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 of Applied Economic and Social Research. Before joining the Institute, I was a Research Associate at the Chair for Entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich. I completed my M.A. in Economics and my doctoral studies in Management and Economics (2014) both at the University of Zurich.

    My research interests include Empirical Industrial Organization, Health Economics, and Regulation and Competition Policy with focus on the pharmaceutical industry.

    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



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