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City Health Economics Centre

The City Health Economics Centre (CHEC) aims to develop and apply new quantitative research methods to inform policies in health and health care.

About the centre

CHEC is collaboration between health economists based in the Department of Economics and the School of Health Sciences.

Research at CHEC 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.

CHEC organises a monthly seminar series where researchers from inside and outside City, University of London present their latest research. In addition CHEC organises the seminars of the London Health Economics Group (LHEG), a research forum for health economists across London to present and discuss works in progress and ideas. Researchers and academic staff at CHEC have produced high quality research work on a wide range of health economics topics. We have received research grants from MacMillan Cancer Support, The Health Foundation and NIHR.

Our current research programme includes the following main themes:

  • Analysis of the National Health Service in England
  • The analysis of the effect of the rise of food prices on health and health inequality
  • The impact of the recession on health outcomes and wellbeing
  • Health outcomes measurement and valuation.
  • Adaptation to health states
  • The economics of cancer
  • Inequalities in childhood vaccination and childhood obesity
  • Health inequities and access in low and middle income countries
  • Health technology adoption and diffusion
  • Pharmaceutical R&D and competition.
  • Economic evaluation of cancer treatments

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People

Members

Dr Kyriaki Giorgakoudi

School of Health Sciences

  • Economic evaluation
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Cancer
  • Infectious diseases

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Prof. Mireia Jofre-Bonet

Department of Economics

Research interests:

  • health production functions and lifestyle decisions
  • adaptation to health states
  • the impact of substance abuse and mental health on productivity
  • economic evaluation applied to substance abuse and to eye disease.

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Dr Mauro Laudicella

Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences

Research interests:

  • applied health economics focusing on value for money in health care
  • hospital performance, competition
  • equity in health care markets
  • the drivers of the costs of cancer in England.

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Dr Divya Parmar

Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences

Research interests:

  • extent and direction of inequities in health care access
  • underlying causes for these inequities
  • the extent to which health programs and policies bridge these inequalities.

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Dr Victoria Serra-Sastre

Lecturer, Department of Economics

Research interests:

  • technology uptake and diffusion in health care
  • provider competition
  • adoption to health states
  • the effect of economic downturns on health behaviours and outcomes.

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Dr Charitini Stavropoulou

Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences

Research interests:

  • understanding individual behaviour in health
  • decision-making and the physician-patient relationship
  • patient safety
  • the impact of financial crisis on health and health care.

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Dr Agne Suziedelyte

Department of Economics

Research interests:

  • ICT and media
  • mental health
  • vaccinations
  • self reported health

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PhD Students

Current

  • Joseph Kamara
    Subject: 'Essays on the willingness and ability to pay for health insurance in the informal sector in Sierra Leone using a Discrete Choice Experiment.'
    Type: Part-time
    Degree expected: 2015
  • Amira El-Shal
    Subject: 'Essays on the impact on children's and maternal health of the health care reforms in Egypt: A Natural Experiment.'
    Type: Part-time
    Degree expected: December 2016
  • Xenia Radu
    Subject: 'Essays on the impact of the changes in financial ratings on the health and well-being of some European countries: A Natural Experiment.'
    Type: Full-time
    Degree expected: December 2016
  • Melcior Rossello-Roig
    Subject: 'Topics on Health and Lifestyle Decisions: A Microeconometric Approach.'
    Type: Full-time
    Degree expected: December 2016
  • Ekaterina Kusnetzova
    Subject: 'Essays on attitudes towards risk and health risks of Immigrants and its relationship with Hepatitis B vaccine uptake in the UK'.

Completed

  • Carl Camilleri: “Topics on the Introduction of the DRG system in Malta”. March 2015
  • Sofia Dimakou: “Waiting time distributions and national targets for elective surgery in UK: theoretical modelling and duration analysis”. December 2012
  • MZ Sadique: “Essays on the willingness to pay for vaccination”, 2008
  • Maria Raikou: ‘Essays on the medical care costs under conditions of censoring”, 2002
  • Steve Morris: “An economic analysis of nurses earnings in Britain", 2002.

Honorary Members and Affiliates

Prof. John Appleby

Kings Fund

Research interests:

  • topics in health policy.

