Health and the Economy

Global expenditure patterns and their determinants; pub-
lic expenditure and health care; health in macro models; health and the trade cycle; health and labor force productivity; health and growth; health and economic development; health and employment/unemployment; health and social security; health, savings and investment; health and foreign trade; health and innovation/entrepreneurship.

“Health is bad for you. That’s what many economists believe.” Richard Horton’s anti-economics strikes again.

Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the venerable medical journal the Lancet, is no stranger to bad economics. In 2012 and 2013, he stoked the ire of economists worldwide with a series of ill-informed tweets. These included gems such… Read More »“Health is bad for you. That’s what many economists believe.” Richard Horton’s anti-economics strikes again.

Economic conditions and the health of babies. You won’t believe what the literature says!

  How do economic conditions affect a person’s health? We can think of three major mechanisms that researchers examine. Firstly, the absolute effect of wealth or income that affects your access to health-influencing goods and… Read More »Economic conditions and the health of babies. You won’t believe what the literature says!