HEDG - Health Econometrics and Data Group

The Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) is supported by the ESRC Large Grant Scheme (RES-060-25-0045).

This large grant provides funding for a 4 year programme of research and to support and develop the activities of the Group.


New definition of "health econometrics" published
Andrew Jones has prepared a definition of health econometrics for the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, online edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. The term health econometrics has been adopted to describe the development and application of econometric methods within health economics. The article outlines the distinctive issues that arise in applying econometrics to health data and how these applications have helped to shape the broader literature.
The full text is available (for subscribers) at: http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2012_H000195

Second Edition of the Elgar Companion to Health Economics, edited by Andrew Jones
The second edition of the Elgar Companion to Health Economics, edited by Andrew Jones, has been published. This comprehensive collection brings together more than 50 contributions from some of the most influential researchers in health economics. It authoritatively covers theoretical and empirical issues in health economics, with a balanced range of material on equity and efficiency in health care systems, health technology assessment and issues of concern for developing countries. This thoroughly revised second edition is expanded to include four new chapters, while all existing chapters have been extensively updated. Full details are at:

Applied Health Economics by Andrew M Jones, Nigel Rice, Teresa Bago d'Uva and Silvia Balia, second edition 2012
Click here‌ for full details.

iHEA Best Student Paper Prize
Congratulations to Ranjeeta Thomas who won the prize for the best student paper at the World Congress of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Toronto (2011). Her paper "Conditional Cash Transfers to Improve Education and Health: An ex ante evaluation of Red de Protection Social, Nicaragua" is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hec.2854/abstract. This complements previous prizes for York PhDs Teresa Bago d’Uva (Barcelona 2005) and Pedro Rosa Dias (Beijing 2009) and for Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder (Copenhagen 2007) who subsequently joined DERS as a lecturer.

The invitation to submit to the HEDG working papers series can be found here.

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