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Bruno Ventelou

CNRS senior researcher, GREQAM-UMR 7316 and Team-leader of CRISSPOP at SESSTIM (UMR 912).

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Bruno Ventelou is researcher at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – GREQAM UMR 7316 – Aix Marseille School of Economics) and team-leader of CRISSPOP “Health-risk chronicity, healthcare systems and health policy” at Inserm UMR 912. He obtained his Ph.D. from the EHESS, DELTA at the Paris School of Economics, Paris, France. He is specialised in macroeconomics applied to health issues. His research-activity covers three domains:

1) The development of computational methods for the assessment of the impact of epidemiological shocks on the economies. The impacts of healthcare policy responses should also have to be evaluated, e.g. access to medicines (such as the HIV-AIDS drugs and treatments);
2) Studies in health services research: the economics of physician behaviour, drug prescription practices (mainly in the primary-care sector, France);
3) Health and wealth relationships: studies in the role of health and healthcare in nations’ economic performances.


Awawda, S.; Abu-Zaineh, M. and Ventelou, B. (2019) The quest to expand the coverage of public health insurance in the occupied Palestinian territory: An assessment of feasibility and sustainability using a simulation modelling framework. The Lancet (Forthcoming)

Abu-Zaineh, M., Awawda, S. & Ventelou, B. (2018). Who bears the burden of Universal Health Coverage? An assessment of alternative financing policies using an overlapping-generations general equilibrium model.. AHEAD WORKING PAPERS SERIES N° 02/2018

Bousmah, M.-a.-Q., Ventelou, B. & Abu-Zaineh, M. (2016) Medicine and democracy: The importance of institutional quality in the relationship between health expenditure and health outcomes in the MENA region. Health Policy, 120(8): 929-935.

Kankeu, Hyacinthe Tchewonpi & Ventelou, Bruno  (2016) Socioeconomic inequalities in informal payments for health care: An assessment of the ‘Robin Hood’ hypothesis in 33 African countries. Social Science & Medicinedoi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.01.015.

Arrighi Y., Abu-Zaineh M., & Ventelou B. (2015) To count or not to count deaths: Reranking effects in health distribution evaluation. Health Economics, 24 (2) : 193-205.

Makhloufi K., Ventelou, B., & Abu-Zaineh, M. (2015) Have health insurance reforms in Tunisia attained their intended objective?. International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 15(1), 29-51.

Abu-Zaineh M., Arfa C., Ventelou B., Ben Romdhane H. & Moatti JP. (2014) Fairness in healthcare finance and delivery: what about Tunisia?. Health Policy and Planning29 (4):433-442.

Abu-Zaineh M., Ben Romdhane H., Ventelou B., Moatti J-P. & Arfa C. (2013) Appraising financial protection in health: the case of Tunisia. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 13(1):73-93.

Abu-Zaineh M., Mataria A., Moatti J-P & Ventelou B. (2011) Measuring and decomposing socioeconomic inequality in health care delivery: A Micro-simulation approach with application to the Palestinian conflict-affected fragile setting. Social Science and Medicine, 72 (2), 133-141.

Boyer S., Abu-Zaineh M., Blanche J., Loubière S., Bonono R-C., Moatti J-P, & Ventelou B. (2011) Does HIV-services decentralization protect against the risk of catastrophic health expenditures? Some lessons from Cameroon. . Health Services Research, 46 (6.2), 2029-56.

Abu-Zaineh M., Mataria A., Luchini S., & Moatti J-P.(2009) Equity in health care finance in Palestine: the triple effects revealed . Journal of Health Economics, 28 (6), 1071-80.

Abu-Zaineh M., Mataria A., Luchini S., & Moatti J-P. (2008) Equity in health care financing: the value-added of the disaggregate approach . Social Science and Medicine, 66(11), 2308-20.

Woode, M. E., Nourry, C. & Ventelou, B. (2014) Childhood preventive care, adult healthcare and economic growth: The role of healthcare financing. Economics Letters, 124(1), 41-47. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2014.04.017

Ventelou B.,  Arrighi Y., Greener R., Lamontagne E., Carrieri P., & Moatti J-P. (2012) The macroeconomic consequences of renouncing to universal access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV in Africa: a micro-simulation model. PLoS ONE, 7(4): e34101.