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Jürgen Maurer


Full Professor
Institute of Health Economics and Management

Full Professor
Department of Economics

Internef, room 511
Tel 021.692.36.64

Postal address
Université de Lausanne
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Internef
1015 Lausanne

R4D Project Website: Inclusive Social Protection for Chronic Health Problems


bachelor Economics of Health and Healthcare
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Bachelor (BSc) in Economic Sciences
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management
master Health Economics
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Master of Science (MSc) in Economics
master Microeconometrics
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Master of Science (MSc) in Economics


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55 last publications

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Borrat-Besson Carmen, Vilpert Sarah, Borasio Gian Domenico ; Maurer Jürgen (2020). Views on a “Good Death”: End-of-Life Preferences and Their Association With Socio-Demographic Characteristics in a Representative Sample of Older Adults in Switzerland. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying, 003022282094507.


Höglinger Marc, Francisca Ehrler ; Maurer Jürgen (2019). Gesundheit der älteren Bevölkerung in der Schweiz: eine Studie basierend auf Daten der Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) im Auftrag des Bundesamts für Gesundheit. ZHAW Winterthur.

Ihle Andreas, Fagot Delphine, Vallet Fanny, Ballhausen Nicola, Mella Nathalie, Baeriswyl Marie et al. (2019). Cross-lagged relation of leisure activity participation to Trail Making Test performance 6 years later: Differential patterns in old age and very old age. Neuropsychology, 33, 234.

Ihle Andreas, Gouveia Élvio R, Gouveia Bruna R, Zuber Sascha, Mella Nathalie, Desrichard Olivier et al. (2019). The relationship of obesity predicting decline in executive functioning is attenuated with greater leisure activities in old age. Aging & Mental Health, 1-8.

Ihle Andreas, Rimmele Ulrike, Oris Michel, Maurer Jürgen ; Kliegel Matthias (2019). The Longitudinal Relationship of Perceived Stress Predicting Subsequent Decline in Executive Functioning in Old Age Is Attenuated in Individuals with Greater Cognitive Reserve. Gerontology, 1-9.

Ihle Andreas, Zuber Sascha, Gouveia Élvio R, Gouveia Bruna R, Mella Nathalie, Desrichard Olivier et al. (2019). Cognitive Reserve Mediates the Relation between Openness to Experience and Smaller Decline in Executive Functioning. Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 1-6.

KAEMPFEN Fabrice, Maurer Jurgen (Dir.) (2019). FOUR ESSAYS IN APPLIED MICROECONOMICS. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.



Ihle Andreas, Ghisletta Paolo, Ballhausen Nicola, Fagot Delphine, Vallet Fanny, Baeriswyl Marie et al. (2018). The role of cognitive reserve accumulated in midlife for the relation between chronic diseases and cognitive decline in old age: A longitudinal follow-up across six years. Neuropsychologia, 121, 37-46.

Ihle Andreas, Oris Michel, Sauter Julia, Spini Dario, Rimmele Ulrike, Maurer Jürgen ; Kliegel Matthias (2018). The relation of low cognitive abilities to low well-being in old age is attenuated in individuals with greater cognitive reserve and greater social capital accumulated over the life course. Aging & mental health, 1-8.

Kämpfen F. , Maurer J. (2018). Does education help “old dogs” learn “new tricks”? The lasting impact of early-life education on technology use among older adults. Research Policy, 47, 1125-1132. Peer Reviewed

Meyer Claude, Evans David, Soucat Agnès, Dkhimi Fahdi, Akweongo Patricia, Kessy Flora et al. (2018). Leaving no one behind? Reaching the informal sector, poor people and marginalised groups with Social Health Protection. The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 26, 459-465.

Vilpert S., Borrat-Besson C., Maurer J. ; Borasio G.D. (2018). Awareness, approval and completion of advance directives in older adults in Switzerland. Swiss medical weekly, 148, w14642. Peer Reviewed

Vilpert S., Monod S., Jaccard Ruedin H., Maurer J., Trueb L., Yersin B. ; Büla C. (2018). Differences in triage category, priority level and hospitalization rate between young-old and old-old patients visiting the emergency department. BMC health services research, 18, 456. Peer Reviewed


Huang Z. , Maurer J. (2017). Validity of Self-Rated Memory Among Middle-Aged and Older Chinese Adults: Results From the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS). Assessment, 1-12. Peer Reviewed

HUANG Zhiyong, Maurer Jurgen (Dir.) (2017). VALIDITY OF AND CORRECTION FOR SELF- REPORT MEASURES IN SURVEYS. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.


