Board of Directors



Terkel Christiansen
University of Southern Denmark

iHEA President-Elect

Terkel Christiansen is professor of Health Economics at University of Southern Denmark, and he has for more than a decade been the leader of the Health Economics Research Unit at this university. His was among the first to teach Health Economics in Denmark in the 1970s, and he was co-founder of NHESG, the Nordic Health Economists’ Study Group. In his research he has been internationally oriented and taken part in several EU funded projects as well as other projects based on international collaboration. He has served on several advisory boards to the Ministry of Health or National Board of Health. In 2007 he was the local host of iHEA’s 6th World Congress in Copenhagen.

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Past President

Anne Mills
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

iHEA President

Anne Mills is Vice-Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Professor of Health Economics and Policy. She has researched and published widely in the fields of health economics and health systems in low and middle income countries and continues to be involved in research on health insurance developments in South Africa, Tanzania, India and Thailand. She has had continuing involvement in supporting capacity development in health economics in universities, research institutes and governments. She has been involved in numerous policy initiatives including WHO's Commission on Macroeconomics and Health and the 2009 High Level Taskforce on Innovative International Finance for Health Systems. She has a CBE for services to medicine, is a Foreign Associate of the US Institute of Medicine, and a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2009 she received the Prince Mahidol Award in the field of medicine. She is President of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) for 2012-13.


Board Director

David Cutler
Harvard University

David Cutler, iHEA Board Director

David Cutler is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University, a faculty member at the Kennedy School of Government, and recently completed a five-year term as associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Social Sciences. Professor Cutler served on the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council during the Clinton Administration and was senior health care advisor to Barack Obama's Presidential campaign. Professor Cutler also advised the Presidential campaign of Bill Bradley. Among other affiliations, Professor Cutler has held positions with the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. Currently, Professor Cutler is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Institute of Medicine.


Board Director

Denzil Fiebig
University of New South Wales

Denzil Fiebig - iHEA Board Director

Denzil Fiebig (BCom (Hons) MCom (Hons), PhD University of Southern California), took up his current position of Professor in the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales in 2001. Previously he held a chair in econometrics at the University of Sydney and prior to that held teaching positions at the Universities of Wollongong and Southern California.

Denzil was President of the Australian Health Economics Society 2005-10, he has Chaired the Scientific Committee of the Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics since its inception in 2009, has been on the Scientific Committee for the International Health Economics Association since 2006 and was co-chair of the iHEA 2013 World Congress held in Sydney. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technolgy Sydney, the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), Monash University and the National Centre for Econometric Research, Queensland University of Technology and is on the editorial board for the Economic Record. In 2003 Denzil was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

His research interests are in micro-econometrics and for the last decade his applied work has concentrated on health economics with an emphasis on modelling utilization of health care and services using both revealed and stated preference data. His publications in econometrics and health economics have appeared in journals such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Marketing Science, Journal Health Economics, Health Economics and Social Science and Medicine.


Board Director

Maarten Lindeboom
VU University Amsterdam

Maarten Lindeboom - iHEA Board Director

Maarten Lindeboom is Professor of Economics at VU University Amsterdam. He studied econometrics at VU University of Amsterdam and graduated in 1986. He received his Ph.D. at Leiden University in 1992 and held positions at Leiden University and Tilburg University; and visiting positions at Bristol University and the University of Michigan. He is also associate editor of Health Economics. His research interests are Health and Labor economics, in particular issues related to Health and Work, The measurement of health and The Determinants of Later Life Health and Mortality. He has published among others in American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Demography, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (series A & B) and Journal of Human Resources.


ASHEcon Representative

Laurence Baker
Stanford University

iHEA Board Director

Laurence Baker, Ph.D. is a health economist and Professor of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University. His research examines a variety of health care economics and policy questions. He is the author of numerous works on the effects of financial incentives and organizational structures on the delivery of health care and health care spending, including extensive work on technological change in medicine and work on managed care and its effects. He also studies health care regulatory policy, efforts to improve quality in health care, and policies that affect the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Dr. Baker serves as Chief of Health Services Research at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and has been appointed Fellow of the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Stanford University Department of Economics, and directs the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Scholarly Concentrations Program.

Dr. Baker was the recipient of the ASHE Medal from the American Society of Health Economists in 2008 and the Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award by the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy in 2000. In 1997 and 1999 he received the National Institute for Health Care Management’s research prize for his work on managed care. He serves as Senior Associate Editor for the journal Health Services Research, on the editorial board of Medical Care Research and Review. Dr. Baker received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1994.


HESG Representative

Bob Elliott
University of Aberdeen

iHEA Board Director

Robert F. (Bob) Elliott is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Health Economics Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen.

He has been a visiting Professor at Universities in the USA, Australia and Europe including Cornell, New York, Stanford and Wisconsin, in the USA, and Universita Cattolica, Milan, Italy. He has been a consultant and adviser to a large number of national and international organisations including HM Treasury, the OECD and European Commission. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE). In 2007 he was appointed one of the two Independent Commissioners to the UK Low Pay Commission which recommends the UK National Minimum Wage.

