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I am a Professor of Economics in the School of Business. I am a graduate of Newcastle University (BSc Agric Econ) with a PhD from Manchester University. Formerly Lord Richard Percy Fellow in the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle, I moved to Dundee in 1995.
I am a founding member of Scottish Health Economics (SHE), which is a collaboration of health economists from Scotland’s Universities, NHS and Government and aims to support, promote and further develop health economics in Scotland by bringing together researchers and users of health economics to explore the development and application of health economics in Scotland.
I have served on the Scientific Review Panel for successive iHEA World Congresses, and am also a member of the Health Economic Study Group and Royal Economic Society.
My major research interests lie in the area of applied microeconomics with a particular focus on the empirical analysis of welfare and inequality issues in a number of distinct fields of economic inquiry. A common theme linking much of my work is the development and application of modelling frameworks to enhance understanding of the distributional implications of economic policies and societal change.
An agricultural economist by training, I have an established profile within this field for my work on the economic welfare of the farming community and the redistributive impacts of the Common Agricultural Policy. More broadly, since moving to Dundee, I have also published on the evolution of the racial wage hierarchy in the South African labour market; imperfect competition among multiproduct firms; and the characterisation and measurement of income mobility as a process of distributional transformation.
However, the main focus of my research over the past decade has been on the dynamic relationship between health and socioeconomic status. The importance of this topic stems from the increasing recognition among policy makers that reductions in socioeconomic health inequalities will not be achieved through health policies and health care systems alone but will require action across the whole range of public policies that impact on the health of individuals and communities. My research in this emerging field seeks to develop longitudinal or follow-up methods to determine whether health inequalities primarily arise from chronic or transient patterns of social disadvantage, to monitor and explain changes in health inequalities over time, and to evaluate interventions designed to tackle health inequalities.
My most recent work establishes an ordinal framework for the comparative analysis of the performance of health care organisations. Specifically, we propose novel stratification indices to measure the scale of the postcode lottery faced by patients as a result of the geographical variation in the quality of GP services. Elimination of this postcode lottery would provide a measurable, policy-relevant objective to the extent that discrimination between patients on the basis of where they live is due to factors within the control of the national health service.
- Economic Policy
- Economics of an Unequal World
- Applied Research Methods
- Health Inequalities
Doctor of Social Science, University of Manchester
Award Date: 1 Jan 1987
Bachelor of Science, Newcastle University
Award Date: 1 Jan 1983
An investigation of the stability of patients’ treatment preferences over the course of a clinical trialAllanson, P., Brown, E., Kopasker, D. & Kwiatkowski, A., 1 Jun 2020, In: Value in Health. 23, 6, p. 775-781 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 300: Axiomatic derivation of a between-group stratification index for ordinal health and well-being dataAllanson, P., Jul 2020, United Kingdom: University of Dundee, p. 1-16, 16 p. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; no. 300).
Research output: Working paper › Discussion paperFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 301: The role of selective mortality in the dynamics of SES-related health inequality across the lifecycleAllanson, P. & Petrie, D., Aug 2020, United Kingdom: University of Dundee, p. 1-40, 40 p. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; no. 301).
Research output: Working paper › Discussion paperFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Marginal analysis of income mobility effects by income source with an application to the agricultural policy mixAllanson, P., Feb 2019, In: Journal of Agricultural Economics. 70, 1, p. 259-266 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)26 Downloads (Pure)
Kwiatkowski, A., Martin, R. N., Harwood, C. A., Ismail, F., Lear, J. T., Thomson, J., Hasan, Z., Wali, G. N., Milligan, A., Crawford, L., Ahmed, I., Duffy, H., Proby, C. M. & Allanson, P. F., 1 Apr 2019, In: British Journal of Dermatology. 180, 4, p. 902-909 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)161 Downloads (Pure)
Jonathan Urch (Organiser), Pete Downes (Chair), Nic Beech (Presenter), Chris Rowland (Presenter), Jon Dowell (Presenter), Christian Kaunert (Member), Jeanette Paul (Presenter), Yu Zhu (Presenter), Mark Field (Presenter), Niamh Nic Daeid (Presenter), Anton Gartner (Presenter), Stephen Parkes (Presenter), Thilo Kroll (Presenter), Rachel Menzies (Presenter), Mairi Scott (Presenter), Barbara Illsley (Presenter), Matthias Klaes (Presenter), Jon Rogers (Presenter), Paul Allanson (Presenter), Paul Harris (Presenter), Christopher Whatley (Presenter), Michael Marra (Presenter) & Alyson Leslie (Presenter)8 Jan 2015 → 9 Jan 2015
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar