Emmanuelle Piérard

Associate Professor

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CV: Emmanuelle Piérard

BSc Université du Québec à Montréal; MA; PhD (McMaster)

Areas of specialization: Health economics; Applied econometrics


Emmanuelle Piérard is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, a fellow of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, an associate of the Canadian Centre for Health Economics and co-chair of the Canadian Health Economics Study Group. Her research areas are in health economics and in applied econometrics.  Specifically, she is interested in how business cycles and the health care system, both health care inputs and wait times, affect the health of individuals and their use of health care. She obtained her MA and PhD in economics from McMaster University and her BSc Sciences Économiques from Université du Québec à Montréal.

Selected publications

  • Piérard, E. and P. Grootendorst, Do Downturns Cause Desperation? The Effect of Economic Conditions on Suicide Rates and Depression Incidence in Canada, forthcoming, Applied Economics.
  • Piérard, E. (2012) Substitutes or complements? An exploration of the effect of wait times and availability of conventional care on the use of alternative health therapies in Canada, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 20(5):323-33.

  • Grootendorst, P., E. Piérard, M. S. Shim, (2008). The life expectancy gains from pharmaceutical drugs: a critical appraisal of the literature, Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP) working paper.
  • E. Piérard, N. Buckley, and J. Chowhan, (2004). Bootstrapping Made Easy: A Stata ADO File, Research Data Centre Information and Technical Bulletin 1(1), 20-36.