Using various modelling techniques, including econometrics and economic evaluation, we analyse household and individual level data to determine the impact of health and social care policies.

One focus is on the economic impact of disability in older age. We seek to understand the economic impact of disability on older individuals and their families and also on society as a whole and analyse possible reforms to social care and disability benefit policies.

Examples of current research on the economic impact of disability in older age:


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

Care and support of older people living in the community: understanding receipt of formal and informal care, payment for services, provision of informal care and their implications for policy

Examples of past research on the economic impact of disability in older age:

 

Modelling Ageing Populations to 2030 (MAP2030)

The role and effectiveness of disability benefits for older people

Developing improved survey questions on older people's receipt of and payment for formal and informal care

Other microeconomics policy and research


An analysis of performance, regulation and competition in medical devices: a case-study on hip prostheses (Charlotte Davies, Garry Barton).