Prof. John Cairns

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Research interests:

  • economic evaluation
  • health technology assessment.

Dr Patricia Cubi-Molla

Economist, Office of Health Economics

Research interests:

  • estimation of health effects
  • evaluation of policy interventions
  • health-related econometric models
  • theory of preferences for chronic health states
  • self-reported health measures.

Prof. Nancy Devlin

Office of Health Economics

Research interests:

  • measurement and valuation of patient reported health outcomes
  • the cost effectiveness thresholds used in making judgements about value for money in health care
  • priority setting in health care
  • the production, performance and efficiency of hospitals
  • the determinants of patient choice.

Prof. Michael Drummond

University of York

Research interests:

  • economic evaluation of health care interventions.

Prof. David Parkin

Kings College London

Research interests:

  • measurement and valuation of patient reported health outcomes
  • the cost effectiveness thresholds used in making judgements about value for money in health care
  • priority setting in health care
  • the production, performance and efficiency of hospitals
  • the determinants of patient choice.

Dr Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz

Office of Health Economics

Research interests:

  • pharmaceutical R&D
  • pharmaceutical expenditure forecasting
  • the economics of biosimilars
  • antibiotics.

Dr Mauro Laudicella

News and Events

CHEC Seminars

Upcoming seminars

Date Presenters Location
13 June 2017 Dr Eugenio Zucchelli (University of Lancaster) City, University of London

Past seminars

Date Event Presenters Location
9 May 2017CHEC Meeting

City, University of London

18 April 2017CHEC MeetingCity, University of London
14 March 2017 CHEC Meeting
  • Dr Katharina Hauck (Imperial College)

City, University of London

14 February 2017 CHEC Meeting
  • Prof. Andrew Street (York)
City, University of London
17 January 2017 CHEC Meeting
  • Prof. Eric French, (UCL)
City, University of London
13 December 2016 CHEC Meeting
  • Dr Hannah Kuper (LSHTM)
City, University of London
15 November 2016 CHEC Meeting
  • Dr Ranjeeta Thomas (Imperial College)
City, University of London
1 November 2016 World Cancer Congress
  • Amira El-Houderi
Paris
11 October 2016 CHEC Meeting
  • Agne Suziedelyte
City, University of London
28 September 2016
3pm
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Economics
  • Climent Quintana-Domenech (Oxford)
City, University of London
14 June 2016 CHEC Meeting
  • Seraina Anagnostopoulou (University of Reading)
City University London
10 May 2016 CHEC Meeting
  • Kyriaki Giorgakoudi
University of Cambridge
12 April 2016 CHEC Meeting
  • Ed Kendall (Monitor)
City University London
8 March 2016 CHEC Meeting
  • Catia Nicodemo (University of Oxford)
City University London
9 February 2016 CHEC Meeting
  • John Appleby (The Kings Fund)
City University London

London Health Economics Group

Past events

Date Host institution Presenters
9 March 2017 (5-7pm) IFS (basement)
  • Nicos Savva, London Business School (5-6pm)
  • Alice Mesnard, City, University of London (6-7pm).
17 November 2016 (5-7pm) The Office of Health Economics
  • Rachel Baker (Glasgow Caledonian University) will present a paper and Koonal Shah (OHE) will reply/discuss.
9 June 2016 King's College London
  • Paula Lorgelly (Office of Health Economics)
  • George Stoye (Institute for Fiscal Studies)
10 March 2016 Imperial College London
  • Ioannis Laliotis (University of Surrey)
  • Pedro Rosa Dias (Imperial College London)
10 November 2015 LSHTM
  • Richard Cookson (The University of York)
  • Mylene Lagarde (LSHTM)
November 2014 City University London
  • Chiara Orsini
  • Gabriella Conti
June 2014 King's College London
  • Eliana Pires Barrenho
  • Mireia Jofre-Bonet
March 2014 University College London
  • Emla Fitzsimons
  • Rachel Hunter
November 2013 LSE Health & Social Care
  • Mauro Laudicella
  • Matteo Galizzi
February 2012 LSHTM
  • Jeshika Singh
  • Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder
November 2011 City University London
  • Manuel Gomes
  • Charitini Stavropoulou
November 2010 City University London
  • Michael Drummond
  • Irene Papanicolas
May 2010 Imperial College
  • Rodrigo Morena-Serra
  • Carol Propper
  • Marisa Miraldo
March 2010 City University London
  • Stephen Morris
  • Zack Cooper
October 2009 Imperial College
  • Carol Propper
  • Marcus Vera-Hernandez

