Today marks World Tuberculosis (TB) Day – a celebration of the anniversary of Robert Koch’s announcement that he had discovered the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria, which causes the disease. Today, 139 years after this announcement and in the context of… Read More »World TB Day 2021: the latest economics research
Every Monday our authors provide a round-up of the latest peer-reviewed journal publications. We cover all issues of major health economics journals as well as some other notable releases. If you’d like to write one of our weekly journal round-ups,… Read More »Chris Sampson’s journal round-up for 25th January 2021
Every Monday our authors provide a round-up of the latest peer-reviewed journal publications. We cover all issues of major health economics journals as well as some other notable releases. If you’d like to write one of our weekly journal round-ups,… Read More »Angela Devine’s journal round-up for 28th September 2020
Many economists expressed disbelief after glancing at recent economic statistics. Since the arrival of the virus and the subsequent lockdowns we have observed a never-before-seen decline in production and consumption. In the UK alone, millions of jobs are at risk… Read More »It’s the virus, stupid!
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 possibly predict. This is acutely… Read More »Flattening the curve on the back of an envelope
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… Read More »Chris Sampson’s journal round-up for 30th March 2020
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 to world health. Vaccine skepticism… Read More »Education versus anti-vaxxers: evidence from Europe
Who should attend? People who have an interest in quantitative research, and who want to learn about infectious disease modelling and health economic evaluation e.g., health economists, (bio)statisticians and mathematicians who want to expand their toolbox, as well as health… Read More »Infectious Disease Modelling and Health Economic Evaluation of Vaccines