Areas of Interest
- Fiscal policy
- Health policy
Haizhen Mou' primary research interests include fiscal governance, fiscal federalism, and health policy, often from a political economy perspective. She received two SSHRC grants and several other awards. Her main teaching responsibilities include Public Finance and Quantitative Research Method for graduate students.
- Ph.D., Carleton University
- MA, York University
- MA, Beijing Normal University
- BA, Tianjin University of Commerce
Haizhen Mou is currently accepting applications from new MPP students for September 2023 in the following research areas: Fiscal Policy.
- Principal Investigator, April 2019 – March 2022, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Insight Grant, $170,715. Project: “Fiscal Governance in the Canadian Provinces”. Co-applicant: Michael M. Atkinson.
- Principal Investigator, Dec. 2020 – May 2022, Research Junction Development Grant (a joint funding initiative between the City of Saskatoon and University of Saskatchewan), $15,404. Project: “Maximizing Bang for the Buck: A Guideline for the Allocation of Municipal Business Tax Incentives”. Co-Applicants: Mike Jordan and Yang Yang.
- Principal Investigator, June 2014 – May 2018, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Insight Development Grant, $68,957. Project: “Understanding Cost Efficiency in the Public K-12 Education Systems: A Behavioural Approach”. Co-applicants: Michael M. Atkinson and Jim Marshall.
- Principal Investigator, June 2014 – June 2016, 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 M. Atkinson and Stephen Tapp.
- Maritza Lozano Man Hing, Michael Atkinson and Haizhen Mou. Forthcoming. “Democratic Accountability in Times of Crisis: Executive Power, Fiscal Policy, and COVID-19”. Government and Opposition.
- Haizhen Mou and Maritza Lozano Man Hing. 2021. “Stringency of Balanced Budget Laws and Transparency of Budgeting Process”. Public Budgeting & Finance. 41:45–64.
- Stephanie Ortynsky, Jim Marshall and Haizhen Mou. March 2021. “Budget Practices in Canada’s K-12 Education Sector: Incremental, Performance, or Productivity Budgeting?”. Canadian Public Administration 64(1): 74-98.
- Haizhen Mou and Michael M. Atkinson. March 2020. “Want to Improve Math Scores? An Empirical Assessment of Recent Policy Interventions in Canada” Canadian Public Policy 46(1):107–124.
- Haizhen Mou, Michael M. Atkinson and Jim Marshall. 2019. “Budgeting for Efficiency? A Case Study of the Public K-12 Education Systems of Canada.” Applied Economics 51(34): 3740 – 3757.
- Haizhen Mou. 2019. “Measuring Policy Content and Outcomes: A Quantitative Study of Balanced Budget Laws.” SAGE Research Methods Cases.
- Guoxing Zhang, Nana Deng, Haizhen Mou, Zhe George Zhang, Xiaofeng Chen. 2019. “The impact of the policy and behavior of public participation on environmental governance performance: Empirical analysis based on provincial panel data in China.” Energy Policy 129: 1347 – 1354.
