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Meeting round-up: 40th EuroQol Plenary

Author: Chris Sampson

With a programme of research challenging current approaches to health state measurement and valuation, and all things EQ-5D, Chris provides his take on the latest EuroQol meeting.
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EuHEA Seminar Series: A Healthy Start for Healthy Start Vouchers?

This paper examines the impact of a recent increase in the value of healthy start vouchers (HSV) on the purchase of healthy items, using a large and representative sample of 13 million shopping basket transactions from a major UK food retailer. We use a difference-in-differences (DiD) approach to show that a £1.15 increase in voucher values increased spending on fruits …

EuHEA Seminar Series: Impact of Forced Sterilization on Female Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from India

Objective: I investigate the impact of the 1975-76 forced sterilization campaign carried out by the Indira Gandhi government in India on women’s long-run labor market outcomes. Methods: I exploit heterogeneity in the implementation of coercive sterilization at the district level using difference-in-differences (DiD) and run additional robustness and heterogeneity checks. Results: Using large data samples from India and accounting for …

Workshop on the Causes and Consequences of Medicines Shortages

This two-day workshop will offer a platform for researchers working in health economics and policy, health services research, economics of the pharmaceutical industry, as well as policymakers and industry representatives to come together and discuss critical issues surrounding medicine shortages.

CHE 40th Birthday Policy Forums: How much should we pay for innovation? Fair pricing for pharmaceuticals

Speaker: Beth Woods, CHE Discussant: Adrian Towse, Office of Health Economics Discussant: Keith Derbyshire (former Chief Economist & Chief Analyst, Department of Health and Social Care) In 2021-22, prescription medicines cost the NHS in England £17.2 billion. Current policies, like NICE technology appraisal and the Voluntary Scheme, aim to incentivise innovation while ensuring access and affordability. This session explores recent …

CHE 40th Birthday Policy Forums: Building a policy-focussed global health economics research programme

Speaker: Paul Revill, CHE Discussant: Katherina Hauck, Imperial College London Discussant: Jo Keatinge, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Over the last decade, CHE has established a research profile in global health economics. Thanzi is one leading programme that has focused on guiding resource allocation in Malawi, Uganda, and the East Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) region. It was the leading …

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Research Fellow (Health Economics)

The Aberdeen Health Determinants Research Collaborative (AHDRC) and the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow (Health Economics). The postholder will undertake health economics research that contributes to the aims of the AHDRC - providing evidence on the socio-economic drivers of population health and health inequalities, and evaluating interventions and policies that seek to improve …

Principal Health Economist and Infectious Disease Modeller

The Senior Health Economist and Infectious Disease Modeller post is based within the Blood Safety, Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infections & HIV Division (BSHSH) at UKHSA. The postholder will work closely with the Statistics, Modelling and Economics Department. They will lead on economic and cost-effectiveness analyses for a range of prevention and control programmes for Hepatitis, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections. …

Health Economist

(Final title commensurate with experience: Manager, Senior Manager, Associate Director, Director) The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is an innovative, independent non-profit healthcare research organization dedicated to improving the application of evidence throughout the healthcare system. ICER produces influential public reports evaluating the clinical effectiveness and value of new treatments, tests, and delivery system interventions. These reports have …

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