External Seminar: Carol Propper (Imperial College London)

Online - hosted via Zoom
Wednesday 12 October 2022 (16:00-17:30)

Join us for the fourth event in our External Seminar Series with guest speaker Carol Propper (Imperial College London).

In this online annual Peter Sinclair lecture, Professor Carol Propper will speak about what her research in health economics can teach us about building a better healthcare system. How do patients pick their family doctor? Is competition good for the quality of the NHS? What drives inequalities in health care access? And most importantly, how can economics as a discipline help build an NHS that works for everyone?


Carol Propper is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School in the Department of Economics and Public Policy.

Carol was made a Dame in the 2021 New Year's Honours in recognition of her public services to health and economics.

Her research focuses on the impact of incentives on the quality of health care delivery and health system productivity and, more widely, on the design and consequences of incentives within the public sector and the boundary between the state and private markets.

She was Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at Imperial Business School 2016-19, Co-Director and Director of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation at the University of Bristol between1998-2009 and Co-Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at London School of Economics between 1997-2007. From 2016 she has been Deputy Editor of VOX EU.

She is the current President of the Royal Economic Society and a member of President Macron of France expert commission on major economic challenges. She has undertaken a wide range of public service activities including Chair of the ESRC Research Grants Board 2005-09, member of the ESRC Council 2005-09, member of the Royal Economic Society council 2000-2005.

Carol was awarded a CBE for her services to social science in 2010. The accolade recognises Carol’s research into public economics and economics of health care as well as her work with colleagues from other social science and medical disciplines. She was elected as a fellow of the British Academy in 2014 and an international fellow of the National Academy of Medicine in 2018.