Dr Robert Pryce

Robert Pryce

Research Associate

University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Office: Ground floor open-plan

Tel: 0114 222 0833
Fax: 0114 222 0749

Email: r.e.pryce@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-4853-0719



I joined ScHARR in September 2015 as a Research Associate, working within the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group. I completed my PhD in Health Economics at Lancaster University, where my thesis covered the demand for alcohol.


Research Interests

I am mostly interested in the economics of alcohol, although I have a broad interest in the economics of addiction and addictive behaviours including smoking, drug use, and gambling.

I have a general interest in all areas of Health Economics, as well as Labour Economics, Education Economics and Applied Microeconometrics.



PhD., Health Economics, Lancaster University, 2016

MSc., Economics and Health Economics, University of Sheffield, 2012

BA Accounting & Financial Management and Economics, University of Sheffield, 2011


Previous Appointment

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Lancaster University, 2012-2015

Research Analyst, RAND Europe, 2014


Funding and Awards

NIHR Studentship, MSc Economics and Health Economics, tuition and living stipend

ESRC CASE Scholarship, PhD Health Economics, tuition and enhanced living stipend


Invited Conference Talks

Health Economists' Study Group Meeting, Sheffield, January 2014

Health Economists' Study Group Meeting, Lancaster, June 2015

International Health Economics Association Congress, Milan, July 2015

Kettil Bruun Society Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium, Stockholm, May 2016

International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking, Las Vegas, June 2016


Professional Service

Referee, Addiction

Referee, International Journal of Drug Policy

Member, ScHARR Staff Development Group


Professional Memberships

Health Economists' Study Group

Royal Economic Society

International Health Economics Association

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles


  • Pryce RE, Buykx P, Gray L, Stone T, Drummond C & Brennan A (2017) Estimates of alcohol dependence in England based on APMS 2014, including estimates of children living in a household with an adult with alcohol dependence. Prevalence, trends, and amenability to treatment RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brennan A, Buykx P, Pryce RE, Jones A, Hill-McManus D, Stone T, Ally A, Gillespie D, Meier P, Alston R , Cairns D et al (2016) An Evidence-Based Model for Estimating Requirements for Specialist Alcohol Treatment Capacity in England The Specialist Treatment for Alcohol Model (STreAM) Version 1.0 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pryce RE, Angus C, Holmes J, Meier P & Brennan A (2016) Model-based appraisal of the comparative impact of Minimum Unit Pricing and taxation policies in Scotland. An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 3, RIS download Bibtex download

Working papers

  • Pryce RE, Walker I & Wheeler R () How much of a problem is problem gambling?. Lancaster Economics Working Paper Series, 2017/011. RIS download Bibtex download