A research chair in partnership between
the AP-HP and Paris School of Economics


The Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) and Paris School of Economics (PSE) have created mid-2014. “Hospinnomics – hospital, innovation, economics” Research Chair. This research chair aims at getting together economists for them to have an impact on decision-making, and aims at developing evaluation and experimental methods to maximize the available resources in the service of patients.

“Hospinnomics – hospital, innovation, economics” is born under the will and meeting of two personalities:

  • Martin Hirsch,
    Director of the AP-HP, who wanted to launch an academic structure in
    health economics, in order to document decisions taken in terms of
    organisation and investments, as they condition efficiency, equity and
    costs of access of patients cared for by AP-HP.
  • Pierre-Yves Geoffard,
    Director of the PSE, who wanted to keep on opening economics research
    to other fields and bringing it closer to decision-makers and general
    audience. With the creation of Hospinnomics, the AP-HP
    and PSE have set themselves a double objective: to orient academic
    research in health economics towards more pragmatism (“Policy-oriented research”) and to allow health actors to base their decisions on scientific evaluations (“Evidence-based policy”). A feasibility study has made it possible to specify the conditions necessary to achieve this double objective.


The four main missions of “Hospinnomics” are:

  • Research
  • Decision-making
  • Education
  • Broad dissemination

A dual objective is targeted by AP-HP and PSE: on one hand, to develop academic research that will have an impact on decision-making, and on the other hand to contribute towards more evidence-based decisions in the health sector. The experience shows that this ambition is relevant, but hard to reach. Early 2014, a large benchmark study has been conducted and helped to frame the constraints and key success factors.

Chair’s holders

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Lise Rochaix – PSE and University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Professo