Academic Health Economists’ Blog Journal Round-Up

Today I put together the journal round-up for the Academic Health Economists’ blog, one of my favorite reads. I review three papers: Understanding price growth in the market for targeted oncology therapies. American Journal of Managed Care [PubMed] Published 14th June 2019 Do cancer treatments have option value? Real‐world evidence from metastatic melanoma. Health Economics [PubMed]…

The Economist Gives Thumbs Up to Economics Blogs

Although mainly discussing the quality of economics blogs focused on Macroeconomic issues, the Economist endorsed the blog-o-sphere as a productive forum for intellectual debate.  To give it some historical context: “Previous publishing revolutions, such as the advent of printing, prompted similar concerns about trivialisation and extremism. But whatever you think about the impact of blogging…

Grand Rounds Submission Instructions

I will be hosting Grand Rounds on Tuesday, October 11.  If you wish to participate, please follow these instructions. Submit your post by 11:59pm ET on Sunday. Send the post to: jason@healthcare-economist.com Include the following in your email: your name, your blog’s name, the title of your blog post, a brief, 1-2 sentence summary, and…

Small Business Blogging

The N.Y. Times has an interesting piece (“…Low-Cost, High Return Marketing“) on small business bloggers. It concludes that consultants are the mostly likely bloggers.  Aliza Sherman Risdahl, author of The Everything Blogging Book, comments that “They [consultants] are experts in their fields and are in the business of telling people what to do.â€?  A member…