It is a contentious issue in philosophy whether an omission can be the cause of an event. At the very least it seems we should consider causation by omission differently from ‘ordinary’ causation. Consider Sarah McGrath’s… Read More »Are we estimating the effects of health care expenditure correctly?
Philosophy of health economics
Social scientists, especially economists, are concerned with causal inference: understanding whether and how an event causes a certain effect. Typically, we subscribe to the view that causal relations are reducible to sets of counterfactuals, and… Read More »Transformative treatments: a big methodological challenge for health economics
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… Read More »Sam Watson’s journal round-up for 9th January 2017