Herb Emery received a BA (Honours) in economics from Queen's University in 1988 and a PhD in economics from the University of British Columbia in 1993. He has taught at the University of Calgary since 1993, where he is currently a Professor of Economics and the Program Director, Health Policy in The School of Public Policy. He is also the Managing Editor of Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques. From 2007 to 2012 he was the Svare Professor in Health Economics, which was a joint appointment between the Department of Economics and the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. His research interests and publications are focused on economic history, labour economics, and health economics. Herb’s research has addressed the rise and fall of fraternal sickness insurance, the transition from private voluntary health insurance arrangements to compulsory government health insurance across the 20th century. Current projects include studies on reform of public health care in Canada.