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Professor Karl Claxton



Karl Claxton is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York, and is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Economics, University of York. He is a member of the National Decision Support Unit and continues to contribute to the development of guidance for the appraisal of health technologies for NICE.

  • BA(York)
  • MSc(York)
  • DPhil(York)

Departmental roles

  • Departmental Research Committee
  • Performance Reviewer



My research interests encompass the economic evaluation of health care technologies with particular interest in the analysis of uncertainty using Bayesian decision theory and value of information analysis.


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc

Claxton K. "OFT,VBP:QED?" Health Economics. 2007, 16: 545-558.

Claxton K. "The irrelevance of inference: a decision making approach to the stochastic evaluation of health care technologies". Reprinted in Culyer AJ. (eds). Health Economics: critical perspectives on the world economy. Routledge, London. 2007 (0-415-35235-5).

Claxton K., Briggs A., Buxton MJ., Culyer AJ, McCabe C., Sculpher MJ., and Walker S. "Value-Based Pricing for NHS Drugs: an Opportunity Not to be Missed?" British Medical Journal, in press 2007.

Epstein D., Chalabi Z., Claxton K. and Sculpher MJ. "Efficiency, equity and budgetary policies: informing decisions using mathematical programming".Medical Decision Making, 2007, 27: 128-137.

Claxton K. and Culyer AJ. "Rights, responsibilities and NICE: a rejoinder to Harris". Journal of Medical Ethics 2007, 33: 462-464.



  • Clinical Decision Analysis
  • Evaluation of Health Care

Karl Claxton

Karl Claxton
Department of Economics
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