- Haizhen Mou, Michael M. Atkinson and Stephen Tapp. 2018. “Do Balanced Budget Laws Matter in Recessions?” Public Budgeting & Finance. Vol. 38, Issue 1: 28 – 46. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/pbaf.12163
- Michael M. Atkinson, Haizhen Mou and Peter Bruce. 2016. “Fiscal Rules in the Canadian Provinces: Abject Failure or Qualified Success?” Canadian Public Administration Vol. 59, No. 4: 495 – 515. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/capa.12191/full
- Obeyaa Ampofo-Addo, Haizhen Mou, Rose Olfert and Donna Goodridge. 2016. “Location Decisions of Family Physicians in Saskatchewan: What Really Matters?” Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. Vol. 21, No. 1: 7 – 12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26824804
- Haizhen Mou and Rose Olfert. 2015. “Inter-provincial Migration Intentions of Family Physicians in Canada: The Roles of Income and Community Characteristics.” Healthcare Policy. Vol. 11, No. 2: 58 – 71. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26742116
- Haizhen Mou and Stanley L. Winer. May 2015. “Fiscal Incidence When Both Individual Welfare and Family Structure Matter: The Case of Subsidization of Home-care for the Elderly.” Public Finance Review, Vol. 43, No. 3: 373 – 401. Doi: 10.1177/1091142113515053. http://pfr.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/01/10/1091142113515053.full.pdf
- Gregory Marchildon and Haizhen Mou. September 2014. “A Needs-Based Allocation Formula for Canada Health Transfer.” Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 40, No 3: 209 – 223.http://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/cpp.2013-052
- Haizhen Mou, Michael M. Atkinson, and Ata-Ul Munim. March 2014. “The Cost of Government: Decomposing Provincial Expenditures, 1981 – 2007.” Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 40, No. 1: 84 – 97.http://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/cpp.2012-108
- Haizhen Mou. December 2013. “The Political Economy of the Public-Private Mix in Heath Expenditure: An Empirical Review of Thirteen OECD Countries.” Health Policy, Vol. 113, Issue 3: 270 – 283.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851013001930
- Haizhen Mou. November 2012. “The Political Economy of Public Health Expenditure and Wait Times in a Public-Private Mixed Health Care System.” Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 45, No. 4: 1640 – 1666.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-5982.2012.01741.x/abstract
- 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.
- Haizhen Mou. May 6, 2021. “Canada Health Transfer: Background and future”. Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Commission (IFRC) What Now series. IFRC and Canada West Foundation. https://cwf.ca/research/publications/what-now-canada-health-transfer-background-and-future/
- Michael Atkinson and Haizhen Mou. March 28, 2021. “Climate action, job creation are top post-pandemic priorities for Canadians.” The Conversation, the National Post (March 29, 2021)
- Haizhen Mou and Jared Wesley. Jan. 20, 2021. “Alberta’s Economic and Fiscal Future.” Common Ground Research Brief Series.
- Haizhen Mou. Nov. 10, 2020. “A Predictable Fiscal Path during a Turbulent Time” in The Saskatchewan Election: A 2020 Perspective, e-book, edited by Loleen Berdahl, Dale Eisler, Jim Farney, and Ken Rasmussen.
- Jim Marshall, Haizhen Mou, and Michael M. Atkinson. May 21, 2019. “Canadian schools spend more as enrolment and test scores fall”. The Conversation.
- Jim Marshall, Haizhen Mou, and Michael M. Atkinson. 2019. “Canada’s Schools: Are we paying more but getting less?” Policy Brief. Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
- Daniel Béland, André Lecours, Gregory P. Marchildon, Haizhen Mou, and Rose Olfert. 2019. “Improving Fiscal Federalism in Canada” Priming the Campaign Policy Brief. University of Ottawa.
- Daniel Béland, André Lecours, Gregory P. Marchildon, Haizhen Mou, and Rose Olfert. July 18, 2018. “The challenge for Canada’s equalization program.” Policy Options.
- Gregory P. Marchildon and Haizhen Mou. October 2013. The funding formula for health care is broken. Alberta’s windfall proves it. Op-Ed at Globe and Mail, Star Phoenix, Hill Times, etc.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/the-funding-formula-for-health-care-is-broken-albertas-windfall-proves-it/article14764089/
- Gregory P. Marchildon and Haizhen Mou. December 2012. What does the New Canada Health Transfer mean for Western Canada? Western Policy Analyst.
- Haizhen Mou. September 2011. The Public-Private Mix of Health Care Spending, Western Policy Analyst.
- Fiscal governance
- Government budget management
- Fiscal federalism
- Public-private mix in health insurance
- JSGS 802 Public Finance, Winter 2022
- JSGS838 Public Sector Financial Management, Winter 2022
- JSGS 803 – Quantitative Method and Research Design, Fall 2021