Professor Anthony Scott

Professorial Research Fellow and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
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Contact details:

Phone: +61 3 8344 2115
Fax: +61 3 8344 2111

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Level 5, Faculty of Business and Economics Building, 111 Barry Street, The University of Melbourne


Tony leads the Health Economics Research Program at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, and jointly co-ordinates the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group.  He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. Tony is an National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Health Economics and Health Economics. He leads the Centre of Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics ( Funded by the NHMRC, the Centre runs a large nationally representative panel survey of physicians - Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL). Tony’s research interests focus on the behaviour of physicians, health workforce, incentives and performance, and primary care.

Research Interests / Current Projects

Tony's research interests include the role of financial and other incentives in changing the behaviour and improving the performance of health care providers, with a focus on general practice and primary care and the labour markets of health care professionals. Tony is principal investigator on the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment of Life panel survey of 10,498 doctors, with Wave 4 due to go out in 2011 ( Funded by the NHMRC, this project focuses on labour supply and participation decisions by doctors, including mobility across geographical areas. De-identified data are available for others to use. He is also principal investigator on an NHMRC Partnerships Project grant: Measuring and explaining hospital performance. This is funded for 5 years with the Department of Health (Victoria) as a research partner.