Incentives, choice and public health policies

- Colloque IUMSP
Prof. Franco Sassi

Director, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation (CHEPI)

Imperial College Business School

Imperial College, London, UK

A growing body of evidence has developed in areas where appropriate policies can generate health benefits at an affordable cost, sometimes reducing health expenditure and helping to redress health inequalities at the same time. These policies include incentives to limit risky behaviours such as tobacco use and harmful alcohol consumption, as well as to improve the quality of diets and levels of physical activity, to protect mental health and to prevent road traffic and exposure to environmental pollution. However, for governments to be able to adopt these policies, clear economic arguments are required, providing a sound justification for actions that may generate health benefits, but will also limit individual freedom of choice to some degree. The presentation will address whether and how such economic arguments can be built, drawing on Franco Sassi’s research over the past ten years.

Date et heure
Mardi, 30 Janvier, 2018 - 11:00
Salle Delachaux (étage 01), Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, Bâtiment Biopôle 2, route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne
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