The Compensation and Productivity of Health Economists: Results of the 2018 Survey of ASHEcon Membership
This session presents results from the 2018 survey of the membership of ASHEcon. Demographic, employment, publication and citation data will be presented. Health economists’ opinions on public policies will be reported, with comparisons to responses to the previous surveys in 2012 and 2005. Mean salaries by academic rank and type of academic department will be shared, along with salary regressions examining the association of earnings and consulting income with sex, academic unit, research productivity, and subfield of health economics. Hourly rates for consulting work will be presented for various types of clients: expert witness, industry, and government/non-profit. The session will also include the self-reported prevalence of discrimination on the basis of gender or race, with comparisons to the recent professional climate survey by the American Economic Association.