For four decades Robert G. Evans has been Canada’s foremost health policy analyst and commentator, playing a leadership role in the development of both health economics and population health at home and internationally.

Robert G. Evans, PhD, Faculty, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research Emeritus Professor, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC. He can br reached at bob.evans@ubc.ca

The Undisciplined Economist 

 

Of Mussels and Men 

Health, Wealth and the Price of Oil 

Migrants, Manpower and Math in the Coming Europe

Dummheit   

“Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give a Damn”   

Waste, Economists and American Healthcare   

"It Doesn't Have to Be This Way"   

Putting Some Mustard into Economic Growth   

A Casualty in the Class War: Canada's Medicare   

The Sorcerer's Apprentices   

Hancocked: Manulife and the Limits of Private Health Insurance   

Stumbling over Iron Rice Bowls: The Quest for Integrated Continuing Care for the Elderly   

The TSX Gives a Short Course in Health Economics: It's the Prices, Stupid!  

Tough on Crime? Pfizer and the CIHR   

The Blind Men, the Elephant and the CT Scanner   

Kafka, New Orleans, the OARs and the KT Boundary   

Baneful Legacy: Medicare and Mr. Trudeau   

From World War to Class War: The Rebound of the Rich   

There's No Reason for It, It's Just Our Policy   

The Iron Chancellor and the Fabian   

Dismal Science   

Old Bones, New Data: Emmett Hall, Private Insurance and the Defeat of Pharmacare  

Thomas McKeown, Meet Fidel Castro: Physicians, Population Health and the Cuban Paradox  

Plastic Brains               

Mr. Harrington, Self-Rated Health and the Canadian Chicken 

Green Leviathan? Thomas Hobbes, Joel Bakan and Arnold Schwarzenegger;

Fat Zombies, Pleistocene Tastes, Autophilia and the "Obesity Epidemic"  

Articles by Robert G. Evans and others:

Will Paying the Piper Change the Tune?   Jason M. Sutherland, Morris L. Barer, Robert G. Evans and R. Trafford Crump 

Two Wings and a Prayer: Should Canada Make It Easier for Canadian Doctors Trained Abroad to Enter Practice Here?  Morris L. Barer, Robert G. Evans and Lindsay Hedden

Diagnosing Senescence: Contributions to Physician Expenditure Increases in British Columbia, 1996/97 to 2005/06   Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Robert G. Evans, Morris L. Barer, Kerry J. Kerluke and Rachael McKendry 

Pharaoh and the Prospects for Productivity in HHR   Robert G. Evans, Morris L. Barer and David G. Schneider 

Richard III, Barer-Stoddart and the Daughter of Time   Robert G. Evans and Kimberlyn M. McGrail 

Income-Based Drug Coverage in British Columbia: Lessons for BC and the Rest of Canada   Steve Morgan, Robert G. Evans, Gillian E. Hanley, Patricia A. Caetano and Charlyn Black 

High Reliability versus High Autonomy: Dryden, Murphy and Patient Safety   Robert G. Evans, Karen Cardiff and Sam Sheps 

The Doctor is Out: Physician Participation in the Rationed Access Day Work Stoppage in British Columbia, 1998/99   Robert J. Reid, David Schneider, Morris Barer, Robin Hanvelt, Kimberlyn McGrail, Nino Pagliccia and Robert G. Evans 

Strangulation or Rationalization? Costs and Access in Canadian Hospitals   Morris L. Barer, Steven G. Morgan and Robert G. Evans  

Podcasts

High Reliability versus High Autonomy: Dryden, Murphy and Patient Safety   Robert G. Evans, Karen Cardiff and Sam Sheps

Baneful Legacy: Medicare and Mr. Trudeau

From World War to Class War: The Rebound of the Rich

The Blind Men, the Elephant and the CT Scanner

Kafka, New Orleans, the OARs and the KT Boundary