Academic Background

My research interests are in the economic, health and social policy implications of individual and population ageing with a particular focus on financial provision for later life and provision for long-term care needs.

Career Summary

My academic career builds on 10 years as a government economist in the (then) Department of Health and Social Security and a period in economic consultancy. 

Academic career history:

April 1996 – Sep. 1998   Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London

Oct 1998 – May 2004   Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Director, then Director and from April 2003, Professor of Economic and Social Gerontology, Nuffield Community Care Studies Unit, Dept of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

June 2004 – Dec 2007   Professor of non-clinical Gerontology, Dept of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex (from April 2005 this included being Director of the East of England Research Design and Support Unit)

Jan 2008 – date   Professor of the Economics of Health and Welfare, Health Economics Group, Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia

Further details can be found on the Health Economics Group website

 

All Publications

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Morciano, M., Hancock, R., Espuny Pujol, F., Adams, J., Curry, C., Wittenberg, R., Hu, B., King, D., Luheshi, S., Pike, T., Popat, S.

(2016)

Care and State Pension Reform - Interactions between state and pension long-term care reforms: a summary of findings,

Pension Policy Institute (PPI)

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Morciano, M., Hancock, R., Espuny Pujol, F., Adams, J., Curry, C., Hu, B., King, D., Luheshi, S., Pike, T., Popat, S., Wittenberg, R.

(2016)

State Pension and Long-term Care Funding Reforms: the costs and distributional effects of alternative uprating policies: Technical Report,

in Care and State Pension Reform State Pension and Long-term Care Funding Reforms: the costs and distributional effects of alternative uprating policies: Technical Report.

Pension Policy Institute (PPI)

pp. 1-43

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Hancock, R., Morciano, M., Pudney, S.

(2016)

Disability and poverty in later life,

York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Morciano, M., Hancock, R., Espuny Pujol, F., Adams, J., Curry, C., Hu, B., King, D., Luheshi, S., Pike, T., Popat, S., Wittenberg, R.

(2016)

Care and State Pension Reform: Long-term care funding – a comparison between England, Wales and Scotland,

Pension Policy Institute (PPI)

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Morciano, M., Hancock, R., Espuny Pujol, F., Adams, J., Curry, C., Hu, B., King, D., Luheshi, S., Pike, T., Popat, S., Wittenberg, R.

(2015)

Interactions between state pension and long-term care reforms: an overview,

Pension Policy Institute (PPI)

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Hancock, R., Morciano, M., Pudney, S., Zantomio, F.

(2015)

Do household surveys give a coherent view of disability benefit targeting? A multi-survey latent variable analysis for the older population in Great Britain,

in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)

178

(4)

pp. 815-836

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Morciano, M., Hancock, R., Pudney, S.

(2015)

Disability Costs and Equivalence Scales in the Older Population in Great Britain,

in Review of Income and Wealth

61

(3)

pp. 494–514

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Morciano, M., Hancock, R., Pudney, S.

(2015)

Birth-cohort trends in older-age functional disability and their relationship with socio-economic status: Evidence from a pooling of repeated cross-sectional population-based studies for the UK,

in Social Science & Medicine

136-137

pp. 1-9

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hancock, R., Pudney, S.

(2014)

Assessing the distributional impact of reforms to disability benefits for older people in the UK: implications of alternative measures of income and disability costs,

in Ageing and Society

34

(02)

pp. 232-257

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hancock, R., Pudney, S., Booker, C., Morciano, M.

(2013)

Disability and care needs in the older population: disability benefits, social care and well-being,

(Poster)

(Published)


Hancock, R., Morciano, M., Malley, J., Wittenberg, R., Pickard, L., Comas-Herrera, A., King, D.

(2013)

The role of care home fees in the public costs and distributional effects of potential reforms to care home funding for older people in England,

in Health Economics, Policy and Law

8

(1)

pp. 47-73

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Morciano, M., Hancock, R., Pudney, S., Zantomio, F.

(2013)

Do household surveys give a coherent view of disability benefit targeting? A multi-survey latent variable analysis for the older population in Great Britain,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Martin, A., Jones, A., Mugford, M., Shemilt, I., Hancock, R., Wittenberg, R.

