PROF Anthony Scott

PROF Anthony Scott


  • Financial incentives in health care
  • Health Economics
  • Health care financing
  • Health system performance
  • Health workforce
  • Hospital and primary care funding



  • 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. He 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 Scientist 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 Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) panel survey of 10,000 physicians, and is a Research Lead Investigator on the NHMRC Partnerships Centre on Health System Sustainability.   


Member of

  • Economic Society of Australia. Member 2007 -
  • Australian Health Economics Society. President 2005 -
  • International Health Economics Association. Board Member 1997 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Aberdeen 2000
  • MSc, University of York 1990
  • BA(Hons), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1989

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2016



Available for supervision

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