Dr. Anželika Berķe-Berga, a PhD. in business economics, in particular, financial markets and institutions. Her research interests are employee share ownership, stock markets, valuation and behavioural economics.
“The sustainability of health system is not limited to the smart distribution of funds to healthcare service providers. The knowledge, attitude and behaviour at individual level and the resources that family commands for the protection and promotion of health, and the contributions of the schools and educational institutions for health development are critical for a sustainable and responsive health system. Sustainability of the health system is a life course phenomena of the population for whom it is designed”.
– Dr. Anželika Berķe-Berga
Dr. Pavitra Paul, a PhD. in health economics with masters in health economics (international health) and masters in healthcare (hospitals) management. His research streams are (1) linking socioeconomic vulnerability and health, (2) evaluating public policy, and equity of health policies and healthcare services, (3) measuring health systems’ performance and (4) choice modelling for healthcare service/s consumption. He has also provided leadership in managing for-profit hospitals during the first phase (1995-2006) of his professional career. His basic education is in medicine.
“An equitable health of the population is the reflection of three-in-one i.e. distributive justice in resource allocation, an evidence informed public policy-in-action and an efficient health system.”
– Dr. Pavitra Paul
Dr. Rodica Ianole-Călin is a PhD. in Behavioural Economics. Her research interests are in the area of consumption and saving behaviours, extending to applied work in health and education.
“In conjunction with more rigorous and robust data analysis techniques, there is a growing need to identify patterns of human behaviour that often contribute to the inefficiencies in health systems. We need to focus on more experimental research, and to reflect upon initiatives like choice architecture and nudging strategies.”
– Dr. Rodica Ianole-Călin