The perfect tonic to the January blues, this year’s winter HESG took us to Birmingham. Continuing the trend of recent years, 100+ health economists gathered in a major chain hotel to discuss 50 odd papers currently in progress in our little… Read More »Meeting round-up: Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG) Winter 2017
Every Monday our authors provide a round-up of some of the most recently published peer reviewed articles from the field. We don’t cover everything, or even what’s most important – just a few papers that have interested the author. Visit our Resources… Read More »Sam Watson’s journal round-up for 9th January 2017
“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 as: Economics, second only to… Read More »“Health is bad for you. That’s what many economists believe.” Richard Horton’s anti-economics strikes again.
Making headlines this morning (Thursday 20th November) has been the report by McKinsey Global Institute, an offshoot of the management consultancy McKinsey, on the global economic impact of obesity. This report estimates that $2.0 trillion is spent annually worldwide as a… Read More »How do you solve a problem like obesity?