Carol Propper was a visiting fellow at CHW during the spring 2016 semester. She is Professor of Economics at Imperial College and Research Associate of CMPO Bristol University and CEPR. She was a Council Member and Chair of the Research Grant Board of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) between 2005 and 2009.
She is a leading researcher of the UK health care market. Her research interests include the use of market and financial incentives to enhance quality, productivity and innovation in health care and the long term impact of children’s health on later life outcomes. Recent research projects include examination of the effect of competition on quality in the NHS post ‘Choose and Book’ and ‘PbR’, the use of performance measures to improve outcomes in health care, the impact of the public-private pay gap on productivity of the NHS and the effect of competition on management quality in the NHS. In 1993-4 she was Senior Economic Advisor to the Chief Executive of the NHS on the regulation of the internal market. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, and the Journal of Economic Policy and Analysis.
In 2010 she was awarded a CBE for her services to social science and in 2014 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy. In 2010 she was awarded the Arrow Award for the best paper in the economics of health published worldwide that year.