His research interests lie in the fields of labour and health economics, with a particular focus on health service organisation, workforce and the economics of resource allocation. He is author of papers in the leading health economics and general economics journals, including the Journal of Health EconomicsHealth Economics, the Economic JournalEconomica and the Journal of Human Resources. He is author and editor of nine books including Labor Economics: a comparative text, McGraw-Hill and Advances in Health Economics, John Wiley.


iHEA Executive Director

Thomas Getzen
Temple University

iHEA Executive Director

Thomas E. Getzen, Ph.D., founder and Executive Director of iHEA, is Professor of Risk, Insurance and Health Management at Temple University, and has also been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy at Princeton University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, and serves as the editor-in-chief for "HEN-Health Economics Network" in collaboration with SSSRN, associate editor for Health Economics, and as a reviewer for a number of medical, health services, and economics journals. His textbookHealth Economics & Financing (Wiley; 4th ed., 2010) is used in graduate and undergraduate programs throughout the world and his research and consulting focus on the macroeconomics of health, forecasting medical expenditures, physician supply, price indexes, financing and, public health economics. Professor Getzen periodically updates the forecasting model of "Long Run Medical Cost Trends" for the Society of Actuaries, and current serves on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Public Health Strategies.


Adam Wagstaff
World Bank

Adam Wagstaff

Adam Wagstaff is Research Manager of the Human Development & Public Services team in the World Bank’s Development Research Group.

He has a PhD in Economics from the University of York and before joining the World Bank in 1998 was a Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex. He was Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics for 20 years, and has published extensively on a variety of aspects of the field, including: health financing and health systems reform; equity and equality; the valuation of health; the demand for and production of health; efficiency measurement, and illicit drugs and drug enforcement.

Much of Adam’s recent work has been on health insurance, health financing, vulnerability and health shocks, and provider payment reform. Adam has worked on countries at all levels of economic development and in all regions of the world. Outside health economics, he has published on the measurement of scientific influence, development effectiveness, the redistributive effects of economic growth and taxes, public sector efficiency measurement, and the measurement of trade union power. Adam has a blog and is on Twitter at @adamw2011.


James F. Burgess, Jr.
Boston University

iHEA Treasurer

Jim Burgess is an Associate Professor of Health Services in the Boston University School of Public Health with over 15 years of extensive health care management, health economics research, and educational experience putting health services research into practice in diverse settings. He also serves the health economics field as a founding co-editor of the electronic Health Economics Letters, the first fully electronic peer reviewed journal in health economics, and as a founding co-editor of iHEA News. For the past four years he also has been a member of the Audit Committee for the Association.

He has a primary appointment in the Management Science Group of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) where he currently is an organizing member of the Secretary's Advisory Group on VA Physician Productivity and Staffing and the VA Learning Xchange, a leadership group promoting organization learning and change.

His wide-ranging intellectual and research pursuits include special interests in considering effects of local context in efficiency analysis, audience differences in provider quality profiling, and patient heterogeneity in risk adjustment.

Some of his important first authored publications include "Federal Provision of Health Care: Creating Access for the Underinsured," published in 1991 in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; a series of articles on technical inefficiency in health care with Wilson, including one in 1996 in Management Science; and two articles published in 2000 on health care profiling using hierarchical models, including one in Journal of Health Economics entitled "Medical Profiling: Improving Standards and Risk Adjustments using Hierarchical Models". Other published research with numerous co-authors include studies of hospital competition and relationships to HMO business, hospital quality and cost functions, risk adjustment and profiling in diabetes care, design of global budgeting systems, productivity and staffing models in hospitals, industrial organization of health care providers, and the impact of distance and other factors on the use of outpatient health services. At Boston University, he currently co-directs the masters and doctoral programs in Health Services Research.



Board Director

W. David Bradford
University of Georgia

W. David Bradford, iHEA Board Director

W. David Bradford, Ph.D. is the Busbee Chair in Public Policy in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. He was formerly the Director and founder of the Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and has been a visiting faculty member at Yale Medical School and a tenured faculty member in the Department of Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Bradford has numerous publications (both in peer-reviewed outlets and in book chapters) and professional presentations and is co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Health Economics Letters.

He is also on the editorial board for the journal Health Economics, serves on the editorial board of the newsletter of the American Society of Health Economists, and is on the oversight boards for both the American Health Economics Conference and the Southeastern Health Economics Study Group. 


Board Director

Andrew Jones
University of York

Andrew Jones - iHEA Board Director

Andrew Jones is Professor of Economics at the University of York, UK, where he has been Director of the Graduate Programme in Health Economics since 1994. During that time the MSc in Health Economics has had over 500 graduates from more than 70 countries. He is joint editor of Health Economics and of Health Economics Letters and he edited the Elgar Companion to Health Economics. He organises the European Workshops on Econometrics and Health Economics and is the research director of the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) at the University of York, visiting professor at the University of Bergen and adjunct principal research fellow at Monash University. He chaired the student competition committee at the Inaugural iHEA World Congress in Vancouver in 1996, and at the 2nd iHEA World Congress in Rotterdam. He has organised publication of the prize winning papers in Health Economics for each of the subsequent conferences. He is a member of iHEA’s Arrow Award committee.


