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Professor Andrew Jones



Andrew Jones, PhD (York), is Professor of Economics at the University of York, UK, where he was Head of the Department of Economics and Related Studies between January 2011 and September 2015. He was responsible for the running of the MSc in Health Economics at York between 1994 and 2011. During that time there were over 500 graduates from more than 70 different countries. He has also supervised more than 30 PhD students. He was an editor of Health Economics for 25 years. He edited the Elgar Companion to Health Economics and the 3 volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Health Economics. He was elected to the executive board of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) and was chair of their Arrow Award committee. He was president-elect of the European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) 2014-16, president 2016-18 and past-president 2018-20.

Departmental roles

  • Research Director, Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG)
  • Performance Reviewer
  • Health Economics Cluster Leader
  • Research Champion
  • Member of DMT
  • Member of DRC



Andrew Jones researches and publishes in the areas of microeconometrics and health economics with particular interests in the determinants of health, the economics of addiction and socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care. He is author of the chapter 'health econometrics' in the Handbook of Health Economics and of chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, Oxford Handbook of Economic Forecasting, Oxford Handbook of Panel Data, the Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics and the Ellgar Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Microeconomics. He has a particular interest in developing and disseminating the use of applied econometrics in health economics. In 1992 he established the European Workshops on Econometrics and Health Economics, which are co-organised with Owen O'Donnell (Erasmus University).  He held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, 2017-20. Andrew is the research director of the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG).


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Research group(s)


  • Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, 2017-2020, Using new biosocial data to explore inequality of opportunity in health.
  • ESRC 2015-18, How do biomarkers and genetics contribute to understanding health and society
  • ESRC Large Grant 2009-13, Health, Econometrics and Data Group
  • European Union 2006-08, Marie Curie Training Programme in Applied Health Economics
  • Anglo German Foundation 2004-06, Health retirement and inequality: can Germany and the UK learn from each other?
  • European Union 2003-05, ECuity III: The dynamics of income, health and inequality over the life cycle
  • ESRC 1999-2001, Simulation-based econometric approaches to investigating the interaction of health and lifestyle
  • ESRC 1998-99, Using panel data to investigate the interactions of health and lifestyle
  • European Union 1992 (SPES) 1993-94 (HCM) 1996-98 (TMR) 2000-02 (IHP), European Workshops on Econometrics and Health Economics



Available PhD research projects

Happy to consider PhD applications in health economics and applied microeconometrics.

Prizes & awards for former PhD students

  • Roberto Leon Gonzalez awarded prize for the American Statistical Association 2003 Joint Statistical Meetings student paper competition
  • Teresa Bago d’Uva awarded first prize in the student competition at the iHEA 5th World Congress, Barcelona, July 2005
  • Pedro Rosa Dias awarded first prize in the student competition at the iHEA 7th World Congress, Beijing, July 2009
  • Ranjeeta Thomas awarded first prize in the student competition at the iHEA 8th World Congress, Toronto, July 2011
  • Daniel Howden awarded Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Prize, 2013
  • James Lomas awarded Royal Economic Society Junior Fellowship, 2013-14
  • James Lomas (along with Andrew Jones and Nigel rice) awarded the inaugural Willard G. Manning award for the Best Research in Health Econometrics by the American Society of Health Economists, 2016.



  • Evaluation of Health Policy, module leader
  • Health Economics, lecturer
  • Health Economics for Research, lecturer

Other teaching

  • HEDG short courses

External activities


  • President, European Health Economics Association (EuHEA), 2016-18.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, 1999-2017.
  • Visiting Professor, CHE, Monash University, 2015-2021.
  • Elected member of Executive Board, International Health Economics Association (iHEA), 2011-14.
  • Chair, iHEA Arrow Award Committee, 2011-16.
  • Member, scientific oversight group Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2012-17
  • Member, scientific committee, Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics, 2010-.
  • Member, scientific committee, Asian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics, 2018-.
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy,2004-.
  • Fellow, Royal Statistical Society, 2001-.
  • European Workshops on Econometrics and Health Economics, organiser, 1992 -.

Editorial duties

  • Editor of Health Economics, 1995-2019
  • Editor of Elgar Companion to Health Economics 2006 (1st edition) 2012 (2nd edition).
  • Editor, Oxford Online Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance (Health Economics), 2016-.

Editorial Boards & Honours

  • Journal of Health Economics, 1998-2008.
  • Cuadernos Economicos de ICE, 2003-.
  • Population Health Metrics, 2004-10.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in Social Sciences, 2006-08.
  • Journal of Applied Econometrics Distinguished Author
  • ASHEcon Willard Manning award for best paper in Health Econometrics, 2016

Keynote addresses

  • Health econometrics. UK Health Economists’ Study Group, Newcastle upon Tyne, January 2000.
  • Panel data and health. 9th International Conference on Panel Data, Geneva, June 2000.
  • Using panel data in health economics. Nordic Health Economists’ Study Group, Lund, August 2000.
  • Understanding socioeconomic inequality in health. Nordic Health Economists’ Study Group, Bergen, August 2003.
  • Understanding socioeconomic inequality in health: an economic perspective. 8th International Conference on System Science in Health Care, Geneva, September 2004.
  • Health and wealth: empirical findings and political consequences. Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economics Association), Bonn, September 2005.
  • What does the Europanel (ECHP) tell us about health inequalities? Conference of Australian Health Economics Society, Perth, September 2006.
  • Health and retirement in Europe. Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics, Lausanne, March 2008.
  • Health and retirement in Europe. Canadian Health Economics Study Group, Fredericton, May 2008.
  • The taming of the skew: models for health care costs. Italian Association of Health Economics (AIES), Turin, October 2010.
  • Health econometrics: new methods for a better informed health policy. European Conference on Health Economics (ECHE), Zurich July 2012.
  • Education and equality of opportunity in health. Health, Education and Retirement over the Prolonged Lifecycle (HERO 2013), Vienna November 2013.
  • Going "beyond the mean" in health economic analysis. 3rd EuHEA PhD Conference, Barcelona, September 2016.
  • Equity, opportunity and health, 100th Annual Conference of the Australian Economics Association, Vienna, May 2018.
  • Health equity in the pandemic: evidence from the UKHLS Covid Survey, 2021 Micro Health Econometrics Workshop, July 2021.


Selected publications

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Full details of publications can be found at RePEc


Contact details

Professor Andrew Jones
Department of Economics and Related Studies
Room A/EC/020
University of York
YO10 5DD

Office and feedback hours for York Students only during term time:

Thursdays 11:00-12:00 and 15:00-16:00

Other times may be available by email appointment.