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Hansen2018BCom PGDipCom (Otago) MEc (ANU) PhD (Otago)

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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, a global online-learning platform.

Paul's teaching includes microeconomics and health economics.

Paul's CV

Paul Hansen's CV (PDF)

1000minds software

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.

1000minds is a web application for Multi-Criteria Decision-Making and discovering people's preferences via Conjoint Analysis (or Discrete Choice Experiments, DCEs).

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.

Visit the 1000minds website to learn more, including to create a trial account and for potential research projects and also teaching resources.

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Paul's public profile

Selected publications

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).

Teaching responsibilities

Paul's courses include:


Taylor, W. J., Tuffaha, H., Hawley, C., Peyton, P., Higgins, A. M., Scuffham, P. A., … Hansen, P., … Morton, R. L. (2023). Embedding stakeholder preferences in setting priorities for health research: Using a discrete choice experiment to develop a multi-criteria tool for evaluating research proposals. PLoS ONE, 18(12), e0295304. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0295304

Agar, D. A., Hansen, P., Rudolfsson, M., & Blagojević, B. (2023). Combining behavioural TOPSIS and six multi-criteria weighting methods to rank biomass fuel pellets for energy use in Sweden. Energy Reports, 10, 706-718. doi: 10.1016/j.egyr.2023.07.007

Del Gado, F., Bissell, L. A., Huang, S., Hansen, P., Johnson, S., & Furst, D. (2023). Development and validation of ranked composite important difference (RCID) score in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 82(Suppl. 1), (pp. 416). doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2023-eular.2638

McGillivray, M., Feeny, S., Hansen, P., Knowles, S., & Ombler, F. (2023). What are valid weights for the Human Development Index? A discrete choice experiment for the United Kingdom. Social Indicators Research, 165, 679-694. doi: 10.1007/s11205-022-03039-9

Babashahi, S., Hansen, P., & Peeters, R. (2023). External validity of multi-criteria preference data obtained from non-random sampling: Measuring cohesiveness within and between groups. Annals of Operations Research, 325, 939-949. doi: 10.1007/s10479-022-05026-2

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