City Health Economics Centre
The City Health Economics Centre (CHEC) is based in the Department of Economics at City. Our research has a strong basis in the discipline of economics and is informed by theoretical and empirical developments in microeconomics and econometrics, applied to health and health care. Health economics has evolved into a highly specialised branch of economics and is often informed by other disciplinary approaches.
CHEC is able to draw on expertise throughout City, including the Centre for Health Informatics, the Health Care Research Unit, the Departments of Psychology and Sociology and the Cass Business School.
CHEC staff have published research on a wide range of health economics topics. Our current research programme focuses on the following principal themes:
- Economic analysis of health policies
- Health outcomes measurement and valuation
- Health econometrics
- Economic evaluation in health care
- Economics of public health
- David Parkin is the organiser of the Health Economists' Study Group (HESG), the principal network of professional health economists in the UK. All of the staff of the CHEC are also members of HESG. Among other activities, HESG runs two meetings each year.
- Nancy Devlin and David Parkin are members of the EuroQol Group, an international network of researchers focused on the measurement and valuation of health-related quality of life. Nancy and David are both also elected members of the Executive Committee of the EuroQol Group. We have close links with the Kings Fund, an independent health policy think-tank.
- John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund, is Visiting Professor in Health Economics and Nancy Devlin is Senior Associate at the King's Fund.
- Mireia Jofre-Bonet collaborates with the International Eye Health Care Center at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Moorfields Eye Hospital developing the economic evaluation of different eye disease interventions in the UK and developing countries. Mireia Jofre-Bonet also collaborates with the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC) with Jody Sindelar, Susan Busch and Tracy Falba of the School of Public Health of Yale University. Mireia Jofre-Bonet collaborates with the Centre de Recerca d'Economia de la Salut of Barcelona, and is member of the International Health Economists Association and the Health Economists' Study Group.