PARC Study - Economics Working Group

Professor George Hutchinson is an economist from the Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use, QUB and chairs the PARC Economics Working Group.

This group is primarily responsible for an economic analysis on the cost-effectiveness of the CCG, particularly in terms of health benefits.

The group is also interested in looking at the impact the change in level of crime, availability of paths and green space, and the availability of facilities and amenities has on the amount of walking people do in their local area. 

In addition, the group is involved in the Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme, helping produce an economic evaluation framework.