Chun Yee (Jenny) Wong

FacultyGraduate School of International Relations
PositionAssistant Professor (Koshi)
Last Updated: Apr. 02, 2020 at 12:36

Researcher Profile & Settings


    Chun Yee (Jenny) Wong


  • Graduate School of International Relations Assistant Professor (Koshi)


  • 20092013PhD in Economics, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
  • 20052006Open University of Hong Kong LiPACE
  • 20012003Middlesex University, U.K
  • 19951996Master of Arts in Economics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 19941995Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics, Concordia University, Canada

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2017- TodayAssistant Professor, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan
  • 20132016Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technology Sydney

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy
  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy

Research Interests

    Policy Evaluation, Economics of Education, Health Economics

Published Papers

  • The prevalence of persistence and related health status: An analysis of persistently high healthcare costs in the short term and medium term
    Longden, T, Wong, C. Y, Haywood, P, Hall, J, van Gool, K
    Social Science & Medicine 211 147-156 2018 [Refereed]
  • Does patients’ experience of general practice affect the use of emergency departments? Evidence from Australia
    Wong, C. Y, Hall, J
    Health Policy 122 126-133 2018 [Refereed]
  • The Rise and Fall in Out-of-Pocket Costs in Australia: An Analysis of the Strengthening Medicare Reforms
    Chun Yee Wong, Jessica Greene, Xenia Dolja-Gore, Kees van Gool
    HEALTH ECONOMICS 26(8) 962-979 Aug. 2017 [Refereed]
    After a period of steady decline, out-of-pocket (OOP) costs for general practitioner (GP) consultations in Australia began increasing in the mid-1990s. Following the rising community concerns about the increasing costs, the Australian Government introduced the Strengthening Medicare reforms in 2004 and 2005, which included a targeted incentive for GPs to charge zero OOP costs for consultations provided to children and concession cardholders (older adults and the poor), as well as an increase in the reimbursement for all GP visits. This paper examines the impact of those reforms using longitudinal survey and administrative data from a large national sample of women. The findings suggest that the reforms were effective in reducing OOP costs by an average of $A0.40 per visit. Decreases in OOP costs, however, were not evenly distributed. Those with higher pre-reform OOP costs had the biggest reductions in OOP costs, as did those with concession cards. However, results also reveal increases in OOP costs for most people without a concession card. The analysis suggests that there has been considerable heterogeneity in GP responses to the reforms, which has led to substantial changes in the fees charged by doctors and, as a result, the OOP costs incurred by different population groups. Copyright (c) 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Community preferences in general practice: Important factors for choosing a general practitioner
    Kenny, P, De Abreu Lourenco, R, Wong, C. Y, Haas, M, Goodall, S
    Health Expectations 19(1) 26-38 2016 [Refereed]

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