Professor 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 (UMHEG). Professor Scott has a PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics, and Health Economics, the President of the Australian Health Economics Society, and a member of the Board of the International Health Economics Association. He has been an ARC Future Fellow and an 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 the 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 undertaken work for the World Bank, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, and the Commonwealth and State Departments of Health. He leads the Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics (www.mabel.org.au). Funded by the NHMRC, the Centre runs a large nationally representative panel survey of physicians called "Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL)".