This weeks’ AHE blog showcases a new tool to assess risk of bias in RCTs, whether and how is the applied literature meta-analysing RCT and non-RCT data, and a cost-effectiveness of shorter treatment durations for hepatitis C.
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 »Sam Watson’s journal round-up for 6th May 2019
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 we use ever more sophisticated… Read More »Transformative treatments: a big methodological challenge for health economics
I’m currently reading Les Mis (I have been for about 2 years – it’s half a million words long). A few months ago, Hugo described economists to me as “geologists of politics” (géologues de la politique). A pretty smart observation… Read More »Some thoughts on evidence-based policy