Research

Publications

2017

  • Bharadwaj, P., Pai, M., & Suziedelyte, A. (2017). Mental health stigma. Economic Letter.
  • Black, N., Johnston, D.W., &  Suziedelyte A. (2017). Justification bias in self-reported disability: New evidence from panel data, Journal of Health Economics, 54: 124-34.
  • Clarke CS, Hunter RM,  Shemilt I, & Serra-Sastre V. (2017). Multi-arm Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) comparing different durations of adjuvant trastuzumab in early breast cancer, from the English NHS payer perspective. PloS one.
  • Cubí‐Mollá P, Jofre‐Bonet M, & Serra-Sastre V. (2017). Adaptation to health states: Sick yet better off? Health Economics.
  • Doherty, C., Stavropoulou, C., Saunders, M.N.K. & Brown, T. (2017). The consent process: Enabling or disabling patients’ active participation? Health, 21(2): 205–222.
  • Glycopantis, D. & Stavropoulou, C. (2017) An agency relationship under general conditions of uncertainty: a game theory application to the doctor–patient interaction. Economic Theory Bulletin.
  • Johnston, D.W., Shields, M.A., & Suziedelyte, A. (2017). Victimisation, Wellbeing and Compensation: Using Panel Data to Estimate the Costs of Violent Crime. Economic Journal.
  • Laudicella, M., Martin, S., Li Donni, P., & Smith, P.C. (2017) Do reduced hospital mortality rates lead to increased utilization of inpatient emergency care? A population-based cohort study. Health Services Research.
  • Parmar, D., Leone, T., Coast, E., Murray, S.F., Hukin, E. & Vwalika, B. (2017). Cost of abortions in Zambia: A comparison of safe abortion and post abortion care. Global Public Health, 12(2): 236–49.
  • Walsh, B., Laudicella, M. (2017) Disparities in cancer care and costs at the end of life: evidence from England’s National Health Service. Health Affairs.
  • Williams, G.A., Parmar, D., Dkhimi, F., Asante, F., Arhinful, D. and Mladovsky, P. (2017). Equitable access to health insurance for socially excluded children? The case of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana. Social Science and Medicine, 186: 10–19.

2016

  • Asaria M, Ali S, Doran T, Ferguson B, Fleetcroft R, Goddard M, Goldblatt P, Laudicella M, Raine R, & Cookson R. (2016). How a Universal Health System Reduces Inequalities: Lessons from England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
  • Bradley, S., McCourt, C., Rayment, J. & Parmar, D. (2016). Disrespectful intrapartum care during facility-based delivery in sub-Saharan Africa: A qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis of women's perceptions and experiences. Social Science and Medicine, 169, 157-170.
  • Costa-Font, J. & Parmar, D. (2016). Political agency and public healthcare: Evidence from India. WIDER Working Paper, 125/2016.
  • Fenny, A.P., Asante, F.A., Arhinful, D.K., Kusi, A., Parmar, D. & Williams, G. (2016). Who uses outpatient healthcare services under Ghana's health protection scheme and why?. BMC Health Services Research, 16
  • French, C. & Stavropoulou, C. (2016). Specialist nurses’ perceptions of inviting patients to participate in clinical research studies: a qualitative descriptive study of barriers and facilitators. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16(1), 1–12.
  • Galizzi, M.M., Miraldo, M. & Stavropoulou, C. (2016). In Sickness but Not in Wealth: Field Evidence on Patients' Risk Preferences in Financial and Health Domains. Medical Decision Making, 36(4), 503–517.
  • Galizzi, M.M., Miraldo, M., Stavropoulou, C. & van der Pol, M. (2016). Doctor–patient differences in risk and time preferences: A field experiment. Journal of Health Economics, 50, 171–182.
  • Laliotis, I., Ioannidis, J.P.A. & Stavropoulou, C. (2016). Total and cause-specific mortality before and after the onset of the Greek economic crisis: an interrupted time-series analysis. The Lancet Public Health, 1(2), e56–e65.
  • Laudicella M, Walsh B, Burns E, & Smith PC. (2016). Cost of care for cancer patients in England: Evidence from population-based patient-level data. British Journal of Cancer, 114, 1286-1292.
  • Laudicella M., Walsh B., Munasinghe A., & Faiz O. (2016). Impact of laparoscopic versus open surgery on hospital costs for colon cancer: a population-based retrospective cohort study. BMJ-Open 6, e012977.
  • Leone, T, Coast, E, Parmar, D, & Vwalika, B. (2016). The individual level cost of pregnancy termination in Zambia: a comparison of safe and unsafe abortion. Health Policy and Planning, 31(7), 825-833.
  • Parmar, D., Stavropoulou, C. & Ioannidis, J.P. (2016). Health outcomes during the 2008 financial crisis in Europe: systematic literature review. BMJ, 354, i4588.
  • Stavropoulou, C., Saunders, M.N. & Doherty, C. (2016). Consent to treatment in the UK: time for practice to reflect the law. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol 21, 3: 143-144.