Chi Y.L., Krishnakumar J., Maurer J., Loncar D. ; Flahault A. (2016). Who should finance WHO's work on emergencies?. Lancet, 387, 2584-2585. Peer Reviewed

Kämpfen F. , Maurer J. (2016). Time to burn (calories)? The impact of retirement on physical activity among mature Americans. Journal of Health Economics, 45, 91-102. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J. (2016). Inspecting the Mechanism: A Longitudinal Analysis of Socioeconomic Status Differences in Perceived Influenza Risks, Vaccination Intentions, and Vaccination Behaviors during the 2009-2010 Influenza Pandemic. Medical decision making, 36, 887-899. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J. , Harris K.M. (2016). Learning to Trust Flu Shots: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic. Health economics, 25, 1148-1162. Peer Reviewed

Yepes M., Maurer J., Stringhini S., Viswanathan B., Gedeon J. ; Bovet P. (2016). Ideal Body Size as a Mediator for the Gender-Specific Association Between Socioeconomic Status and Body Mass Index: Evidence From an Upper-Middle-Income Country in the African Region. Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 43, 56S-63S. Peer Reviewed

Yepes M., Maurer J., Viswanathan B., Gedeon J. ; Bovet P. (2016). Potential reach of mHealth versus traditional mass media for prevention of chronic diseases : evidence from a nationally representative survey in a middle-income country in Africa. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18, e114. Peer Reviewed


Flores G., Ingenhaag M. ; Maurer J. (2015). An anatomy of old-age disability: Time use, affect and experienced utility. Journal of Health Economics, 44, 150-160. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J. , Ramos A. (2015). One-year routine opportunistic screening for hypertension in formal medical settings and potential improvements in hypertension awareness among older persons in developing countries: evidence from the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE). American journal of epidemiology, 181, 180-184. Peer Reviewed

Yepes M., Viswanathan B., Bovet P. ; Maurer J. (2015). Validity of silhouette showcards as a measure of body size and obesity in a population in the African region : a practical research tool for general-purpose surveys. Population Health Metrics, 13, 35. Peer Reviewed


Maurer J. , Harris K.M. (2014). Issuance of patient reminders for influenza vaccination by US-based primary care physicians during the first year of universal influenza vaccination recommendations. American Journal of Public Health, 104, e60-e62.

Maurer J., Harris K.M. ; Uscher-Pines L. (2014). Can routine offering of influenza vaccination in office-based settings reduce racial and ethnic disparities in adult influenza vaccination?. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29, 1624-1630.

Uscher-Pines L., Mulcahy A., Maurer J. ; Harris K. (2014). The Relationship between Influenza Vaccination Habits and Location of Vaccination. PLoS ONE, 9, e114863.


Flores Gabriela, Ingenhaag Michael ; Maurer Jürgen (2013). Healthy, wealthy, wise, and happy? An exploratory analysis of the interplay between aging and subjective well-being in low and middle income countries. Ecole HEC-DEEP.


Coe N.B., von Gaudecker H.M., Lindeboom M. ; Maurer J. (2012). The effect of retirement on cognitive functioning. Health Economics, 21, 913-927. Peer Reviewed

Listl S., Moran V., Maurer J. ; Faggion C.M. (2012). Dental service utilization by Europeans aged 50 plus. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 40, 164-174. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J., Harris K.M., Black C.L. ; Euler G.L. (2012). Support for Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Requirements among US Healthcare Personnel. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 33, 213-221. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J., Harris K.M. ; Parker A.M. (2012). Who knew? Awareness of being recommended for influenza vaccination among US adults. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 6, 284-290. Peer Reviewed


de Bruin W.B., Parker A.M. ; Maurer J. (2011). Assessing small non-zero perceptions of chance: The case of H1N1 (swine) flu risks. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 42, 145-59. Peer Reviewed

