The Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit is a joint collaboration between the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York and the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and the University of Kent.

ESHCRU is supported by a grant awarded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme: Policy Research Unit in Economics of Health and Social Care Systems.



The aim of the ESHCRU is to inform and guide policy-making in the health and social care sectors (H&SC) by undertaking high quality, robust and policy-relevant research, based on the discipline of economics. This research will help to improve the health and well-being of the population, reflecting distributional concerns and population diversity.


Work programme

Our work programme is organised under three main work-streams:

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