American-European Health Economics Study Group – V Edition

Call for papers
Harvard University

Location: Harvard University
Theme: Health Economics and Policy
Dates: July 1st and 2nd, 2020
Participation fees: £250
Deadline for full paper submissions: 30 January 2020
Decision of acceptance: 25 February 2020

This study group provides a forum of two days for bringing together graduates and researchers who wish to discuss work in progress and explore opportunities for new research related health economics. Participants are expected to attend the entire meeting and take an active part as either author or discussant. The gala dinner of the workshop will take on 1st of July.

Keynote speakers:

Marcella Alsan (Harvard), Pierre Azoulay (MIT)
David Bradford (Georgia), Danielle Li (MIT)

Scientific Committee: R. Conti (Harvard), M. Darden (Hopkins), O. Giuntella (Pittsburgh), M. Hernandez Veras (UCL), M. Limdenboom (Amsterdam), J. Mullay (Wisconsin), G. Pasini (Venice) R. Sadun (Harvard), L. Siciliani (York) J. Skinner (Dartmouth), D. Slusky (Kentucky), A. Stern (Harvard), G. Turati (Cattolica), J. Winter (Munich)
Local organizers: Amitabh Chandra (Harvard), Francesco Moscone (Brunel) and Catia Nicodemo (Oxford)

Full papers should be sent in electronic form to One paper per coauthor is admitted. For further information please contact

Health Economics Seminars – A.A. 2019/2020

Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia
Sponsored by Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Giandomenico Romagnosi
  1. Wednesday 9 October From 13:00 until 14:00 Board Room Andrew Jones Professor of Economics, University of York (UK) – “Equity, opportunity and health”
  2. Tuesday 15 October From 13:00 until 14:00 Common Room Gilberto Turati Professor of Economics, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Roma – “Corruption, Mass Media and Medical Staff Behavior: The Case of Organ Donation”
  3. Wednesday 23 October From 13:00 until 14:00 Board Room Joanna Coast Professor in the Economics of Health and Care, University of Bristol (UK) – “Challenges in the economic evaluation of end of life care… and some solutions”
  4. Wednesday 13 November From 13:00 until 14:00 Board Room Silvana Robone Professor of Economics, University of Insubria – “The effects of health shocks on risk preferences: do personality trait matter?”
  5. Tuesday 19 November From 13:00 until 14:00 Board Room Jörg Baten Director Chair of Economic History, University of Tubingen (Germany) – “Gender inequality of health and nutrition in longterm perspective”
  6. Wednesday 11 December From 13:00 until 14:00 Board Room Vincenzo Carrieri Professor of Economics, University of Catanzaro – “Do-it-Yourself medicine? The impact of (unintended) light cannabis liberalization on drug prescriptions in Italy”
  7. To be assigned Rosella Levaggi Professor of Economics, University of Brescia
  8. To be assigned Luigi Siciliani Professor of Economics, University of York (UK)
  9. Wednesday 11 March From 13:00 until 14:00 Board Room Chiara Orsini Lecturer in Economics University of Sheffield (UK) – “Parental Human Capital Traits and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children”


Oxford University, 17-18 October 2019
Nuffield Department of Primary Care

This two-day course will serve as an introduction to some of the concepts and principles in the economics of health and health care. It will provide an in-depth understanding of the tools usually used by health economists to address issues of health policy. Econometric techniques to evaluate public health interventions and policy will be used. This two-day course covers a range of econometric evaluation techniques that are used to measure policy impacts. Consideration is given to standard regression-based approaches, instrumental methods, difference-in-differences and matching methods using statistical packages.
Aimed at PhD, MPhil and MD students, researchers, NHS professionals, GPs, managers, CEOs interested in pursuing a high-stake career in the field, this programme provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy.

Course content: The course will cover: Health policy and economic principles and the distinction between health and health care. Health care as an economic commodity. How markets and insurance markets work, and how they can fail for health care and health insurance. Incentive mechanisms and principal-agent relationships in health care. Hospital competition and Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) payment schemes. Economic evaluation. The course will combine theory and applied methods using case studies and data analysis.

European Health Economics Association(EuHEA)

On behalf of the European Health Economics Association and the Portuguese Association of Health Economics (APES) it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 6th EuHEA PhD Student-Supervisor and Early Career Researcher Conference, taking place between the 4th and 6th of September, at Católica Porto Business School, in Porto, Portugal.


Genova, 13 – 14 Settembr 2019
Advanced Pharmaco & Health Economics (APHEC)

On the 13rd and 14th of September 2019 the Centre for Health Economics Aphec has been organized the 1st Aphec (AdvancedPharmaco&HealthEconomics – Workshop.
The deadline to submit a paper is May 31st, 2019.