Board Director

Alastair McGuire

London School of Economics

Alastair McGuire - iHEA Board Director

Professor Alistair McGuire [B.A.;M.Litt; Phd] is a Professor in Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this he was Professor of Economics at City University, London after being a Tutor in Economics at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. He has been interested in the economics of health care for over 20 years and has written numerous books, articles and reports in this area, as well as participating in many advisory roles to various national and international governments and pharmaceutical companies. He established the MSc in Economic Evaluation in Health Care at City University and the MSc in International Health Policy (Health Economics) at the LSE. He directs the latter.


Board Director

Diane McIntyre
University of Cape Town

Diane McIntyre

Diane McIntyre is Professor of Health Economics in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town and was the founding director of its Health Economics Unit. She holds a South African Research Chair in ‘Health and Wealth’, and is a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM). She has provided extensive, high-level policy inputs within South Africa and other African countries, particularly in relation to health care financing issues, including currently contributing to the development of the National Health Insurance policy in South Africa.

Her current focus is on conceptual and empirical research around how to achieve universal coverage in low- and middle-income countries and how to promote health system equity. She has also been centrally involved in developing health economics capacity within the African region, including establishing the first health economics masters program in Africa. She serves on the Board of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) and has chaired AfHEA’s International Scientific Committee since its inception. She has been a member of iHEA’s International Scientific Committee for several conferences, and was one of four co-chairpersons of this Committee for the 2003 iHEA conference.


AHES Representative

Bruce Hollingsworth
Monash University

Bruce Hollingsworth, AHES Representative

Professor Bruce Hollingsworth is Director of the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is recipient of a Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Public Health Fellowship. His previous appointment was at the University of Newcastle, UK. He has a PhD (Newcastle, UK), MSc Health Economics (York, UK), and BA (Hons) Economics.

Research and international collaborative publications are principally in the area of efficiency measurement with respect to the production of health and health care, social determinants of health, and the translation of research into practice.

Among current large grants, he is Chief Investigator on: an NHMRC Programme Grant on chronic disease prevention; a DoHA grant on Depression; an NHMRC grant on the costs and benefits of complimentary and alternative medicine; Chief Investigator A on two ARC Discovery Grants, to look at health production, and to look at the economics of obesity; as well as Associate Investigator A on an NHMRC Health Services Research Programme Grant focusing on modelling health care systems.

Bruce supervises seven PhD students, co-organises the Australasian Workshops on Econometrics and Health Economics, and is an Associate Editor of Health Economics.

He runs the health economics email discussion list, is on the iHEA International Standing Scientific Committee, is an active member of health economics organisations worldwide, is an invited speaker at many international conferences and to Government bodies, is referee for 38 international journals, a referee of international standing for the ARC, the NHMRC and several international grant bodies, and has over 150 publications.


AES LAC Representative

Arturo L.F. Schweiger
Universidad Isalud and Universidad de Buenos Aires

Arturo L.F. Schweiger, AES LAC Representative

Arturo holds a degree in Economy from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and has a Master of Arts in Economy from Boston University (1984) where he was a Fulbright Fellow. He has also completed a postgraduate course as University Professor at Universidad Isalud.

He directs a Master Course in Health and Management Economics in the Health sector at Universidad Isalud (since 2000). He also is a Professor in Health Economics, Managerial Auditing and Proyect Evaluation at Universidad Isalud and at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has also taught at Universidad T. Tella, Universidad de la República, Uruguay and Universita di Roma, Tor Vergata.

Arturo has worked in economic evaluation of health and social public programs & policies, as well as for the Ministry of Health (Argentina), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the international Development Research Centre-(IDRC) (Uruguay), among others.

He also has experience as management auditor of public and non for profit organizations in the Auditoria General de La Nación (similar to GAO in the US). Nowadays, Arturo holds a position as a chief department in the National Management Auditing Authority (“Auditoria General de la Nación”) auditing social projects with international funding (IADB and WB).

He has also been a foundational member of the “Latin American and the Caribbean Health Economic Association” AES-LAC, created in October of the 2008 and is a past president of the Argentinean Health Economic Association (A.E.S-ARG) (2005-2007).

Current Board

  • Terkel Christiansen, President
  • Adam Wagstaff, President-Elect
  • Anne Mills, Past-President
  • James F. Burgess, Jr., Treasurer
  • W. David Bradford
  • David Cutler
  • Denzil Fiebig
  • Andrew Jones
  • Maarten Lindeboom
  • Alastair McGuire
  • Diane McIntyre
  • Laurence Baker, ASHEcon
  • Bob Elliott, HESG
  • Bruce Hollingsworth, AHES
  • Arturo L.F. Schweiger, AES LAC
  • Thomas Getzen, ex officio, iHEA