Welcome to healthecon-discuss.
Healthecon-discuss is the general health economics discussion list.
Membership is open to all health economists (and all those interested in
health economics) worldwide. The purpose of healthecon-discuss is to give a (previously
unavailable) forum for general discussion on health economics matters.
The list is international in membership and discussion reflects this.
Please remember discussions and announcements are for strictly health
economics issues, not general health or other matters.
Please feel free to contribute to the list and any discussions that
The list is owned by Bruce Hollingsworth
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A further list health economists may be interested in joining is dea-health
concerned with non-parametric analysis
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