Jake Hitch

Jake Hitch

Economist

Jake joined OHE in June 2021 from the investment data and technology industry. Since joining, he has developed expertise in the economics of pharmaceutical innovation, quantitative patient preference research, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer services in the UK. Jake is also interested in economic epidemiology and healthcare systems in lower- and middle-income countries.

Jake holds two economics degrees from the University of Bristol: MRes Economics (distinction) and BSc Economics (first-class honours). For his master’s dissertation he investigated the extent to which mobile payment systems are helping households in rural Tanzania maintain food consumption, diet diversity, and livestock holdings in the aftermath of floods and drought. In addition to experience in investment research, Jake has worked as an online economics tutor.