The Humble Economist: Tony Culyer on Health, Health Care and Social Decision Making

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The Humble Economist will change the way you think about health, health care and social decision making. These short, enjoyable essays by Tony Culyer distil a powerful set of ideas that have profoundly influenced health policy and decision making. Tony Culyer is a founding father of health economics who helped set up the renowned UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. His insights into how to improve health sector institutions and decision making processes will interest anyone working in the health field. The humble economist shows how reason and evidence can be used to improve decision making in any area of social policy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork and London
PublisherUniversity of York and Office of Health Economics
Number of pages382
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN 978-0-9525601-6-6
ISBN (Print)ISBN 978-0-9525601-5-9
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2012

Bibliographical note

Tony Culyer has worked at the University of York since 1969, and has played leading roles in administration – as a Head of Department, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and in developing the health research infrastructure at York – as well as research and teaching. Tony Culyer’s connection with the Office of Health Economics has also been long and invaluable. He generously has given of his time and talent as chairman of both the Editorial Board, which oversees OHE’s publications programme, and the Policy Board, which sets the general substantive direction of OHE’s research programme.

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