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The Economics of Disability - Insights from Irish Research
New Book: The Economics of Disability - Insights from Irish Research
This new book, co-edited by Dr. John Cullinan and published by Manchester University Press, brings together research relating to the economics of disability in Ireland. It addresses a range of issues of relevance to the economic circumstances of people with disabilities, considering topics such as social inclusion, poverty, the labour market, living standards and public policy. It also considers issues of specific relevance to children, working-age adults and older people with disabilities, providing important evidence that can help improve disability policies, services and supports. Each chapter presents a clear and relatively non-technical treatment of the specific topic under consideration, making it accessible to a greater number of interested readers. In doing so, it provides an important addition to our knowledge and understanding of the economics of disability and will serve as a useful and up-to-date resource for a range of interested parties both in Ireland and internationally.
For more details, see http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719089275
Pricing Healthcare Conference 2014
The Health Economics and Policy Analysis research group hosted a conference on the role of health economic evaluation in healthcare resource allocation on November 4 2014. The aim of the conference, which was organised with the Market Access and Health Outcomes group in Novartis Ireland, was to bring together academics and key stakeholders to discuss the role of health economic evaluation in Ireland.
Please follow the links below for the presentations from selected speakers:
Research Bulletin Series
The HEPA Research Bulletin Series seeks to present the groups' academic output in a more informal and accessible form. The bulletins are available to download at the following link:
HRB Leader Award 2014
New Lecturer in Health Economics 2014
Seminar February 2014
Dr. Anne Nolan presented a seminar at NUI Galway on February 28th titled: Public Healthcare Eligibility and the Utilisation of GP Services by Older People in Ireland
Dr. Nolan is the Research Director of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA). She joined TILDA in September 2013 on secondment from the Economic and Social Research Institute. Her main research interest is health economics, with a particular focus on healthcare financing and access, socio-economic inequalities in health, and Irish health policy. She has published numerousarticles on these topics in journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Economic and Social Review, Health Economics, Policy and Law, and Health Economics.
Seminar January 2014: Economics of Obesity Conference
The Health Economics and Policy Analysis group hosted a one day conference on the Economics of Obesity on January 17th 2014.
To view the conference proceedings, please see:
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To view presentation slides for each speaker, please see:
Research on Childhood Obesity
Recently completed research by Brendan Walsh and John Cullinan examining inequalities in childhood obesity in Ireland was reported in the Irish Independent. For further information, please see:
Seminar November 2013
Dr Ramon Luengo-Fernandez from the University of Oxford presented at NUI Galway in November 2013. The following link is for the video of Dr Luengo-Fernandez's presentation:
ISPOR Conference 2013
Members of the Health Economics and Policy Analysis group attending the ISPOR European Congress in Dublin in November 2013.
Left to Right: Brendan Walsh, Stephen O'Neill, Patricia Carney, Prof Ciaran O'Neill, Richéal Burns, Alan O Ceilleachair
Cancer Research Website Launch
The Economics of Cancer Research Group website has officially been launched. The website was established to bring together researchers interested in the area of the economics of cancer both in Ireland and internationally. For further information, please see:
Seminar September 2013
Dr Anirban Basu from the University of Washington presented at NUI Galway in September 2013. The following link is for the video of Dr Basu's presentation:
Seminar September 2013
Professor Bengt Jonsson from the Stockholm School of Economics presented at NUI Galway in September 2013. The following link is for the video of Professor Jonsson's presentation:
Seminar May 2013
Professor Kevin Frick from John Hopkins presented at NUI Galway in May 2013. The following link is for the video of Professor Frick's presentation:
Seminar March 2013
Professor Mark Sculpher from the University of York presented at NUI Galway in March 2013. The following link is for the video of Professor Sculpher's presentation:
Seminar April 2012
Professor Eamon O'Shea presented on 'Reforming Health Production in Ireland' at the Critical Issues in Irish Society Network's annual conference in April 2012 at UCD. The following link is for the video of Dr Basu's presentation:
Seminar March 2012
Professor Eamon O'Shea presented on the 'Burden of Dementia in Ireland' at Trinity College Dublin in March 2012.
Professor John Mullaghy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison visited NUI Galway in October 2013. Below is a picture of John with members of the Health Economics and Policy Analysis group and students from the MSc in Health Economics: