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Project Collaborator

Stefan Ecks

Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh


Stefan Ecks co-founded Edinburgh University’s Medical Anthropology program. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in India, Nepal, Myanmar, and the UK. Recent work focuses on an embodied theory of value, global pharmaceutical markets, changing ideas of depression, poverty and access to healthcare, and relations between multimorbidity and chronic medication use. Publications include Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India (New York University Press, 2013), Living Worth: Value and Values in Global Pharmaceutical Markets (Duke University Press, 2022), as well as many journal articles on the intersections between health and economics.


Unpacking the Value of Health Insurance in India: Fostering Dialogue Amongst Methodologies

2014 – 2016