Using social welfare analysis to evaluate health and environmental interventions
BCEPS invites you to join our inaugural seminar series on Climate Change and Priority Setting in Health. We aim to examine to what extent climate change can, and should, be integrated into priority setting in health.
Lecturer: Maddelena Ferranna
Dr. Ferranna is a research associate in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. She is interested in issues of intra- and inter-generational equity in relation to environmental and health risks.
The presentation will discuss the use of social welfare functions to assess the value of interventions that have both health and non-health outcomes, and whose impacts are heterogeneously distributed across socio-demographic groups, countries, and time.
Relevant background reading:
- Valuing Health Impacts In Climate Policy: Ethical Issues And Economic Challenges, Health Affairs, 2020 (Open Access)
- The Social Cost of Carbon: Valuing Inequality, Risk and Population for Climate Policy, The Monist, 2020 (Open Access