Job Market Candidate: Adeyemi Okunogbe

Adeyemi Okunogbe’s research focuses on health economics and financing in Sub-Saharan Africa. His dissertation studies the impact of health insurance in Nigeria, examines sub-optimal health insurance enrolment and assesses the performance of national health financing systems. Other research areas include result-based financing, health provider behavior and global public health preparedness.

Dissertation Topic

Essays on Health Financing in Sub-Saharan Africa

This dissertation is a series of essays that explores heath financing in Sub-Saharan Africa using econometric methods and qualitative comparative analysis. First, I study the effects of health shocks on household economic outcomes and the role of health insurance and other coping strategies in mitigating these effects. I also examine the salient determinants of insurance uptake in the context of a community-based health insurance program in central Nigeria. Finally, I examine factors that distinguish relatively ‘successful’ countries from ‘not so successful’ countries in terms of financial risk protection in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Committee Members

Peter Hussey (chair); Edward Okeke; Diana Bowser

Research & Methodological Expertise

  • Causal Inference
  • Global Development
  • Health & Health Care
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methods