The origins of health economic evaluation: What can we learn from history?

Thursday 7 February 2019, 2.00PM to - 3.15pm

Speaker(s): Philip Clarke, Professor of Health Economics and Director of HERC, University of Oxford

Abstract: This seminar provides a broad overview of the development of economic methods for evaluating public health and medical interventions prior to the 1970s in 3 sections:

a) Attempts to place a monetary value on life during the Victorian era;
b) Early contributions, such as the work of Chapin and Sydenstricker, to evaluate public health interventions prior to World War II;
c) Development of economic evaluation during and after World War II, particularly the development of methods both by the US military and by public health researchers. 

The seminar will identify commonalities in the problems and methods of evaluation, as well as early attempts to use economic evaluation for policy analysis in the UK. It will end with a list of five classic papers all health economists should read to appreciate the history of their discipline.

Location: Alcuin A Block A019/20

Who to contact

For more information on these seminars, contact:

Maria Jose Aragon
mariajose.aragonaragon@york.ac.uk
Aimee Fox
aimee.fox@york.ac.uk

If you are not a member of University of York staff and are interested in attending the seminar, please contact Kerry.atkinson@york.ac.uk so that we can ensure we have sufficient space

CHE Seminar Programme

  • Thursday 23 January 
    Olivia Bodnar, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
  • Thursday 6 February
    Catia Nicodemo,
    Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, University of Oxford
  • Thursday 5 March 
    Luke Munford, The University of Manchester
  • Thursday 2 April
    Katharina Hauck,
    Imperial College London
  • Monday 4 May
    Stirling Bryan, University of British Columbia
  • Friday 12 June
    Neil Davies, University of Bristol
  • Thursday 2 July
    Rachel Meacock, The University of Manchester
  • Thursday 3 September 
    Evan Kontopantelis, The University of Manchester
  • Thursday 1 October
    Werner Brouwer, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Thursday 5 November
    Marisa Miraldo,
    Imperial College
  • Thursday 3 December 
    Marie Sanderson, LSHTM

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