Recent Publications

Vollmer, Sebastian, Hajo Holzmann, Florian Ketterer, Stephan Klasen and David Canning, “The Emergence of Three Human Development Clubs,” PLOS One, 2013, 8(3): e57624. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057624.

Hogan, Daniel R., Joshua A. Salomon, David Canning, James K. Hammitt, Alan M. Zaslavsky, and Till Bärnighausen, “National HIV prevalence estimates for sub-Saharan Africa: controlling selection bias with Heckman-type selection models,” Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2012, 88(S2), pp i17-i23.

Canning, David, “Progress in Health around the World,” Journal of Development Studies, 2012, 48(12), pp 1784-1798.

Canning, David and Paul T. Schultz, “The Economic Consequences of Reproductive Health and Family Planning,” Lancet, 2012, 380(9837), pp 165-171.

Bloom, David E., David Canning and Erica Seiguer Shenoy, “The Effect of Vaccination on Children’s Physical and Cognitive Development in the Philippines,” Applied Economics, 2012, 44(21), pp 2777-2783.

Finlay Jocelyn, Emre Ozaltin, and David Canning, “Association of Maternal Age with Infant Mortality, Child Anthropometric Failure, Diarrhoea, and Anaemia for First Births in Low- and Middle-In come Countries,” BMJ Open, 2011, Vol. 1(2), 1:e000226 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000226.

Canning, David, Abdur Razzaque, Julia Driessen, Damian G. Walker, Peter Kim Streatfield, and Mohammad Yunus, “The Effect of Maternal Tetanus Immunization on Children’s Schooling Attainment in Matlab, Bangladesh: Follow-up of a Randomized Trial,” Social Science and Medicine, 2011, 72(9) , pp 1429-1436.

Bärnighausen, Till, David E. Bloom, David Canning, Abigail Friedman, Orin Levine, Jennifer O’Brien, Lois Privor-Dumm, and Damian Walker, “Rethinking the benefits and costs of childhood vaccination: the example of the Haemophilus Influenzae type b vaccine,” Vaccine, 2011, 29(13), pp  2371-2380.

Bärnighausen, Till, Jacob Bor, Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, and David Canning, “Correcting HIV prevalence estimates for survey non-participation: an application of Heckman-type selection models to the Zambian Demographic and Health Survey,” Epidemiology, 2011, 22(1), pp 27-35.

Fahrani, Mansoor, S.V. Subramanian, and David Canning, “Effects of state-level public spending on health on the mortality probability in India,” Health Economics, 2010, 19(11), pp 1361-1376.

Bloom, David E., David Canning and Gunther Fink, “Implications of Population Ageing for Economic Growth,” Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2010, 26(4), 283-612.

Canning, David and Diana Bowser, “Investing in health to improve the wellbeing of the disadvantaged: Reversing the argument of fair society, healthy lives (The Marmot Review),” Social Science and Medicine, 2010, Vol. 71(7), pp 1223-1226.

Akachi, Yoko and David Canning, “Health Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Conflicting Evidence from Infant Mortality Rates and Adult Heights,” Economics and Human Biology, 2010, Vol. 8(2), pp 273-288.

Bloom, David E., David Canning, Guenther Fink, and Jocelyn E. Finlay, “The Cost of Low Fertility in Europe,” European Journal of Population, 2010, 26(2), 141-158.

Bloom, David E., David Canning, Linlin Hu, Yuanli Liu, Ajay Mahal, and Winnie Yip, “The Contribution of Population Health and Demographic Change to Economic Growth in China and India,” Journal of Comparative Economics, 2010, Vol. 38(1), 17-33.

Bloom, David E., David Canning, Guenther Fink and Jocelyn E. Finlay, “Fertility, Female Labor Force Participation, and the Demographic Dividend,” Journal of Economic Growth, 2009, Vol. 14(2), 79-101.

Fahrani, Mansoor, S.V. Subramanian, and David Canning, “The Effect of Changes in Health Sector Resources on Infant Mortality in the Short-Run and the Long-Run: a Longitudinal Econometric Analysis,Social Science and Medicine, 2009, Vol 68(11), 1918-1925.

Bärnighausen, Till, David E. Bloom, David Canning, and Jennifer O’Brien, “Accounting for the full benefits of childhood vaccination in South Africa,” South African Medical Journal, 2008, Vol. 98(11): 842, 844-6.

Canning, David and Peter Pedroni, “Infrastructure, Long Run Economic Growth, and Causality Tests for Cointegrated Panels,” The Manchester School, 2008, Vol. 76(5), 504-527.

Mahal, Ajay, David Canning, Kunle Odumosu and Prosper Okonkwo, “Assessing the Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS on Nigerian Households; a Propensity Score Matching Approach,” AIDS, 2008, Vol. 22(S1), pp. 95-101.

Bloom, David E. and David Canning, “Global Demographic Change: Dimensions and Economic Significance,” Population and Development Review, 2008, Vol. 34(S), pp. 17-51.

Bloom, David E., David Canning and Guenther Fink, “Urbanization and the Wealth of Nations,” Science, 2008, Vol. 319, pp. 772 – 775.

Bloom, David E., David Canning, Guenther Fink and Jocelyn Finlay, “Does  Age Structure Forecast Economic Growth?International Journal of Forecasting, 2007, Vol. 23(4), pp 569-595.

Bloom, David E. and David Canning, “Mortality Traps and the Dynamics of Health Transitions,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2007, Vol. 104 (41), pp16044-16049. PMCID: PMC2042159.

Akachi, Yoko, and David Canning, “The Height of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Role of Health, Nutrition, and Income in Childhood,” Annals of Human Biology, 2007, Vol. 34(4), pp 397-410.

Bloom, David E., and David Canning, “The Preston Curve 30 Years On: Still Sparking Fires,” International Journal of Epidemiology, 2007, Vol. 36(3), pp498-499.

Bloom, David E., David Canning, Rick Mansfield and Michael Moore, “Demographic Change, Social Security Systems, and Savings“, Journal of Monetary Economics, 2007, Vol. 54(1), pp 92-114.  The social security data used in this paper is available online: Read Me, Social Security Data.

Canning, David, “The Economics of HIV/AIDS in Low-Income Countries: The Case for Prevention“, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, Vol. 20(3), pp 121-142.

Bloom, David E. and David Canning, “Booms, Busts and Echoes,” Finance and Development, 2006, Vol. 43(3), pp 8-15.

Canning, David, “Priority Setting and the ‘Neglected’ Tropical Diseases,” Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2006, Vol. 100(6), pp 499-504.

Alsan, Marcella, David E. Bloom and David Canning, “The Effect of Population Health on Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” World Development, 2006, Vol. 34(4), pp 613-630.