The humble economist collects together the most important writings of Professor Tony Culyer, a founding father of health economics who helped set up the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
This wonderful collection of essays will allow me - and many others - to continue to learn at the feet of the master.
Sir Michael Rawlins, Founding Chair of NICE, UK
It distils a powerful set of ideas that have profoundly influenced health policy and decision making, and shows how reason and evidence can be used to improve decision making in any area of social policy. The book comprises twenty-one short essays, selected and revised by Culyer himself, together with an introduction by the editors which draws out key themes and provides an overview of Culyer’s life and work. It is available in low cost paperback and ebook formats.
Tony Culyer has worked at the University of York since 1969, and has played leading roles in administration – as a Head of Department, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and in developing the health research infrastructure at York – as well as research and teaching. Tony Culyer’s connection with the OHE has also been long and invaluable. He has acted as chairman of both the Editorial Board, which oversees OHE’s publications programme, and the Policy Board, which sets the general substantive direction of OHE’s research programme.
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