Vacancy Economist

The Office of Health Economics ( wishes to recruit a well-qualified, highly motivated and energetic junior economist, with particular strengths in health economics, including the economics of health technology assessment, health care systems and/or the life sciences industry.

The Office of Health Economics is particularly interested in strengthening the areas of:

  • Health econometrics and real-world evidence
  • Market access and policy
  • Industrial Organisation and Microeconomics of health and pharmaceutical markets
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Stated Preference techniques such as Discrete Choice Experiments
  • Impact evaluation of health care and health policy interventions in High, Low, and Middle Income countries

The economists will contribute to all three of the OHE’s core activities:

  • peer-reviewed research
  • consultancy
  • advising the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

The OHE is a London-based, not for profit, economic research and consultancy organisation, founded in 1962. Our scope is international and our client portfolio spans all three sectors: public, private and charitable.

OHE’s work covers a broad range of analyses into the economics and policy of four related areas:

  • measuring and valuing outcomes – for example, valuing health using stated preference techniques such as discrete choice experiments
  • judging value for money and improving decision making – for example, assessing the value of health care through the use of cost-effectiveness thresholds   
  • incentivising quality – for example, assessing how incentives, payments and reimbursement mechanisms can influence quality, behaviours and performance
  • economics of innovation – for example, understanding how new models of innovation can help streamline development, reduce costs and speed patient benefit

The main purpose of the economist role is to undertake and present analyses on topics in one or more of our areas of specialism in all three core OHE activities, i.e. research, consultancy, and advice to the ABPI. This involves working with OHE colleagues, academic collaborators, the ABPI and other clients, and with external stakeholders.

Candidates must have:

  • a good first degree, preferably majoring in economics;
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification, such as economics, health economics or industrial economics;
  • ability to do research, write and present clearly argued analyses in fluent English within tight deadlines.

The UK government currently enforces restrictions on granting non-European Economic Area citizens the right to work in the UK. If you are not an EEA citizen, please specify in your application if you currently have the right to work in the UK.

For further details please contact Claire Green at the OHE, Southside, 7th Floor, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT, UK; e-mail: or telephone +44 (0)20 7747 8855.

Applications must be received by close of business on Tuesday 4th May 2021. Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on Wednesday 12th May which may either be in person at our Central London offices or virtually depending on the Coronavirus guidance.



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