Anthony J Culyer is emeritus professor of economics at York (England); Senior Fellow at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto; Chair, NICE International Advisory Group, London, England; and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

He was the founding Organiser of the UK Health Economists’ Study Group. For 33 years he was the founding co-editor, with Joe Newhouse, of Journal of Health Economics. He was founding Vice Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is Editor-in-Chief of the on-line Encyclopaedia of Health Economics. He was responsible for the 1994 report that led to the redesign of the NHS’s R&D system. For many years he was chair of the Department of Economics & Related Studies at York and, for six of them, was also deputy vice-chancellor. In Ontario he helped to found the Citizens’ Council and the Occupational Cancer Research Centre.

He is the 2015 recipient of the Baxter Foundation’s William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, the 2015 Emmett Hall Laureate and Hall Lecturer and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award.

He has published widely, mostly in health economics. The third edition of his The Dictionary of Health Economics (Edward Elgar) came out in 2014. A collection of his non-technical essays called The Humble Economist is available on-line free of charge.