I don’t do back of the envelope calculations, largely because the harm of a bad estimate can be worse than the harm of no estimate. A rough guess will be biased in ways we cannot… Read More »Flattening the curve on the back of an envelope
Public health technologies; public goods and public health; policies toward health and safety at work; health education; financing public health; public health and public behavior; interplay between public health and health care services; inter- play between public health and other sectors; economics of public health policy.
Vaccine skepticism and hesitancy – the distrust and skepticism that some members of the public feel for vaccines, as well as for institutions that deliver and encourage vaccination – has emerged as a major threat… Read More »Education versus anti-vaxxers: evidence from Europe
The agent relationship and information asymmetry are two features of healthcare economics – but how do they apply to public health policy around processed foods? Why is health different to other goods? Arrow’s 1963 seminal… Read More »Agent relationships and information asymmetries in public health
In the early years of the coalition government, David Cameron lauded the measurement of happiness and well-being as an indicator of national performance. Data on life satisfaction have been collected and published by the Office for… Read More »Well-being and gross national happiness for policy