University of Melbourne Health Economics Group (UMHEG)

UMHEG is a cross-faculty network of over 50 health economists based at the University of Melbourne that conducts collaborative applied and methodological health economic research.

The group aims to:

  • Conduct high quality, policy relevant research across a number of areas of health economics
  • Build capacity in health economics through post-graduate research supervision and teaching
  • Create a supportive connected environment for health economists working across the University, and
  • Raise the profile of health economics across the University and Australia.

Faculty of Business and Economics

  • Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research

    Expertise

    • health care financing, organisation and the supply of healthcare
    • performance, incentives and competition in healthcare
    • financing and health insurance
    • physician behaviour and labour markets for health professionals (including the MABEL panel survey of doctors)
    • pharmaceutical policies and disparities in medication use
    • the behaviour of individuals with respect to their health and wellbeing (including risky behaviours)
    • the role of education, disadvantage, and life circumstances on health and wellbeing
    • the relationship between employment and health and wellbeing
    • Indigenous wellbeing
    • Evaluation of programs targeting individuals’ health status and health related behaviours
    • Health in developing countries

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  • Department of Economics

    Expertise

    • Health in developing countries
    • The economics of risky behaviours
    • Happiness, wellbeing and mental health
    • Welfare systems and choice behaviour
    • Microeconometric models with applications in health economics

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Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

  • Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy

    Expertise

    • Economic evaluation and health technology assessment
    • Measuring and valuing health outcomes
    • Choice modelling
    • Health systems research
    • Simulation modelling and risk prediction
    • Health inequality
    • Methodological research
    • Specialisations in:
      • child and global child health,
      • genomics and personalised medicine,
      • diabetes, cardiovascular diseases,
      • osteoarthritis and others.

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  • Nossal Institute for Global Health

    Expertise

    • Health in developing countries
    • The economics of risky behaviours
    • Happiness, wellbeing and mental health
    • Welfare systems and choice behaviour
    • Microeconometric models with applications in health economics

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Program details

Director

Professor Anthony Scott

Coordinators

Dr. Ilias Goranitis, Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy
Dr. John Tayu Lee, Nossal Institute for Global Health
Dr. Susan J. Méndez, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research

Funding

This Group is funded by grants and research contracts provided by a variety of sources, including the ARC, NHMRC and Australian state and federal government departments.

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