Professor Karl Theodore
Director of the HEU, Centre for Health Economics at The
University of the West Indies.
Prof Emeritus Karl Theodore is the Director of the HEU, Centre for Health Economics at The University of the West Indies. As a professor of economics on the St. Augustine Campus, he
taught Public Sector Economics and Fiscal Policy and Development as well as Health Economics. His early work focused on fiscal policy, including tax reform issues, the social sectors including health and social security, and public policy in general.
In shifting his focus to health Prof. Theodore has concentrated on the efficiency of health systems and on the way these systems touch the lives of the ordinary people in these countries. In this respect much of his work has focused on the health financing system and the cost of providing health care.
Professor Theodore continues to lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals with extensive experience in National Health Insurance and Social Security and has co-authored research on fiscal space for the health sector as well as on the economic impact of HIV/AIDS and non-communicable diseases.