• 2018
    • Management: Ferrè, Vainieri, Giacomelli e Nuti
  • 2017
    • Economics: Matteo Lippi Bruni, Irene Mammi, Cristina Ugolini;
    • Management: Lucia Leporatti, Marta Ameria, Chiara Trincherio; Patrizia Orcamo; Marcello Montefiori
  • 2016
    • Economics: Aleksandra Torbica, Stefano Calciolari, Giovanni Fattore.
    • Management: Anna Prenestini, Stefano Calciolari, Federico Lega, Roberto Grilli
  • 2015
    • Economics: Elisa Iezzi, Matteo Lippi Bruni, Cristina Ugolini.
    • Management: Patrizio Armeni, Amelia Compagni, Francesco Longo


AIES’s Farmafactoring Award was created to recognize Italian excellence in the field of health economics and management with the Award presented to the Italian author(s) of the paper judged to be the best paper published in an international journal in the previous year. The Award is made every year. Each year the Award committee evaluates the papers in terms of importance and originality of contribution, the number of coauthors and the relevance of the journal.

The winner is presented with a plaque at the AIES annual conference.

Most recent Award Winners

2018 Francesca Ferrè: Vainieri, Ferrè, Giacomelli e Nuti. Explaining performance in health care: how and when top management competencies make the difference. health care management review 2017 doi:10.1097/HMR.0000000000000164

  • 2017 Andrea Riganti
  • 2016 Elena Lucchese
  • 2015 Gabriel Facchini


AIES’s Young Researchers prize was created to recognize Italian excellence by young scholars in the field of health economics and management with the award presented to the Italian author(s) of the paper judged to be the best paper presented by an under 35 at the AIES Annual conference. All authors must be less than 35 years old to be eligible for the award.

The Award is made every year. Each year the Award committee evaluates the papers in terms of importance and originality of contribution. The winner is presented with a plaque at the AIES annual conference.

Most recent Award Winners

2017: Andrea Riganti

  • 2019 Monica Aswani, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Differential Impact of Hospital and Community Factors on Medicare Readmission Penalties.
  • 2018 Mujaheed Shaikh and Tobias Muller (Austria/Switzerland),Your retirement and my health behavior: Evidence on retirement externalities from a fuzzy regression discontinuity design.
  • 2017 Raf Van Gestel, University of Antwerp, and Tobias Müller, University of Lucerne, Does My High Blood Pressure Improve Your Survival? Overall and Subgroup Learning Curves in Health.
  • 2013 Joseph Dieleman, IHME, University of Washington, Measuring the displacement and replacement of government health expenditure.
  • 2011 Ranjeeta Thomas, University of York, Conditional cash transfers to improve education and health: an ex ante evaluation of Red de Protección Social, Nicaragua
  • 2009 Pedro Rosa Dias, University of York. Inequality of opportunity in health: evidence from a UK cohort study.
  • 2007 Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder, University of Bristol, Maternal employment and overweight children: does timing matter?
  • 2005 Teresa Bago d’Uva, University of York, Latent class models for utilization of health care.
  • 2003 Paula Gonzalez, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Should physicians’ dual practice be limited? An incentive approach.
  • 2001 Nazmi Sari, Boston University, Do managed care and competition improve quality? Evidence from US hospital markets.
  • 1999 Mathias Kifmann, Universität Konstanz, Community rating in health insurance and different benefit packages.



The International Health Economics Association (iHEA) is pleased to invite nominations for the Annual Student Paper Prize in Health Economics. Nominations should include a brief letter of nomination (250 words max) and a copy of the paper (preferably pdf).

A student is defined as someone currently studying (full or part time) at a higher education institution, at either Masters or Doctoral level. In addition, students who have completed their studies in the year previous to the announcement qualify as long as the paper was written while registered as a student.

Papers can be published or unpublished, but must be in comparable format to a published paper in Journal of Health Economics or Health Economics, of maximum length 8,000 words. Self nomination is acceptable. Papers should be in English. If a submitted paper has more than one author, the student contribution must be at least 75% overall and an accompanying letter must be signed by co-authors to support this, stating the nature of their contribution (conceptualization, analysis, writing etc.). A joint student paper with 50-50 contributions is acceptable. Previous winners are not eligible.

Papers will be reviewed by an International Committee chaired by Professor Bruce Hollingsworth.

The Prize will be subsidized travel and attendance at the 2021 iHEA Congress in Cape Town to present the paper in a Student Prize Special Organised Session chaired by the iHEA President, or Chair of the Prize Committee; the equivalent of US$1,000; and the offer (if the author wishes, and the paper is unpublished) of potential fast track publication in Health Economics, subject to Editorial approval. The papers in 2nd and 3rd place will receive the equivalent of US$250 each and free registration (but not travel) at the 2021 Cape Town iHEA Congress. They will be invited to give brief presentations at the iHEA Congress Student Prize Special Organized Session.

Please submit nominations, and address queries by email to:

Most recent Award Winners

The 2018 and 2019 Student Prize Winners were recognized at the 2019 iHEA Congress in Basel, Switzerland.

  • 2019 Valerie Moran and Rowena Jacobs
  • 2017 Marguerite E. Burns, Barbara L. Wolfe
  • 2015 Roland Sturm, Deborah Cohen
  • 2013 Pinka Chatterji, Sara Markowitz
  • 2011 Michael E. Foster
  • 2009 Bruce Rosen, Nurit Nirel, Revital Gross, Shuli Brammli-Greenberg, Noa Ecker
  • 2007 Vidar Halsteinli, Sverre A.C. Kittelsen, Jon Magnussen
  • 2005 Sara Markowitz, Pinka Chatterji, Robert Kaestner
  • 2003 Eric Slade and David Salkever


The WILLARD MANNING AWARD – 2021 will be assigned on the basis of scientific merit to one article
published in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics during the years 2019 and 2020 (Vol. 22 and Vol. 23).
All the articles accepted by and published in the Journal during the years 2019 and 2020 are eligible for participation.

Detailed and complete information about the WILLARD MANNING AWARD – 2021 is available at


The Ceremony of the WILLARD MANNING AWARD – 2021 will proclaim the Winner during the “Fifteenth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry – Mental Health Services, Economics, Policy Research”, Venice, March 26-28, 2021. The information about the meeting is available at

Most recent Award Winners