(2012)

Methods used to identify and measure resource use in economic evaluations: a systematic review of questionnaires for older people,

in Health Economics

21

(8)

pp. 1017-1022

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Craig, R., Darton, R., Hancock, R., Henderson, C., Morciano, M.

(2012)

Social Care,

in Health Survey for England - 2011, Health, social care and lifestyles.

NHS

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Hancock, R., Morciano, M., Pudney, S.

(2012)

Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance claimants in the older population: is there a difference in their economic circumstances?,

in Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

20

(2)

pp. 191-206

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Malley, J., Hancock, R., Murphy, M., Adams, J., Wittenberg, R., Comas-Herrera, A., Curry, C., King, D., James, S., Morciano, M., Pickard, L.

(2011)

The effect of lengthening Life Expectancy on future pension and Long-Term Care expenditure in England, 2007 to 2032,

in Health Statistics Quarterly

article no. 52

pp. 33-61

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Suhrcke, M., Fumagalli, E., Hancock, R.

(2011)

Is there a wealth dividend of aging societies?,

in Public Health Reviews

32

(2)

pp. 377-400

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wittenberg, R., Hu, B., Hancock, R., Morciano, M., Comas-Herrera, A., Malley, J., King, D.

(2011)

Projections of Demand for and Costs of Social Care for Older People in England, 2010 to 2030, under Current and Alternative Funding Systems.,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Hancock, R., Morciano, M., Pudney, S.

(2010)

Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance claimants in the older population:Is there a difference in their economic circumstances?,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Hancock, R., Malley, J., King, D., Pickard, L., Comas-Herrera, A., Morciano, M.

(2010)

Memorandum by the MAP2030 Research Group (SC 55) in House of Commons Health Committee Social Care Third Report of Session 2009–10 Volume II Oral and written evidence,

(Other contribution)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

My research interests are in the economic, health and social policy implications of individual and population ageing with a particular focus on financial provision for later life and provision for long-term care needs. These interests are pursued mainly through the analysis of large-scale household survey data and the use of micro simulation techniques to model policy reform options. I have developed and maintain a dynamic microsimulation model of long-term care.

Further details can be found on the Health Economics Group website

Highlighted Publications

Morciano, M., Hancock, R. and Pudney S (2014) ‘Disability costs and equivalence scales in the older population’ Review of Income and Wealth DOI:
10.1111/roiw.12108


Hancock, R. and Pudney S. (2014) ‘The distributional implications of reforms to disability benefits for older people in the UK’ Ageing and Society 34(2) 232-257


Hancock R., Malley J., Wittenberg R., Morciano M, Pickard L., King D and Comas-Herrera A. (2013) The role of care home fees in the public costs and distributional effects of potential reforms to care home funding for older people in England. Health Economics Policy and Law 8(1) 47-73

Hancock R., Morciano M. and Pudney S. (2012) ‘Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance claimants in the older population: is there a difference in their economic circumstances?’ Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 20 (2), 191-206

Zantomio, F., Pudney, S. and Hancock R. (2010) Estimating the impact of a policy reform on benefit take-up: the 2001 extension to the Minimum Income Guarantee for pensioners Economica 77, 234–254

Berthoud R., Blekesaune M. and Hancock R. (2009) Ageing, income and living standards: evidence from the British Household Panel Survey. Ageing and Society. 29 (7), 1105-1122.

Research Keywords

Economics of ageing
Long-term care financing
Microsimulation
Disability benefits for older people

Postgraduate Research Student Supervision

Economics of ageing
Long-term care financing
Microsimulation
Disability benefits for older people

Enterprise and Engagement Activities

Commissioned by the Dilnot Commission on Funding Care and Support to provide estimates of the cost of potential reforms to the system of funding long-term care for older people (2011)

Teaching Interests

I am Course Director for the MSc in Health Economics
 
MSc Health Economics

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute (2001 onwards)
  • Member of the Advisory Group for the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (2006 onwards)
  • Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee (2003, 2004, 2006, 2009)
  • Member of Academic Panel for Dilnot Commission on Funding Care and Support (2010-2011)
  • Member of Department of Health advisory group for the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (2012 onwards)
  • Scientific Adviser ESRC extending working lives project "Well-being, health, retirement and the life course (WHERL) (2014 onwards) http://wherl.ac.uk/

Administrative Posts

  • Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (until 30 November 2013)