Dr Henry Cutler
Centre for Health Economy
Dr Henry Cutler is the inaugural Director of the Centre for the Health Economy at Macquarie University. In this role, Henry’s primary interest is investigating the Health Economy at the macro level, with particular focus on the interdependencies of these systems with each other, and the broader economy. His research focuses on economic evaluation, policy analysis, and forecasting in health and human services using a variety of economic tools and modelling techniques, including economic evaluation, choice modelling, panel data econometrics, Markov modelling, decision tree analysis, geospatial mapping, and survey design and implementation. Henry has undertaken major projects on health and aged care reform, private health insurance, hospital efficiency, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, blood products, integrated care, hearing services, health care workforce, and mental health care.
He currently leads the Macquarie University Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) Evaluator Group. He has a PhD (Economics) from UNSW Sydney, where his research focused on increasing efficiency within the health care system by allocating government spending to areas most valued by society. Dr Cutler also has a B.Bus (UTS, 1997), M.Ec (Hons) (USYD, 2002), PhD (Economics) (UNSW, 2009). Prior to Macquarie University, Henry was the national lead of KPMG’s health economics group, and led Access Economics’ Sydney health and social policy team. He has also been a senior economist at the Centre for International Economics.