Carol is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Management and Imperial College Business School, London. She joined the Business School as Professor of Economics in 2007 and was Head of the Healthcare Management group from 2007-2010. More recently she has held an ESRC Professorial Fellowship in the School since 2012. She is currently the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in Imperial College Business School.
Before coming to Imperial, she held appointments at the University of Bristol (where she was a cofounder and director of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation); at the LSE (where she was Co-Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion 1997-2007); as Chair of the ESRC research grants board 2005-2009 and member of the ESRC Council 2005-9; as Advisor to the Chief Executive of the NHS 1993-4; as a member of the Royal Economic Society Council 2001-5 and as a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society. She is a research fellow of CEPR, Europe’s network of leading economists, and a Research Fellow of the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
Carol was awarded a CBE for her services to social science in 2010 and elected as a fellow of the British Academy in 2014 (one of only two FBAs at Imperial College).
Her research interests are the impact of incentives on the quality and productivity of healthcare, the impact of environmental factors on health, and the effect of market incentives on the production of public service. She has published was awarded the Arrow Award for the best paper worldwide in the field of health economics in 2011 and the American Economic Association 2016 prize for the best paper published in the American Economic Journal: Policy.
PhD (Smith-Kline Award) Economics, University of York, 1988
PhD Courses Economics, University of Toronto, 1983
MSc (SSRC Award) Social Research and Social Policy, University of Oxford, 1981
BSc (Honours) Economics and Economic History, University of Bristol, 1977
This is the third in a series of online events looking in detail at the three major economic challenges identified by the Tirole-Blanchard Commission, featuring presentations by Axel Börsch-Supan, Claudia Diehl, and Carol Propper.
13 July 2021 at 11:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
At this event, Professors Olivier Blanchard and Jean Tirole will present the main findings from their commission's recent report into three major economic challenges: climate change, economic inequalities, and demographic changes.
At this IFS event, Olivier Blanchard, Professor Emeritus at MIT and former Chief Economist at the IMF, and Jean Tirole, Nobel Prize-winner and Honorary President of the Toulouse School of Economics, presented their report on the major future economic challenges.
In this briefing note, we use administrative hospital data from across the NHS in England to describe how the use of inpatient (elective and emergency) and outpatient hospital care in 2020 compared with that in the previous year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to dramatic changes in the delivery of routine health and social care in England. At this IFS/Nuffield Trust event, we drew upon research from both organisations, survey data and official NHS statistics to examine the scale and nature of disruption in recent months and who has been most impacted.
The lockdown measures that were implemented in the spring of 2020 to stop the spread of COVID‐19 are having a huge impact on economies in the UK and around the world. In addition to the direct impact of COVID‐19 on health, the following recession will have an impact on people's health outcomes.
This paper discusses likely implications for healthcare delivery in the short and medium term of the responses to the coronavirus pandemic, focusing primarily on the implications for non‐coronavirus patients.
Whether population health improves or worsens with changes in macroeconomic conditions is a long-standing question. Despite a substantial literature there is no clear consensus on the answer. Some studies find evidence that recessions are good for population health (i.e. poor health is pro-cyclical), while other studies find that health worsens in response to bad economic times (i.e. poor health is counter-cyclical). In addition, results for various health outcomes differ.
The coronavirus pandemic will have huge impacts on the National Health Service (NHS). Patients suffering from the illness are placing unprecedented demands on acute care, particularly on intensive care units (ICUs). This has led to an effort to dramatically increase the resources available to NHS hospitals in treating these patients, involving reorganisation of hospital facilities, redeployment of existing staff and a drive to bring in recently retired and newly graduated staff to fight the pandemic.