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Posted on 19 December 2016

Maynard Matters: Critical Thinking on Health Policy

Maynard Matters book cover

Alan is one of the world’s most influential health economists. His articles are classics in the field. It is a pleasure to revisit them.

Prof. Alain Enthoven, Stanford University

This edited volume demonstrates the value of critical thinking about health policy as communicated by one of the world’s most influential health economists.

Short new pieces by colleagues celebrating Professor Alan Maynard’s contributions to academic and public life are followed by a selection of his own writings on topics ranging across competition, markets, quality, incentives, equity and efficiency, rationing, and drug and alcohol policy. They illustrate his use of intellectual insight, wit and purposeful provocation to achieve impact. Maynard’s work matters: it matters to policy-makers, managers, practitioners and citizens, as well as to academics.

For more information about Maynard Matters and to download or buy a copy of the book, please see here.

Insightful, entertaining and eye-opening – particularly for those who think health economists just add up costs.

Professor Lise Rochaix, Paris School of Economics

There is also a web page dedicated to stories and messages from friends, colleagues and students of Professor Alan Maynard, as a complement to this book. To view the comments and to add your own please visit