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Books and Chapters

HEDG - Health Econometrics and Data Group



Andrew M. Jones, Nigel Rice, Teresa Bago d'Uva, Silvia Balia; Applied Health Economics (2nd Edition); Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2012.

Andrew M. Jones (ed.); The Elgar Companion to Health Economics (2nd revised edition); Elgar, 2013.‌‌ 


Book chapters

Contoyannis, P.C., Jones, A.M., Rice, N. "The dynamics of health" In Jones, A.M., (ed.) Elgar Companion to Health Economics (2nd Edition); Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2012.

Empirical models of health dynamics have sought to unpick the many competing relationships between health and its socioeconomic determinants. Analyses of the dynamics of health have also led to innovative developments in the measurement of inequalities in health over the long-run and their decomposition. This chapter reviews this literature.

Griffin, S., Rice, N., Sculpher, M. "Economic evaluation of public health interventions". In A. Killoran, M.P. Kelly (eds) Evidence-based public health: effectiveness and efficiency. Oxford University Press. 2010

Economic evaluation is in an increasingly used tool which aims to provide a formal, explicit and transparent framework for informing decisions about allocating public funds in the health care sector. 

In this chapter we discuss whether this Extra Welfarist normative framework can be extended to the evaluation of public health interventions, which may have objectives other than health maximisation and may operate across multiple sectors and budget constraints.  The chapter concludes by  considering whether methodological standards for the economic evaluation of public health interventions can be established.

Jones, A.M. "Models for Health Care".  Oxford Handbook of Economics Forecasting, Hendry, D. and Clements, M. (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2011

This chapter reviews the econometric methods that are used by health economists to model health care costs. These methods are used for prediction, projection and forecasting, in the context of risk adjustment, resource allocation, technology assessment and policy evaluation. The chapter reviews the literature on the comparative performance of the methods, especially in the context of forecasting individual health care costs, and concludes with an empirical case study.

Working paper available at

Jones, A.M., Rice, N. Econometric evaluation of health policies. In S. Glied; P.C. Smith (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics. Oxford; Oxford University Press. 2011

This chapter provides a concise guide to the econometric methods that are available to evaluate the impact of health policies. Working paper available at

Jones, A.M., "Health econometrics", The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online, Durlauf, S.N. and Blume, L.E. (eds), 2012 

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.

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Von Hinke Kessler Scholder, S., Jones, A.M. "Cohort Data in health economics", Handbook of Panel Data, Baltagi, B. (ed), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

This chapter discusses the UK birth cohorts and their relevance for health economics.