Global Health Policy and Economics Handbook


Dr. Richard Scheffler, PhD


World Scientific


Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 1.22.01 AMThe three-volume Global Health Policy and Economics Handbook covers major topics in global health economics and public policy and provides a timely, systematic review of the field. Edited by Richard M. Scheffler, Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, the Handbook features academics and practitioners from more than a dozen countries. Contributors are from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Catolica University in Chile, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, University of York, University of Oslo, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of California – Berkeley, University of California – San Francisco, Stanford University, John Hopkins University, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School, OECD, and the World Bank, many of whom have also acted as economic and policy advisors to government and non-governmental organizations across the world.

The Handbook spans across three volumes. The chapters deal with key global issues in health economics, are evidence-based, and offer innovative policy alternatives and solutions. The Handbook’s approach toward global health economics and public policy will make it a useful resource for health economists, policymakers, private sector companies, NGOs, government decision-makers and those who manage healthcare systems.

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“Understanding global health economics and policy has never been so important. This remarkable three volume collection of chapters is sure to become the standard on health economics and health policy around the world.” – David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University

“This impressive opus is setting the tone in Global Health Economics for the years to come. A reference book with a guaranteed extended shelf life for both learners and doers.” – Agnes Soucat MD, Phd, Director Health Systems, Governance and Financing, World Health Organization

“Never before has such a wide-ranging and thorough collection by leading scholars in global health economics been assembled. Scholars and policymakers alike will gain key insights into this burgeoning field.” – Tom Rice Distinguished Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

“These three volumes provide a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge, evidence and analysis on some of the most important economic issues facing the health sector written by some of the best in the field. This Handbook is an invaluable contribution to the field of health economics.” – Tim Evans Senior Director of Health, Nutrition, World Bank

“The comprehensive range of topics addressed, the evidence-based approach and the eminence of contributors makes this global handbook a must have resource for newcomers in the field as well as for established experts.” – Valerie Paris, Senior Economist, OECD Health Division

“An outstanding collection of some of the best work in global health economics. Indispensable.” – Julian Le Grand, Professor, London School of Economics

The Global Health Policy and Economics Handbook is available for purchase through World Scientific