Research Tools

The Center for Health Economics and Policy is committed to creating and publishing a diverse set of tools to help researchers access, utilize, and analyze data.

Cost Effectiveness Tool

Users answer questions about their research to obtain customized information and advice on research design, available data, examples, and suggested readings in the areas of Cost and Cost Effectiveness Analysis. Click here to access the tool.

Policy Analysis Toolkit

A guide for researchers on being policy relevant. Click here to access the toolkit.

“Focus On” Series

The”Focus On” series highlights¬†various analytic tools that support research in health economics and policy in a succinct, accessible style.

Focus on Data: Health Policy Analysis Using MEPS Restricted Data
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), which began in 1996, is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, (doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, etc.), and employers across the United States.


The Center will regularly release new tools focused on data, methods, policy, and more in the coming months. Please check back here any time, and subscribe to our email newsletter to receive notifications about new resources as they are made available.