Non solum data. Data sine monito oculo nihil sunt.
It’s not only data. Data is nothing without a curious eye.

Hi there!  I’m Gatien.

Field health economist at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) @ Johns Hopkins University.

My specialty is getting to know and analyze the economic burden of disease through costing and willingness-to-pay. I also worked for a few years on health literacy, open access publishing, waiting times for health care, and universal health coverage.

And I’m an amateur blogger.

Gatien de Broucker


I am Patrice, a labour and education economist.

I have been collaborating for many years with the OECD’s education indicators project. My research activities have covered many issues in education and labour, such as youth labour market, human capital development, and determinants of school performance.

And I’m Gatien’s father.

Patrice de Broucker

Recent Posts

The difference between a cost and a price

Let’s start this series with a fundamental question on the economic approach: Why is there a difference between a cost and a price ? Understanding the difference between a cost and a price is key in understanding economics. As we look at people, economists pay attention to everyone’s perspective – even when they’re aggregated in … Continue reading The difference between a cost and a price

Aging in Japan: The magnitude of the challenge

Demographic changes are tsunami: it flows through all aspects of personal life, social structures, labour market and economy. For the last fifty years and as projected for the next decades for as long as one can make projections, Japan experiences an extended, severe wave of aging. This post looks at the magnitude of the challenge.

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