BCom PGDipCom (Otago) MEc (ANU) PhD (Otago)
Paul works mainly in areas related to priority-setting and resource allocation, especially in the health sector.
The co-inventor of 1000minds software (see below), Paul is interested in working with other researchers and students to apply 1000minds to a wide variety of decision-making problems.
Paul also helped start GoSkills.com, a global online-learning platform.
Paul’s teaching includes microeconomics and health economics.
Paul Hansen's CV (PDF)
Paul and his colleagues at 1000minds believe that with better understanding and decision-making, the world will be a better place. That’s why they help organisations, individuals and groups to discover what matters to people, and to make decisions consistently, fairly and transparently.
As well as corporate and government clients, 1000minds is used for research and teaching at 400+ universities and other organisations worldwide. More than 1000 research projects, including 100s of peer-reviewed publications and post-graduate degrees, have been completed or are underway.
Ten of Paul’s Best (according to him :) )
“Rapid development of a tool for prioritizing Covid-19 patients for intensive care” (with M Roy, T Sullivan, F Ombler, M Kiore, A Carr, A Stapleton), Critical Care Explorations, 3, e0368 (2021).
“A new tool for creating personal and social EQ-5D-5L value sets, including valuing ‘dead’” (with T Sullivan, F Ombler, S Derrett, N Devlin), Social Science & Medicine, 246, 112707 (2020).
“How significant are ‘high’ correlations between EQ-5D value sets?” (with F Ombler, M Albert), Medical Decision Making, 38, 635-45 (2018).
“Discovery, research, and development of new antibiotics: the WHO priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and tuberculosis” (with E Tacconelli et al and the WHO Pathogens Priority List working group), The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 18, 318-27 (2018).
“Which health technologies should be funded? A prioritization framework based explicitly on value for money” (with O Golan), Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 1, 44 (2012).
“A new method for scoring multi-attribute value models using pairwise rankings of alternatives” (with F Ombler), Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, 15, 87-107 (2008).
"Logical inconsistencies in survey respondents' health state valuations - a methodological challenge for estimating social tariffs” (with N Devlin, P Kind, A Williams), Health Economics, 12, 529-44 (2003).
“Another graphical proof of Arrow's Impossibility Theorem”, Journal of Economic Education, 33, 217-35 (PDF) (2002).
“The determinants of health care expenditure: a cointegration approach” (with A King), Journal of Health Economics, 15, 127-37 (1996).
“Inference on productivity differentials in multi-sector models of economic growth” (with R Alexander, D Owen), Journal of Development Economics, 51, 315-25 (1996).
Paul’s courses include: