Professor Anthony Scott



Anthony Scott leads the Using Financial Incentives to Encourage Value-based Healthcare Research Stream and the Markets, Competition and Choice in Healthcare Research Stream.

He 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 the 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.

Professor Scott’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 ( Funded by the NHMRC, the Centre runs a large nationally representative panel survey of physicians – Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL).

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