Roger Bate researches international and domestic health policy, with a special interest in medicines. He has a PhD in applied economics from Cambridge University.
His writings have appeared in, among others, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Lancet, PLoS Medicine, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, the Malaria Journal, and the British Medical Journal. He has been an advisor to the South African Government.
Dr Bate conducted extensive research in India and numerous Africa countries on the public health consequences of the counterfeit and substandard medicine trade. He has published over two dozen peer reviewed papers on the problem, especially with respect to antimalarial medicines and is author of Phake: The Deadly World of Falsified and Substandard Medicines (AEI Press, May 2012). He is the author or editor of 14 books and over 1,000 journal and newspaper articles (selected examples are listed below).His broader interests include aid policy in the developing world, evaluating the performance and effectiveness of both US Government agencies (especially FDA and USAID) and global agencies (especially World Bank and WHO).
He was the co-founder with Julian Morris of the Frederic Bastiat Journalism Prize, co-founder with Richard Tren of Africa Fighting Malaria, where he remains on the board of directors. He is also a fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London.