Professor George Teeling Smith OBE, who set up the Office of Health Economics in 1962 and served as its Director for three decades, died unexpectedly on 28 January 2013. OHE would not exist but for George, nor would it have thrived for 50 years without his foresight in establishing OHE with the Policy Board and Editorial Board arrangement.

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OHE is seeking a highly motivated, energetic economist to contribute to its research and consultancy activities. Our work covers a broad range of analyses into the economics and policy of (1) health care systems, (2) pharmaceutical and other life sciences industries, and (3) health technology assessment. Applications must be received by Monday, 24 September 2012.

Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz has been named Director of Consulting at OHE, a position newly created in response to the continuing growth of OHE Consulting.

OHE is seeking a highly motivated and energetic economist to contribute to its research and consultancy activities.

Visitors to the main OHE website,, and the archived publications site,, will experience something new beginning on or about 25 May 2012. Under EU/UK regulations, all websites based in the UK now must ask visitors to agree to accept cookies.

Every year, OHE sponsors a lecture by an eminent economist or clinician that addresses an important current issue.

Today we celebrate OHE’s 2 April 1962 founding with the launch of our new archival website, This site contains OHE’s publications from 1962-2002. The most recent ten years of publications can be found on our main site,

OHE has a number of exciting events and plans for 2012. Details in the full post.


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