Data Visualisation workshop

Data Visualisation and Health Economics

A workshop organised by the HESG Early Career Researcher Subcommittee

Date: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th October 2021, 10:00-12:00 BST

Location: Virtual workshop, to be held via Zoom


This HESG ECR workshop will review econometric methods for health outcomes and health care costs that are used for prediction and forecasting, risk adjustment, resource allocation, technology assessment, and policy evaluation. It focuses on the principles and practical application of data visualization and how graphics can enhance applied econometric analysis and policy evaluation. Practical examples will show how these methods can be applied using Stata.

The workshop will be taught by Professor Andrew Jones from the University of York. Andrew was co-editor of Health Economics from 1999 to 2019 and is editor of the 3-volume Oxford Encyclopaedia of Health Economics. He is the author of the chapter ‘Health Econometrics’ in the Elsevier Handbook of Health Economics and of chapters in the Oxford Handbooks of Health Economics, Economic Forecasting, and Panel Data and the Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics. He has a particular interest in developing and disseminating the use of applied econometrics in health economics and he established the European Workshops on Econometrics and Health Economics. He was president of the European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) from 2016 to 2018.

Practical details

  • The workshop will take place on the 4th and 5th of October 2021.
  • The sessions will last for two hours (from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. UK time) each day.
  • The workshop will include lectures and exercises.
  • The exercises will be illustrated by the lecturer using Stata. The workshop is open to Stata users of any level, but at least a basic knowledge is desirable. Participants are encouraged to install Stata on their personal computers before the workshop. Detailed instructions on installation will be provided in advance, but support with the installation will not be provided during the workshop.
  • The following preliminary reading is recommended:

Jones AM, “Data visualization and health econometrics”, Foundations and Trends in Econometrics, 9, 1-78, 2017. DOI: 10.1561/0800000033.

  • The workshop is free thanks to the support of the Health Foundation.
  • The workshop will take place via Zoom and it will be recorded.
  • On both days, support will be provided by the lecturer.
  • 30 places are available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • We expect high demand for this workshop, so please ensure that you can attend both days of the workshop when you book. We will operate a waiting list.
  • The recordings of the workshop will be password-protected and their link will be circulated after day 2 for all attendees. These recordings will also be made available to all HESG ECRs on the waiting list, along with the workshop materials. Participant names and faces will not be visible on screen during these recordings.
  • Booking will open on the 15th September 2021 at 10 a.m. UK time.

Early Career Researcher (ECR) definition

For the purposes of this workshop, we define ECRs as follows:

You are an Early Career Researcher (ECR) if you are either (a) currently enrolled in a research degree (e.g. PhD programme) or (b) employed and within 7 years of your highest degree (e.g. Masters or PhD). If you don’t meet these criteria (e.g. due to career breaks), but identify as an ECR, we can take into account any exceptional circumstances.

All participants must also be current members of HESG.