BSc (Arch) (Hons) (Sydney), MSc (Econ) (LSE); FASSA

Economics
2018

Elizabeth Savage is a Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Technology Sydney. She was inaugural Head of the UTS Economics Department and prior to this held positions at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at UTS and in the Economics Department and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Sydney. She is an applied microeconomist whose

research has impacted on behavioural modelling and policy evaluation in a range of areas: taxation and welfare reform, the labour market and health economics. She one of Australia's leading researchers on health care funding, private health insurance, health service use, and public-private mix in health care delivery. She has advised the OECD, the World Bank, the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, the NSW Government, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Productivity Commission and the Senate Standing Committee on Economics. She is a past President of the Economic Society of Australia (NSW) and she has been an invited member of the Scientific and Finance Committees for the International Health Economics Association.

2018: Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

2013: Australian Health Economics Society Research Prize for the best paper in health economics published 2011-12

2009: Australian Health Economics Society Research Prize for the best paper in health economics published in 2007-2008

  1. Buchmueller T.P., Fiebig D.G., Jones G. & Savage E, 2013, 'Preference heterogeneity and selection in private health insurance: The case of Australia', Journal of Health Economics, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 757-767
  2. Johar M, Jones G, Keane M, Savage E, Stavrunova O, 2013, Discrimination in a universal health system: explaining socioeconomic waiting times gaps, Journal of Health Economics, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 181-194
  3. Johar M, Jones G, Keane M, Savage E, Stavrunova O, 2011, Waiting times for elective surgeries and the decision to buy private health insurance, Health Economics, 20: 68-867
  4. Doiron D, Jones G, Savage E, Healthy, Wealthy and Isured? The Role of Self-Assessed Health in the Demand for Private Health Insurance, 2008,

    Health Economics, 17: 317-334

  5. Savage E, Wright D, 2003, Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection in Australian Private Hospitals: 1989-90, Journal of Health Economics, 22: 331-359