York houses one of the largest concentrations of health economics researchers in the world.

Our group has extensive international networks and recognition; recent bibliometric analysis by the World Bank places York as the only UK institution in the world top ten in health economics, alongside Harvard, Stanford and Berkeley. The two main international journals in the field (Health Economics and Journal of Health Economics) are edited from York.

Topics covered by our research include:

  • Economic analysis of health and healthcare policy
  • Econometric analysis of health and healthcare
  • Economic appraisal of health technology
  • Informing decision making in global health
  • Informing research and development: priorities, design and conduct
  • Distributional impact and inequality of opportunity
  • Conceptual and empirical developments in economics of healthcare systems
  • Large and complex datasets, including administrative and linked data



Our cluster hosts research seminars and public lectures throughout the year.