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Deputy Director, Shorenstein Asia–Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Karen Eggleston is a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Director of the Asia Health Policy Program. Her research focuses on government and market roles in the health sector and Asia health policy, especially in the People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea; healthcare productivity; and the economics of the demographic transition. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University and MA degrees in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii.
Demographic changes, such as population aging in East Asia, will affect productivity and competitiveness and shape how innovation is created.
A study from India shows low- and middle-income countries must improve economic evaluations of health interventions to reduce chronic disease burden.
In the People’s Republic of China, reducing the risk of illness-induced poverty entails raising the poor’s financial protection and health system reforms.
The pandemic worsened disparities in chronic disease management among vulnerable groups, exerting adverse psychosocial and economic effects.
Successful adaptation to older population age structures requires a policy focus on measuring and improving the social value of medical care.
In the People’s Republic of China, a study shows pension income in rural areas improves economic independence and health of older people.