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Haizhen Mou PhD, MA, BA JSGS Faculty, U of S

Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

Rm 158, 101 Diefenbaker Place, Saskatoon, S7N 5B8

Areas of Interest

  • Health policy
  • Fiscal policy


Haizhen Mou' primary research interests include health care financing and expenditure, cost and efficiency of public sectors, and government budget management, often from a political economy perspective. She received a SSHRC grant and several other awards. Her main teaching responsibilities include Public Finance and Quantitative Research Method for graduate students. She has supervised five Ph.D. or MPP students and served on numerous graduate thesis committees. She volunteered as a board member for a local non-profit organization focusing on seniors.

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  • Ph.D., Carleton University 
  • MA, York University
  • MA, Beijing Normal University
  • BA, Tianjin University of Commerce  

Recent Grants/Awards


  • Principle Investigator, June 2014 – May 2016, SSHRC Insight Development Grant, $68,957. Project: “Understanding Cost Efficiency in the Public K-12 Education Systems: A Behavioural Approach”. Co-applicants: Michael Atkinson and Jim Marshall.
  • Principle Investigator, June 2014 – November 2015, President’s SSHRC Grant, University of Saskatchewan, $6,750. Project “The Real Test: Effectiveness of Balanced-Budget Fiscal Rules during Economic Recession”.  Co-Applicants: Michael Atkinson and Stephen Tapp.
  • Co-Applicant, July 2016 – June 2023. CIHR Foundation Grant, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. $2.33million. “Design and evaluation of integrated primary health care practices for dementia in rural and remote settings.” Program Leader:  Debra Morgan.
  • University start-up research grant

Select Publications

Refereed Articles

Refereed Books

  • Daniel Béland, André Lecours, Gregory P. Marchildon, Haizhen Mou, and Rose Olfert. 2017 Contested Redistribution: Equalization Policy and Fiscal Federalism in Canada. University of Toronto Press.

Refereed Book Chapters

  • Gregory P. Marchildon and Haizhen Mou. September 2013. The Conservative 10-year Canada Health Transfer Plan: Another Fix for a Generation? In Chris Stoney and Bruce Doern (ed.), How Ottawa Spends, 2013-2014: The Harper Government: Mid-Term Blues and Long-Term Plans, McGill-Queen's University Press.

Non-Refereed Articles

Current Courses

  • JSGS 802 - Public Finance, Summer 2017 and Winter 2018

Current Research

  • Public-private mix in health insurance
  • Universal health insurance coverage for developing countries
  • Cost efficiency of public sectors
  • Government budget management
  • Intergovernmental transfers