2015

  • Banal-Estañol, A., Jofre-Bonet, M. & Lawson, C. (2015). The double-edged sword of industry collaboration: Evidence from engineering academics in the UK. Research Policy, 44(6), 1160–1175.
  • Cookson R, Asaria M, Ali S, Ferguson B, Fleetcroft R, Goddard M, Goldblatt, P, Laudicella, M & Raine, R. (2015). OP44 A framework for monitoring NHS equity performance – small area analysis of national administrative data from 2004/5 to 2011/12. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 69 (Suppl 1): A28–A28.
  • Doherty, C., Stavropoulou, C. and Dickinson, L. (2015). Patients’ willingness to complete written incident report forms in one UK tertiary cancer hospital. Clinical Risk, 21(5), 77-82.
  • Doiron, D., Fiebig., D, Johar M., and Suziedelyte A. (2015) Does self-assessed health measure health? Applied Economics, 47(2), 180-194.
  • Giorgakoudi K, Gubbins S, Ward J, Juleff N, Zhang Z & Schley D (2015). Using mathematical modelling to explore hypotheses about the role of bovine epithelium structure in foot-and- mouth disease virus-induced cell lysis. PLoS ONE 10(10).
  • Harding-Esch, E., Jofre-Bonet, M., Dhanjal, J.K., Burr, S., Edwards, T., Holland, M., Sillah, A., West, S., Lietman, T., Keenan, J., Mabey, D. & Bailey, R. (2015). Costs of Testing for Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis Infection compared to Mass Drug Administration for Trachoma in The Gambia: Application of results from the PRET Study. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(4).
  • Johnston, D. W., Lordan, G., Shields, M. A., & Suziedelyte, A. (2015). Education and health knowledge: Evidence from UK compulsory schooling reform. Social Science & Medicine, 127, 92-100.
  • Laverty AL, Laudicella M, Smith PC, & Millett C. (2015). Impact of ‘high-profile’ public reporting on utilization and quality of maternity care in England: a difference-in-difference analysis, Journal of Health Services Research Policy, 20, 100-108.
  • Parmar D, Leone T, Coast E, Murray S.F., Hukin E. & Vwalika B. (2015). Cost of abortions in Zambia: A comparison of safe abortion and post abortion care. Global Public Health, 1-14.
  • Savadogo G, Souares A, Sie A, Parmar D, Bibeau G. & Sauerborn R. (2015). Using a community-based definition of poverty for targeting poor households for premium subsidies in the context of a community health insurance in Burkina Faso. BMC Public Health, 15, 84.
  • Stavropoulou, C., Doherty, C. & Tosey, P. (2015) How effective are incident reporting systems for improving patient safety? A systematic literature review. Milbank Quarterly, 93 (4), 826-866.
  • Stavropoulou, C. & Valletti, T. (2015). Compulsory licensing and access to drugs. European Journal of Health Economics, 16(1), 83-94.
  • Suziedelyte, A. (2015). Media and human capital development: Can video game playing make you smarter?. Economic Inquiry, 53(2), 1140-1155.
  • Suziedelyte A. (2015). The effects of old and new media on children's weight. Applied Economics, 47(10), 1008-1018.
  • Suziedelyte, A., & Zhu, A. (2015). Does early schooling narrow outcome gaps for advantaged and disadvantaged children?. Economics of Education Review, 45, 76-88.

