Ruolz Ariste is a researcher, policy analyst and health economist with over 15 years of experience. His main research interests include topics in health and labour economics (health expenditures, efficiency, value for money and sustainability; cost/benefit analysis of health systems, programs and interventions; health workforce supply and remuneration) as well as in environmental economics (value chain of renewable resources such as agroforestry and organic waste with the principle of Health in all Policies).
Ruolz is currently working with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). He previously occupied the position of Economist and Senior Economist at Applied Research and Analysis Directorate within the Canadian federal government (Health Canada). He has published over forty papers or insightful short articles in peer-reviewed journals or non-refereed medium (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ruolz-Ariste). He has served on the Scientific Committee of a few conferences, namely: the 2020 Canadian Health Workforce Conference; the 2017 (Fourth) Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin (Ireland); the 2017 CADTH Symposium (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health) ; the 2015 and 2009 iHEA (International Health Economics Association) World Congress in Milan (Italy) and Toronto (Canada) respectively; the 2014 ECHE (European Conference on Health Economics, now EuHEA) Congress in Dublin (Ireland); the 2014 CAHSPR (Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research) conference in Toronto. He has also served as a reviewer/referee for several editors and journals, including Yale University Press, Health Economics, Canadian Medical Association Journal and Canadian Tax Journal.
Ruolz received his PhD in Industrial Relations—Major: Labour Economics and Public Policy Applied to the Health Sector—from Laval University and his MSc in Economics from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He’s currently an Adjunct Professor at Laval University.