter 2, pages 21-45, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  2. Ajay Mahal & Lainie Sutton, 2014. "Economic prosperity and non-communicable disease: understanding the linkages," Chapters, in: Raghbendra Jha & Raghav Gaiha & Anil B. Deolalikar (ed.), Handbook on Food, chapter 12, pages 278-324, Edward Elgar Publishing.


  1. Susan Horton & Meera Shekar & Christine McDonald & Ajay Mahal & Jana Krystene Brooks, 2010. "Scaling Up Nutrition : What Will it Cost?," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 2685.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 4 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (3) 2007-05-12 2009-04-05 2012-07-23
  2. NEP-AFR: Africa (1) 2007-05-12
  3. NEP-AGE: Economics of Ageing (1) 2010-12-18
  4. NEP-DEV: Development (1) 2007-05-12


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