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Dr. Anurag Sharma is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University. He is currently Primary Chief-Investigator on Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project titled andldquo;The Role of taxes and subsidies in promoting health lifestyles: an economic analysis.andrdquo; The dual aims of this project are to analyse the impact of various types of soft drink and alcohol taxes on reduction in obesity and harmful alcohol consumption respectively.

Selected Publications:

Etile F. and Sharma, A. (2015) Do high consumers of sugar-sweetened beverages respond differently to price changes? A Finite Mixture IV Tobit approach. Health Economics(in press)

Sharma, A., K. Hauck, B. Hollingsworth and L. Siciliani (2014) Response of different Income Groups to Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: A Censored Demand Approach Health Economics, 23(9)


  • Applied Econometrics
  • Quantile Regression
  • Demand System
  • Duration Modelling
  • Development Economics
  • Poverty
  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Gender Bias
  • Soft Drink Taxes
  • Obesity
  • Harmful Alcohol Consumption
  • Minimum Pricing Alcohol
  • Hospital Choice

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Projects 2006 2014

Research Output 2003 2019

Cost-benefit analysis of a national influenza vaccination program in preventing hospitalisation costs in Australian adults aged 50–64 years old

Raj, S. M., Chughtai, A. A., Sharma, A., Tan, T. C. & MacIntyre, C. R., 20 Sep 2019, In : Vaccine. 37, 40, p. 5979-5985 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Does the relationship between income and child health differ across income groups? Evidence from India

Swaminathan, H., Sharma, A. & Shah, N. G., 1 Jun 2019, In : Economic Modelling. 79, p. 57-73 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Responding to adverse patient safety events in Viet Nam

Harrison, R., Sharma, A., Walton, M., Esguerra, E., Onobrakpor, S., Nghia, B. T. & Chinh, N. D., 18 Sep 2019, In : BMC Health Services Research. 19, 1, 8 p., 677.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A survey of the impact of patient adverse events and near misses on anaesthetists in Australia and New Zealand

Harrison, R., Lee, H. & Sharma, A., 1 Sep 2018, In : Anaesthesia and intensive care. 46, 5, p. 510-514 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Does safe disposal of child faeces matter? An assessment of access to improved sanitation and child faeces disposal behaviour and diarrhoea in rural Nepal

Lamichhane, P., Sharma, A. & Mahal, A., 1 Jul 2018, In : International Health. 10, 4, p. 277-284 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review