2014

  • Doiron, D., Fiebig, D. G., & Suziedelyte, A. (2014). Hips and hearts: The variation in incentive effects of insurance across hospital procedures. Journal of health economics, 37, 81-97.
  • Carrera PM & Laudicella M (2014). Competitive healthcare and the elderly: Handle with care. Maturitas 2014; 78, 151-152.
  • Jofre-Bonet, M. & Pesendorfer, M. (2014). Optimal sequential auctions. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 33(1), 61-71.
  • Parmar, D., De Allegri, M., Savadogo, G. & Sauerborn, R. (2014). Do community-based health insurance schemes fulfil the promise of equity? A study from Burkina Faso. Health Policy and Planning, 29(1), 76-84.
  • Parmar, D., Williams, G., Dkhimi, F., Ndiaye, A., Asante, F.A., Arhinful, D.K. & Mladovsky, P. (2014). Enrolment of older people in social health protection programs in West Africa - Does social exclusion play a part? Social Science and Medicine, 119, 36-44.

Presentations/Conferences

2016

  • Laudicella, M. The price of success: saving the life of patients or reducing their emergency admissions?  Monitor, Skipton house, London, January 2016
  • Laudicella, M. The price of success: saving the life of patients or reducing their emergency admissions?  Centre for Health Economics, University of York, January 2016
  • Jofre-Bonet, M The Blow of Domestic Violence on Children's Health Outcomes (joint with Victoria Serra-Sastre & Melcior Rosselló-Roig). Kings College London Health Economics Seminar Series, March 2016

2015

  • Jofre-Bonet, M. What is health economics? Beyond cost-effectiveness. London School of Economics Executive HEPM MSc, December 2015
  • Jofre-Bonet, M. Vertical Transmission of Overweight: Evidence from English Adoptees. Royal Economic Society, Manchester. March 2015
  • Jofre-Bonet, Health Economics Study Group Conference. Vertical Transmission of Overweight: Evidence from English Adoptees. January 2015
  • Jofre-Bonet, M. Why the new government’s plans to save the NHS won’t be enough: https://theconversation.com/why-the-new-governments-plans-to-save-the-nhs-wont-be-enough-41542 cited in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/13/society-briefing-mental-health-alcohol-consumption-new-politics
  • Laudicella, M. International Health Economics Association, Milan, Italy. July 2015
  • Laudicella, M. NCIN Cancer Outcomes Conference, Belfast, UK. June 2015
  • Parmar, D. Do user fee exemption policies for maternal health services work? Studying the impact of Free Delivery and Caesarean Policy in Senegal. Oxford International Health Conference, Oxford. June 2015
  • Stavropoulou, C. How effective are incident reporting systems for improving patient safety. European Health Policy Group, Spring Meeting, April 2015
  • Stavropoulou, C. The consent form: enabling or disabling patients’ active involvement? ISQua’s 32nd International Conference, Doha, Qatar. October 2015

2014

  • Laudicella, M. NCIN Cancer Outcomes Conference, Birmingham, UK. June 2014
  • Laudicella, M. International Health Economics Association, Sydney, Australia. July 2014
  • Parmar, D. Enrolment of older people in social health protection programs – does social exclusion play a part? Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town, South Africa. September 2014.
  • Parmar, D. Health system costs of safe abortion and post abortion care from unsafe induced abortions in Zambia. Third International Conference of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA), Nairobi, Kenya. March 2014
  • Serra-Sastre, V. Better health in times of economic hardship? HESG Winter Conference, Sheffield University. January 2014
  • Serra-Sastre, V. Better health in times of economic hardship? Academic Unit of Health Economics. University of Leeds. March 2014
  • Serra-Sastre, V. Adaptation to health states: sicker but better off? Health Economics Research Centre. University of Oxford. February 2014
  • Serra-Sastre, V. Better health in times of economic hardship? City Health Economics Centre (CHEC) Seminar. City University London. July 2014

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