Nigel Rice
Professor

Profile

Biography

Nigel Rice is Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) in the Centre for Health Economics.

His research interests focus on the application of quantitative techniques to the analysis of micro-data to inform health and health care policy through robust empirical evidence. Current research activities include investigating the determinants of health, socioeconomic inequality in health and health care, health care system performance, the evaluation of health and health care initiatives, and the allocation of NHS resources. HEDG is currently pursuing a programme of research within these themes funded through an Economic and Social Research Council Large Grant.

Nigel serves as a committee member for the Department of Health’s technical advisory group (TAG) for resource allocation its analytical sub-group for Payment by Results.  He is an editor of the Journal of Health Economics.

 

Curriculum vitae

Research

Overview

  • The application of quantitative techniques to the analysis of micro-data to inform health and health care policy through empirical evidence
  • Investigating the determinants of health
  • Socioeconomic inequality in health and health care
  • Health care system performance
  • The evaluation of health and health care initiatives
  • The allocation of NHS resources

Research group(s)

Grants

Current and recent grants:

  • Economic and Social Research Council
    • Large Grant Scheme:  Health, Econometrics and Data Group – Jan 2009 – Dec 2012
    • Public Services Programme:  International Comparison of Responsiveness using anchoring vignettes – Nov 2006 –April 2009
    • Simulation-based econometric approaches to investigating the interaction of health and lifestyles – 1999 – 2002
    • Using panel data to investigate the interaction of health and lifestyles – 1998-1999
    • Multilevel models in the presence of residual heterogeneity and their application to meta analyses – 1998-1999
  • Department of Health
    • Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC: lead University of York)  – 2005-2010
    • Review of the NHS need formula for resource allocation 2006-07 (CARAN Report)
    • Review of the Market Forces Factor  (lead HERU, Aberdeen) – 2005-2006
  • Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society (AGF): Health, retirement and inequality: can Germany and the UK learn from each other? 2004-2006

Supervision

Current PhD students (joint with Andrew Jones):

Completed PhD students:

  • Roberto Leon Gonzalez: Acceleration of Markov-chain Monte Carlo algorithms in Bayesian panel data models, with applications to the study of the relationships between socio-economic status and health (completed 2003)
  • Rodrigo Moreno-Serra: Policy evaluation and the PSF programme in Brazil (completed 2009)
  • Casey Quinn: The Health Economic Applications of Copulas: Methods in applied econometric research (completed 2007)
  • Silvana Robone: Essays in applied economics: Evidence on health and health care in Italy and the UK (completed 2008)
  • Eugenio Zucchelli: Essays in health and labour market outcomes (completed Dec 2009)
  • Mauro Laudicella: Econometric studies of hospital care utilization in England using administrative data (completed 2010)
  • Pedro Rosa Dias: Essays on inequality of opportunity in health and human development (completed 2010)
  • Paolo Li Donni: Modelling unobserved heterogeneity in health and health care: an extended latent class approach (completed 2010)
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Contact details

Nigel Rice
Professor
Centre for Health Economics

External activities

Invited talks and conferences

2011 

  • N Rice. S Robone. PC Smith. Vignettes and health systems responsiveness in cross-country comparative analyses. Paper read before an ordinary meeting of the royal statistical society, international statistical institute conference, Dublin, August, 2011, presented by Nigel Rice and Peter Smith.
  • AM Jones. N Rice. E Zucchelli. A dynamic structural model of lifetime smoking, health and addiction.  iHEA Toronto, July 2011, presented by Eugenio Zucchelli
  • AM Jones. N Rice. S Robone. P Rosa Dias. Inequality and polarisation in health systems' responsiveness: a cross-country analysis.  iHEA Toronto, July 2011, presented by Nigel Rice
  • AM Jones. N Rice. S Robone. Parametric and non-parametric methods to adjust self-reported health status for reporting heterogeneity: a comparative analysis. iHEA Toronto, July 2011.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • First Year: ECO00017C  Economic Data Analysis I
  • Third Year: ECO00006H Health Economics

Postgraduate

  • MSc: ECO00026M Health Economics

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