Posts about current affairs, as well as updates about the blog itself.
The news was recently shared that the University of Sheffield will no longer run its MSc Economics & Health Economics course. If there was ever a time that this course is important, it is now. Please sign the petition below… Read More »Save Sheffield’s MSc Economics & Health Economics!
For several years, we’ve provided health economics events listings at aheblog.com/events. Today we’re pleased to announce a new and vastly improved community events calendar. The events calendar is available in its usual place. However, you can now submit full details… Read More »Add events listings to our new community calendar
We’re well into our 7th year here at blog HQ, and we’re pleased with what we’ve achieved. Back in February 2011, there wasn’t much online discussion of health economics beyond the traditional journals. Now, we have a multi-national roster of… Read More »Support the blog – become a patron
I’m beginning to think Jeremy Hunt doesn’t actually care what the evidence says on the weekend effect. Last week, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking criticized Hunt for ‘cherry picking’ evidence with regard to the ‘weekend effect’: that patients admitted at the… Read More »Hawking is right, Jeremy Hunt does egregiously cherry pick the evidence
Richard Horton dislikes the economics discipline. That should not come as a shock to anyone. But worse still, this animus appears to arise from a misunderstanding of what economists actually do. Not so long ago, we discussed the fundamental errors… Read More »“Economists are the gods of global health.” Richard Horton at it again!
Occasionally we get emails from people who would like to cite our blog posts. Usually, these requests are framed as ‘is this going to be published in a journal?’. It’s no surprise that people are more comfortable citing the traditional… Read More »How to cite The Academic Health Economists’ Blog
Editorial policies between the top medical journals differ. Some take a ‘crusading’ view and campaign on contemporary health issues. The BMJ falls into this camp, although this has sometimes led them to take political positions that might be contrary to… Read More »What’s going on at the New England Journal of Medicine?