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Professor of Health Economics, The University of Melbourne

Professor Anthony Scott leads the Health and Healthcare research theme at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research at The University of Melbourne. Professor Scott has a PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen and is an Associate Editor of Health Economics and Social Science and Medicine, the immediate past President of the Australian Health Economics Society, a member of the Board of the International Health Economics Association, and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia. He has been an ARC Future Fellow and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow.

Tony’s research interests focus on the behaviour of physicians, health workforce, incentives and performance, primary care, and hospitals. He has undertaken work for the World Bank, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, and the Commonwealth and State Departments of Health. He leads the "Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL)" longitudinal survey of 10,000 doctors and is Research Lead investigator of the NHMRC Partnerships Centre for Health System Sustainability.


  • –present
    Professional Fellow and ARC Future Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social research


  • 2000 
    University of Aberdeen, PhD Economics