Populations & Lifelong Health

Health Economics

Health economics is the application of economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the analysis of decision making by people, health care providers and governments with respect to health and health care. 

It is solidly based in economic theory but it also comprises a body of theory developed specifically to understand the behaviour of patients, doctors and hospitals, and analytical techniques developed to facilitate resource allocation decisions in health care.

Researchers across UCL conduct a wide range of health economics research, and have particular expertise in:

  • economic evaluations within clinical trials
  • economic evaluation using decision analytic modelling and discrete event simulation
  • econometric methods for health research
  • policy design and evaluation
  • health insurance and health care financing
  • resource allocation
  • early childhood interventions
  • measurement of health and health care inequalities.

Research is undertaken across a range of disease areas and in the UK and globally. ​

Below is a list of researchers who are currently working in the field of health economics research at UCL. Click on their names to find their contact details and more information about their work.

Health Economics

Health economics is solidly based in economic theory but it also comprises a body of theory developed specifically to understand the behaviour of patients, doctors and hospitals, and analytical techniques developed to facilitate resource allocation decisions in health care.