Workshop: Data visualisation and health economics

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Event Details

10 April 2018 at 8:45 am – 10 April 2018 at 12:45 pm
Caulfield campus, building H, room H8.13, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East
Health Economics


The Centre for Health Economics is pleased to invite you to a workshop on data visualisation and health economics, presented by Professor Andrew Jones from York University.

This workshop reviews econometric methods for health outcomes and health care costs that are used for prediction and forecasting, risk adjustment, resource allocation, technology assessment and policy evaluation.

We'll focus on the principles and practical application of data visualisation and statistical graphics and how these can enhance applied econometric analysis. We'll devote particular attention to methods for skewed and heavy-tailed distributions. Practical examples show how these methods can be applied to data on individual healthcare costs and health outcomes.

Topics include:

  • introduction to data visualisation
  • data description and regression
  • generalised linear models
  • flexible parametric models
  • semiparametrics models
  • application to biomarkers.

While applications of this workshop are focused on health, the workshop will be of interest to anyone doing applied econometrics with micro data, in particular PhD students and early career researchers.

About the guest speaker

Prof Andrew JonesAndrew Jones, PhD (York) is Professor of Economics at the University of York, UK, where he was Head of the Department of Economics and Related Studies between January 2011 and September 2015. He was responsible for the running of the MSc in Health Economics at York between 1994 and 2011. Andrew is also a part-time professor at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University.

Read more about Professor Jones here.


8.45am - 9.00am Registrations and tea and coffee on arrival
9.00am - 10.00am Session 1: Principles and practice data visualisation
10.00am - 10.30am Morning tea
10.30am - 11.30am Session 2: Modelling healthcare costs
11.30am - 11.45am Break
11.45am - 12.45pm Session 3: Modelling biomarkers

Event details

This event is organised by Dr Sonja Kassenboehmer.

There is no cost associated with this event, but registrations are essential.

Register today

Adrienne Anastasi
03 9905 8405