In Health


Health economics is a branch of economics concerned with issues related to efficiency, effectiveness, value and behaviour in the production and consumption of health and healthcare. You can learn more about economics in health by watching the following videos where economists working at The Health Foundation share their experiences and views on their jobs.

Elaine Kelly

Head of Economics Research at The Health Foundation

"Economics, for me, helps me understand the world around me."

Stephen Rocks

Economist at The Health Foundation

"Our goal is to help government make better long term policy decisions."

Giulia Boccarini

Economist at The Health Foundation

"A career as an economist gives you overall high flexibility and the ability to adapt to different working contexts."

George Stevenson

Apprentice Economist at The Health Foundation

"Economics is one of those things that everyone thinks is quite straightforward, it is either finance or banking, but it is really not."

Nuha Bazeer

Economic Analyst at The Health Foundation

"I've always thought that the smartest person in the room is the economist because there are so many different principles and events in the world that somehow have an economic root to them. "