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Academic Background

Research Interests:

  • Health economics
  • Applied Health (micro)Econometrics
  • Biosocial research
  • Public Economics

Dr Apostolos Davillas has published papers in the Journal of Health Economics (3 papers), Health Economics (5 papers), Social Science & Medicine, Economics & Human Biology (5 papers), and in high impact interdisciplinary journals. 

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Apostolos Davillas research covers a range of topics such as the determinants of health, health care demand, utilisation of health services and health care costs, the economics of obesity, disability, the economics of disease prevention, and socioeconomic inequalities in health. Apostolos is also particularly interested in the survey measurement of health and the use of biomarker data as health indicators for social science and (health) economics research.

On these topics, Apostolos has published papers in the Journal of Health EconomicsHealth EconomicsSocial Science & Medicine, Economics & Human Biology, and in high impact interdisciplinary journals (PLOS One and Scientific Reports). 

Further information on his research can be found on his personal:

http://www.apostolosdavillas.com. 

Career

Dr. Apostolos Davillas joined UEA as a Lecturer in Health Economics in 2020. Before this, he worked as a tenured Research Fellow (and, previously, as a postdoctoral researcher) at the Institute for Social & Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex (2013-2019).

He leads the Health Economics Theme within Norwich Medical School.  

Currently, Apostolos is the Principal Investigator for a large scale ESRC grant on the survey measurement of health. This is scheduled to begin in June 2021. 

Overall, Apostolos has been awarded research funding that exceeds £1.5 million as a Principal Investigator, Co-investigator (or Fellow). 

His research has been used to inform health policy, acknowledged in a number of policy reports by the Congressional Budget Office, Public Health England and the Mental Health Research Advisory Group, Scottish Government. 

Apostolos research is also frequently featured in national and international media outlets, which among others include: the VoxEUthe Guardian, Politico, Newsweek, inews and Daily Mail

Apostolos obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Patras, Greece in March 2014. He also holds an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York, U.K., a BA (Hons) in Economics and a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Patras, Greece. 

External Activities

Associate Editor - Oxford Open Economics

Academic Editor - PLOS Global Public Health 

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research Fellow, Global Labor Organization (GLO) & RWI- Research Network 

Research Affiliate, HEDG, University of York and IZA 

Research Associate, ISER, University of Essex

Apostolos is a Program Chair for the iHEA 2019 Congress at Basel and the iHEA 2021 Congress at Cape Town. He is also an assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC). 

His research has been featured at the voxeu, the Guardian, Politico, Newsweek, and the Society Now magazine (ESRC), among others. 

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