5 Haziran 2018 Semineri

Two Resource Allocation Problems in Global Health
Alec Morton
University of Strathclyde

Abstract
This talk will focus on a resource allocation of healthcare resources in low and middle income countries. The talk is stimulated by consultancy work for a major donor of development aid. We will discuss two problems – one of balancing “vertical” investments in disease programmes (such as purchasing bednets for malaria) with investments which strengthen the health system as a whole (e.g. improving systems for vital registration); the other of deciding the correct balance of funding between a donor and a recipient. We will model these problems with quadratic and bilevel programmes respectively and discuss the structural behaviour of such models.

Short Bio
Alec Morton has degrees from the University of Manchester and the University of Strathclyde. He has worked for Singapore Airlines, the National University of Singapore, and the London School of Economics, has held visiting positions at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Aalto University in Helsinki, and the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, and has been on secondment at the National Audit Office. His main interests are in decision analysis and health economics, and he is one of the developers of the STAR toolkit sponsored by the Health Foundation. He is a member of the International Decision Support Initiative and the Health Service Research Center of USTC.

Alec has been active in the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society and the OR Society. He is on the Editorial Board of Decision Analysis and is an Associate Editor for the EURO Journal on Decision Processes, the Transactions of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and OR Spectrum. His papers have won awards from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and the Society for Risk Analysis. His book Portfolio Decision Analysis with Jeff Keisler and Ahti Salo won the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society publication award in 2013 and his paper "CUT: A Multicriteria Approach for Concavifiable Preferences" (with Nikos Argyris and Jose Figueira) was a finalist for the same prize in 2016.

Venue
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 1.30 pm in IE03