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Jonathan Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at McMaster University. Jonathan obtained his PhD in Economics from Stanford University in 2020, following his undergrad at the University of British Columbia (UBC). As an applied economist, his research revolves around topics in health economics that are either directly affected by an aging population or of policy-relevance to aging populations. Jonathan has done extensive research on issues such as the opioid epidemic that disproportionately affects the near-elderly, those in pain and disabled, among others. He is currently researching the design and evaluation of disability insurance as an important welfare program for older adults.


  • PhD, Stanford University
  • BSc, University of British Columbia 
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