DR Susan Mendez

DR Susan Mendez


  • Empirical Industrial Organization (Regulation and Competition Policy)
  • Health Economics (Pharmaceutical Industry)



  • I am a Research Fellow in the Health Economics Research Program at the Melbourne Institute (University of Melbourne). I completed my PhD in Management and Economics at the University of Zurich in 2014.

    My research fields are empirical industrial organization, health economics, and regulation and competition policy. My research areas reflect my interests for economic issues directly affecting markets and society. In my projects, economic theory serves as the foundation for solid applied work in which policy evaluation and social welfare analysis play an important role.

    Currently, the topics of my research revolve around health care markets, in particular medical workforce and the pharmaceutical industry.

    I am also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics (MABEL ).

    For more information visit my personal homepage link   


Member of

  • International Health Economics Association. Early career researcher 2017 - 2019
  • Economic Society of Australia and Women in Economics Network. Member 2017 - 2018
  • Australian Health Economics Society. Member 2015 - 2018


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 11/2016 University of Melbourne, Faculty of Business and Economics - Faculty Research Grant 2017, project: "Prescribing Behaviours and the Diffusion of Innovations" Granted for the academic year 2017 (AUD 18,919)

    09/2011 Swiss National Science Foundation – Fellowship for Prospective Researchers Nr. PBZHP1 – 138689, project: "Parallel Trade in Pharmaceutical Markets" Granted for the academic year 2011 – 2012 to visit The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USD 41,800)   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Zurich 2014
  • MA, University of Zurich 2007


Available for supervision

  • Y