Harris K., Maurer J., Black C., Euler G. ; Kadiyala S. (2011). Workplace efforts to promote influenza vaccination among healthcare personnel and their association with uptake during the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1). Vaccine, 29, 2978-2985. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J. (2011). Education and male-female differences in later-life cognition: international evidence from latin america and the Caribbean. Demography, 48, 915-930. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J. , Harris K.M. (2011). Contact and communication with healthcare providers regarding influenza vaccination during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic. Preventive Medicine, 52, 459-464. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J., Klein R. ; Vella F. (2011). Subjective health assessments and active labor market participation of older men: evidence from a semiparametric binary choice model with nonadditive correlated individual-specific effects. Review of Economics and Statistics, 93, 764-774. Peer Reviewed

Uscher-Pines L., Maurer J. ; Harris K.M. (2011). Racial and ethnic disparities in uptake and location of vaccination for 2009-H1N1 and seasonal influenza. American journal of public health, 101, 1252-1255. Peer Reviewed


Harris K., Maurer J. ; Kellermann A. (2010). Flu Vaccine: Safe, Effective, and Mistrusted. New England Journal of Medicine, 363, 2183-2185. Peer Reviewed

Harris K.M., Maurer J. ; Black C. (2010). Interim Results: Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent and Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health-Care Personnel, United States, August 2009–January 2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 59, 357-362.

Harris K.M., Maurer J. ; Kellermann A.L. (2010). Influenza vaccine–safe, effective, and mistrusted. The New England journal of medicine, 363, 2183-2185. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J. (2010). Height, Education and Cognitive Function at Older Ages: International Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean. Economics and Human Biology, 8, 168-176. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J. , Harris K.M. (2010). The scope and targeting of influenza vaccination reminders among US adults: evidence from a nationally representative survey. Archives of internal medicine, 170, 390-392. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J., Uscher-Pines L. ; Harris K.M. (2010). Awareness of government seasonal and 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination recommendations among targeted US adults: The role of provider interactions. American Journal of Infection Control, 38, 489-490. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J., Uscher-Pines L. ; Harris K.M. (2010). Perceived seriousness of seasonal and A(H1N1) influenzas, attitudes toward vaccination, and vaccine uptake among U.S. adults: does the source of information matter?. Preventive medicine, 51, 185-187. Peer Reviewed

Uscher-Pines L., Maurer J., Kellerman A. ; Harris K.M. (2010). Healthy young and middle age adults: what will it take to vaccinate them for influenza?. Vaccine, 28, 7420-7422. Peer Reviewed


Harris K., Maurer J. ; Lurie N. (2009). Do People Who Intend to Get a Flu Shot Actually Get One?. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24, 1311-1313. Peer Reviewed

Harris K.M., Maurer J. ; Lurie N. (2009). Is getting influenza vaccine coverage data out during mid-season feasible? Evidence from a national survey of U.S. adults. Vaccine, 27, 3697-3699. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J. (2009). Who has a clue to preventing the flu? Unravelling supply and demand effects on the take-up of influenza vaccinations. Journal of health economics, 28, 704-717. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J., Harris K.M. ; Lurie N. (2009). Reducing missed opportunities to vaccinate adults against influenza: what is realistic?. Archives of internal medicine, 169, 1633-1634. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J., Harris K.M., Parker A. ; Lurie N. (2009). Does receipt of seasonal influenza vaccine predict intention to receive novel H1N1 vaccine: evidence from a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults. Vaccine, 27, 5732-5734. Peer Reviewed


Maurer J. (2008). Assessing horizontal equity in medication treatment among elderly Mexicans: which socioeconomic determinants matter most?. Health economics, 17, 1153-1169. Peer Reviewed

Maurer J. , Meier A. (2008). Smooth it Like the ‘Joneses'? Estimating Peer-Group Effects in Intertemporal Consumption Choice. The Economic Journal, 118, 454-476. Peer Reviewed


Maurer J. (2007). Modelling socioeconomic and health determinants of health-care use: a semiparametric approach. Health economics, 16, 967-979. Peer Reviewed


  • aging
  • demography
  • health disparities
  • health economics
  • health management
  • population economics
  • public health
  • survey research


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