Dan Liu
Research Fellow



Dan Liu is a Research Fellow in the Health Policy Team at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK. She joined the team in 2015. She has a BSc in Economics from Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (China), an MSc in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (China) and a PhD in Economics from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Italy). She has experience working at the World Health Organization (Switzerland) and Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China).

She has extended expertise in handling large administrative data and in complex econometric analyses, with a particular focus on both primary and secondary care in the English NHS.

Her current research focuses on the effects of GP practices competition, size and mergers on quality; the impacts of the general practitioners working or alongside the emergency departments on patient care, the primary care and acute hospital team and the wider urgent care system; risk-sharing between providers and commissioners of care in terms of activity and cost; and China’s healthcare system and reform.



  • health reforms
  • healthcare system and providers’ quality and competition
  • impact of public policy on health and behaviour
  • incentives in public health

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Dan Liu
Research Fellow
Centre for Health Economics