Luke Connelly is Professor of Health Economics at The University of Queensland. In late 2017 he was also appointed as Professor in the Department of Sociology and Business Law at The University of Bologna via the "Direct Call" process (UniBo: Direct Calls).
He holds a BA (Econ), MEconSt and PhD in Economics from The University of Queensland. His main interests are in health economics and insurance economics and the effects of institutions (including legal constructs) on incentives and behavior. He has also worked in other fields of applied microeconomics, including education economics and transport economics. His publications include papers in Review of Income and Wealth , Health Economics , Journal of Health Economics , Journal of Risk and Insurance , Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance , Accident Analysis and Prevention , Journal of Law and Medicine ,Journal of Clinical Epidemiology , European Journal of Health Economics , International Journal of Health Economics and Finance , Social Science and Medicine , Economic Papers , Economic Analysis and Policy , Journal of Transport Economics and Policy , Labor Economics , Economics and Human Biology as well as in a range of clinical journals, including Lancet .
Luke serves as a member of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), which advises the Australian Minister for Health on the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new and existing listings on Australia's Medicare Benefits Schedule. He has extensive service on other public committees and taskforces as well as extensive teaching and consulting engagements with industry. Over the past 10 years he has been a chief investigator on research grants and contracts totalling more than $ 32m.