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Marwân-al-Qays Bousmah

Postdoctoral researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD).

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Marwân-al-Qays Bousmah is a postdoctoral researcher at CEPED (UMR 196), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD). He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the Aix Marseille University and a Masters in development economics from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. He was a visiting researcher at the French Institute of Research for the Development (IRD), Senegal and at the Research and Policy Analysis Department of the National Bank of Rwanda. His research interests include health economics, demography and economic development. He has published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Demographic Economics, the LancetHealth PolicyPacific Economic Review, and the Review of Economics of the Household.


Marwân-Al-Qays Bousmah, Sylvie Boyer, Richard Lalou, Bruno Ventelou Reassessing the demand for community-based health insurance in rural Senegal: Geographic distance and awareness. SSM Popul Health. 2021 Dec; 16: 100974.

Zehnati, A., Bousmah, M.-a.-Q., & Abu-Zaineh, M. (2021) Public-private differentials in health care delivery: the case of cesarean deliveries in Algeria.

International Journal of Health Economics and Management (2021)

Abdulrahim, S. & Bousmah, QM. (2019) Regional inequalities in maternal and neonatal health services in Iraq and Syria in the decade before ISIS. International Journal of Health Services Research, 49(3): 623-641.

Bousmah, M.-a.-Q., Combes, J.-B.S., & Abu-Zaineh, M. (2019) Health differentials between citizens and immigrants in Europe: A heterogeneous convergence. Health Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.12.005.

Abu-Zaineh, M., Woode, M. E., & Bousmah M-a-Q. (2018). The importance of health for income inequality in the occupied Palestinian territory: A decomposition analysis. The Lancet, Volume 391, Special Issue, S23, 21 February 2018.

Bousmah, M.-a.-Q. (2017) Childhood mortality, childhood morbidity, and subsequent fertility decisions. Journal of Demographic Economics, 83(2): 211-244.

Bousmah, M.-a.-Q. (2017) The effect of child mortality on fertility behaviors is non-linear: new evidence from Senegal. Review of Economics of the Household, 15(1): 93-113.

Woode, M.E., Bousmah, M.-a.-Q., & Boucekkine, R. (2017) Parental morbidity, child work, and health insurance in Rwanda. Journal of Demographic Economics, 83(1): 111–127.

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.