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Nadeem Esmail

Senior Fellow, The Fraser Institute

Nadeem Esmail is the Director of Health Policy Studies at the Fraser Institute. He first joined the Fraser Institute in 2001 and served as Director of Health System Performance Studies from 2006 to 2009. Between 2009 and 2012 he was a Senior Fellow with the Institute and rejoined as a full-time staff member in late 2012. Esmail has spearheaded critical Fraser Institute research including the annual Waiting Your Turn survey of surgical wait times across Canada and How Good Is Canadian Health Care?, an international comparison of health care systems. In addition, Esmail has authored or co-authored more than 30 comprehensive studies and more than 150 articles on a wide range of topics including the cost of public health care insurance, international comparisons of health care systems, hospital performance, medical technology, and physician shortages. Esmail is a frequent commentator on radio and TV, and his articles have appeared in newspapers across North America. Esmail completed his B.A. (Honours) in Economics at the University of Calgary and received an M.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia.