Impact and engagement

  • Professor David Johnston appeared on ABC RN program The Economists - Surviving COVID-19: How much is a human life 'worth'? looking at where the economic numbers play a role in the crisis and the scarring effects of the current health pandemic.
  • Research by CHE PhD researcher, Karinna Saxby appears in the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners news site in the article Stigma affecting the health of Australians in same-sex relationships. This research has subsequently been reported in The Herald Sun, Townsville Bulletin Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Adelaide Now, Geelong Advertiser, Cairns Post and the Mercury (Hobart).

CHE research has recently been featured the Monash Business School Impact newsletter, in the following articles:

Economics of Mental Wellbeing

September 2019

The International Network on the Economics of Mental Wellbeing presented the Economics of Mental Wellbeing Workshop in Melbourne on 19 and 20 September 2019. Keynote presentations were made by Professor Martin Knapp (LSE) and Professor Ian Hickey (Sydney), either side of a program of 20 presentations from researchers in network partner universities, from Australia and overseas. The workshop attracted approximately 130 participants. The workshop was held at Monash University’s Caulfield campus, the home of CHE.

Our 2020 network workshop was to be hosted at the London School of Economics in July. Unfortunately plans are on hold due to the COVID-19 situation.

Photo: Network partners at the Economics of Mental Wellbeing workshop, September 2019. From left Professor Arie Kapteyn, Dr Claire de Oliveira, Professor Luis Salvador-Carulla, Professor Thomas Buchmueller, Professor Jody Sindelar, Dr Sonja de New, Associate Professor Nicole Black, Professor Rainer Winkelmann, Professor Maarten Lindeboom, Dr Claryn Kung, Associate Professor Dennis Petrie, Professor Martin Knapp, Professor David Johnston, Professor Rowena Jacobs, Professor Anthony Harris, Professor Michael Shields, Professor Dan Lubman.

11th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing

February 2020

The 11th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing was held on 17-19 February at Hepburn Springs near Melbourne. This workshop was organised by the Monash Business School and the International Network on the Economics of Mental Wellbeing. There were 30 presentations by invited leading researchers based in Australia and abroad, including Monash University, University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Queensland University of Technology, Macquarie University, University of New South Wales, and University of Sydney as well as University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and Lancaster University (UK).

Upcoming events

Workshop update

The 11th Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (AWEHE) was due to be held in Sydney in April. Due to the COVID-19 situation and uncertainty about when lockdown restrictions will be lifted, the workshop was cancelled for this year. Plans are currently underway to reschedule the workshop in the early part of 2021.

Aside from guest presenters in the CHE Seminar Series and major workshops, the Centre welcomes a substantial number of visiting academics and PhD candidates collaborating on a wide range of papers and projects.

In the latter part of 2019 and early in 2020, CHE welcomed the following visitors:

  • Dr Silvia Mendolia from the University of Wollongong and Professor Peter Siminski from UTS visited the CHE from 25 to 27 February 2020, meeting with Dr Rachel Knott and Professor David Johnston.
  • Dr Inga Kristoffersen from the University of Western Australia visited from 10 to 14 February 2020, working on a collaborative paper with Associate Professor Dennis Petrie.
  • Dr Christoph Kronenberg from CINCH Health Economics Research Center at Essen (Germany) visited CHE as part of the 11th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing in February 2020. Christoph was based at CHE from 9 to 21 February 2020.
  • Jack Higgins, a visiting PhD candidate from Lancaster University (UK) visited CHE as part of the 11th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing in February 2020. Jack was based at CHE from 7 February to 5 March 2020.
  • Professor Carol Propper from Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London (UK), visited from 18 November 2019 to 9 January 2020. Carol is an Adjunct Professor at CHE and a regular visitor to the Centre.
  • Professor Andrew Jones splits his time between the University of York (UK) and Monash University. Andrew was based onsite at CHE from 1 November to 8 December 2019.
  • Acting Professor Jutta Viinikainen from University of Jyväskylä (Finland) was hosted by Professor Michael Shields from 23 November to 7 December 2019.
  • Dr Jaana Kari from University of Jyväskylä (Finland) was hosted by Dr Sonja de New from 27 November to 13 December 2019.
  • Dr Valentina Tonei from University of York (UK) was hosted by Associate Professor Nicole Black from 14 to 29 November 2019
  • Yangling Ren, a visiting PhD candidate from Xi'an Jiaotong University (China) is currently on a year-long PhD exchange at the CHE, working with Associate Professor Gang Chen. Yangling joins us from 1 November 2019 to 30 October 2020.
  • Jakob Everding, a visiting PhD candidate from the University of Hamburg (Germany) worked on his PhD research with Associate Professor Nicole Black from 16 to 27 September 2019.
  • Naimi Johansson, a visiting PhD candidate from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) worked on her PhD research with Associate Professor Dennis Petrie from 9 September to 19 November 2019.

The beginning of 2020 has seen the postponement of many planned visits to the Centre due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to re-opening our doors and resuming our visitors’ program once the situation is safe and travel restrictions are lifted.

Palmer, A. Y., Wade, A. J., Draper, B., Howell, J., Doyle, J. S., Petrie, D., Thompson, A. J., Wilson, D. P., Hellard, M. E., & Scott, N. (2020). A cost-effectiveness analysis of primary versus hospital-based specialist care for direct acting antiviral hepatitis C treatment. International Journal of Drug Policy, 76, [102633]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.102633

Carrieri, V., Davillas, A., & Jones, A. M. (Accepted/In press). A latent class approach to inequity in health using biomarker data. Health Economics. https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.4022

Irving, A. H.Harris, A.Petrie, D.Mortimer, D.Ghijben, P., Higgins, A., & McQuilten, Z. (Accepted/In press). A systematic review and network meta-analysis of incentive- and non-incentive-based interventions for increasing blood donations. Vox Sanguinis. https://doi.org/10.1111/vox.12881

Jones, A. M., Rice, N., & Zantomio, F. (2020). Acute health shocks and labour market outcomes: evidence from the post crash era. Economics and Human Biology, 36, [100811]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2019.100811

Badji, S.Black, N., & Johnston, D. (Accepted/In press). Association between density of gaming venues in a geographical area and prevalence of insolvency: longitudinal evidence from Australia. Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15090

de Gruyter, E.Petrie, D.Black, N., & Gharghori, P. (2020). Attracting investors for public health programmes with social impact bonds. Public Money and Management, 40(3), 225-236. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2020.1714312

Ogrin, R., Dickins, M., Johnstone, G., Mortimer, D.Iezzi, A., & Lowthian, J. (2020). Co-creation of services to maintain independence and optimise well-being: learnings from Australia’s Older Women Living Alone (OWLA) project. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(2), 494-504. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12882

Reavley, N. J., Morgan, A. J., Petrie, D., & Jorm, A. F. (2020). Does mental health-related discrimination predict health service use 2 years later? Findings from an Australian national survey. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 55, 197-204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-019-01762-2

Davillas, A., & Jones, A. M. (2020). Ex ante inequality of opportunity in health, decomposition and distributional analysis of biomarkers. Journal of Health Economics, 69, [102251]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2019.102251

Higgins, A. M., Brooker, J. E., MacKie, M., Cooper, D. J., & Harris, A. H. (2020). Health economic evaluations of sepsis interventions in critically ill adult patients: A systematic review. Journal of Intensive Care, 8(1), [5]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40560-019-0412-2

Kung, C. S. J. (2020). Health in widowhood: the roles of social capital and economic resources. Social Science and Medicine, 253, [112965]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112965

Disney, G., Gurrin, L., Aitken, Z., Emerson, E., Milner, A., Kavanagh, A., & Petrie, D. (2020). Hierarchical models for international comparisons: smoking, disability, and social inequality in 21 European countries. Epidemiology, 31(2), 282-289. https://doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000001154

Sweeney, R.Chen, G., Gold, L., Mensah, F., & Wake, M. (2020). Mapping PedsQLTM scores onto CHU9D utility scores: estimation, validation and a comparison of alternative instrument versions. Quality of Life Research, 29, 639-652. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-019-02357-9

Grossman, D., & Khalil, U. (2020). Neighborhood networks and program participation. Journal of Health Economics, 70, [102257]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2019.102257

Wade, A. J., Doyle, J. S., Gane, E., Stedman, C., Draper, B., Iser, D., Roberts, S. K., Kemp, W., Petrie, D., Scott, N., Higgs, P., Agius, P. A., Roney, J., Stothers, L., Thompson, A. J., & Hellard, M. E. (2020). Outcomes of Treatment for Hepatitis C in Primary Care, Compared to Hospital-based Care: A Randomized, Controlled Trial in People Who Inject Drugs. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 70(9), 1900-1906. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz546

Saxby, K.de New, S. C., & Petrie, D. (2020). Structural stigma and sexual orientation disparities in healthcare use: evidence from Australian Census-linked-administrative data. Social Science and Medicine, 255, [113027]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113027

Janke, K., Johnston, D. W.Propper, C., & Shields, M. A. (2020). The causal effect of education on chronic health conditions in the UK. Journal of Health Economics, 70, [102252]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2019.102252

Saxby, K., Nickson, C., Mann, G. B., Velentzis, L., Bromley, H. L., Procopio, P., Canfell, K., & Petrie, D. (Accepted/In press). The financial impact of a breast cancer detected within and outside of screening: lessons from the Australian Lifepool cohort. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12976

Wu, J., Xie, S., He, X., Chen, G., & Brazier, J. E. (2020). The simplified Chinese version of SF-6Dv2: translation, cross-cultural adaptation and preliminary psychometric testing. Quality of Life Research, 29, 1385-1391. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-020-02419-3

Bennell, K. L., Keating, C., Lawford, B. J., Kimp, A. J., Egerton, T., Brown, C., Kasza, J., Spiers, L., Proietto, J., Sumithran, P., Quicke, J. G., Hinman, R. S., Better Knee, Better Me™ study team, Harris, A., Briggs, A. M., Page, C., Choong, P. F., Dowsey, M. M., Keefe, F., & Rini, C. (2020). Better Knee, Better Me™: Effectiveness of two scalable health care interventions supporting self-management for knee osteoarthritis-protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21(1), [160]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-3166-z

Blakely, T., Kavanagh, A., Bentley, R., & Petrie, D. (Accepted/In press). Beware violated assumptions of an instrument variable fixed effects analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwz273

Sweeney, R.Chen, G., Gold, L., Mensah, F., & Wake, M. (2020). Correction to Mapping PedsQL™ scores onto CHU9D utility scores: estimation, validation and a comparison of alternative instrument versions (Quality of Life Research, (2020), 29, 3, (639-652), 10.1007/s11136-019-02357-9). Quality of Life Research, 29(3). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-019-02382-8

Stoner, C. R., Knapp, M., Luyten, J., Kung, C., Richards, M., Long, R., & Rossor, M. (Accepted/In press). . Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.


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