Specialisation: Health economics; Health policy evaluation; Primary care; Health systems; Health workforce
Professor Anthony Scott leads the Health Economics Research Program at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, and jointly co-ordinates the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group.
He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. Tony is an Associate Editor of Journal of Health Economics, and Health Economics, President of the Australian Health Economics Society, and a member of the Board of the International Health Economics Association.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He has been an ARC Future Fellow and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. He holds visiting positions at the University of Aberdeen and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and has been a Visiting Scientists at Harvard School of Public Health.
Tony’s research interests focus on the behaviour of physicians, health workforce, incentives and performance, primary care, and hospitals. He has consulted and provided advice to the World Bank, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Productivity Commission, Medibank Private, and Commonwealth and State Departments of Health. He leads the Centre of Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics (www.mabel.org.au). Funded by the NHMRC, the Centre runs a large nationally representative panel survey of physicians - Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL).
May 2004 - Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne
Jan 2006 - Honorary Professor, Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen.
Oct 2005 - Adjunct Professorial Fellow, Centre for Health Policy, School of Population and Global Health, The University f Melbourne.
Sept 2016 - Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Jan 2014 to Dec 2015 NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
Jan 2009 to Dec 2013 Honorary NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
Jan 2010 to Dec 2013 ARC Future Fellow
Gravelle H, Scott A, Sivey P, Yong J. Competition, prices, and quality in the market for physicians. Journal of Industrial Economics 2016; 64(1): 135–169.
Scott A, Liu M, Yong J. Financial incentives to encourage value-based health care. Medical Care Research and Review. 2016: 1-30.
Scott A, Yong J. Do new workforce roles reduce waiting times in ED? A difference-in-difference evaluation using hospital administrative data. Health Policy 2015:119;488-493
Scott A, Joyce C. The Future of Medical Careers. Medical Journal of Australia 2014: 21;201(2):82-3.
Scott A., Witt J, Humphreys J, Joyce C, Kalb G, Jeon S, McGrail M. Getting doctors into the bush: General Practitioners' preferences for rural location. Social Science and Medicine 2013; 96:33-44.
Email: a.scott [at] unimelb.edu.au
Work Phone: 03 8344 2115