October 1, 2020 – 9:00 am
October 2, 2020 – 6:00 pm

SDA Bocconi School of Management
Via Sarfatti 10, 20136 Milano

SDA Bocconi School of Management


Milano, October 1-2 2020



The Italian Health Economics Association invites scholars to submit contributions investigating the current global health emergency and its impact on healthcare systems.
As the emergency spreads across the globe, health systems are facing enormous pressure to both manage COVID-19 patients and maintain essential services. Hit by unprecedent stress test, the systems need to ensure they have well-functioning plans to deal with the advancing outbreak, including provisions for increased numbers of staff, hospital beds, and supplies. As these challenges grow, governments and policymakers are calling for clear and comparable health systems evidence to inform their policies and to strengthen their capacity to respond to this unprecedented crisis.

These unprecedented times offer a unique occasion for scholars to investigate strengths and weaknesses of different systems and policy responses. The 25th annual conference of Italian Health Economics Associations is a unique opportunity to bring together academics, healthcare practitioners and policy makers to discuss these learning lessons. Contributions can be theoretical, empirical or policy oriented and in the areas of the health economics, policy and management.

In addition to the main theme of the conference, contributions addressing the following topics will also be considered (but not restricted to the list below):

  • Ageing, savings and retirement
  • Administrative data for health research
  • Clinical pathways and managed care
  • Determinants of health: equity, poverty, well-being
  • Evaluation of health policies
  • Health, labor, social security system
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Population health
  • Rationing and priority setting
  • Sustainability, quality and efficiency of health care services

Papers can be presented using the following types of presentations:

  • Oral session, four presentations in 90 minutes, which includes 18 min presentations and 4 min floor discussion.
  • Poster Session
  • Ph.D/ Young research fellows session, devoted to the presentation of a limited number of papers selected by the Scientific Committee. Joint papers are allowed but all authors must be less than 35 years old. Discussants of the accepted papers will be chosen by the Scientific Committee.
  • Panel (Organised) Sessions, Panel sessions usually involve up to three/four papers on a specific topic moderated by a session chair.

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to by July 15th 2020. Abstract can be submitted either in English or in Italian, according to the guidelines below:

  1. For “Oral presentations”, “Oral presentations in Ph.D students / Young research fellows” and “Poster” sessions author(s) have to submit an abstract no longer than 5,000 characters including spaces, which includes:
    • name(s) of author(s) and affiliation (author presenting the study should be marked with an asterisk); corresponding author’s e-mail address and telephone number;
    • topic of the paper (choosing from the above-listed topics) or “Open session”;
    • presentation format (oral, Ph.D students / Young research fellows, and poster);
    • title, background, objectives, methodology, main (expected) results.
  2. For “Panel (Organised) sessions” author(s) have to submit an abstract no longer than 8,000 characters including spaces, which includes:
    • title of the Panel (Organised) Session;
    • topic of the Panel (Organised) Session (choosing from the above-listed topics) or “Open session”;
    • name, e-mail address, telephone number and affiliation of the Session’s Co-ordinator(s);
    • name(s) of author(s) presenting in the Panel Session and affiliation (no more than 4 Oral presentations per Panel);
    • title, background, objectives, methodology, main (expected) results.
AIES Young Researcher Award

Authors who want to compete for the “AIES Young Researcher Award” for the papers presented in the in the Ph.D students / Young research fellows session must explicitly state it in their submissions and must present an original and unpublished paper at the conference. All authors must be less than 35 years old to be eligible for the award.


All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and acceptance/rejection will be communicated by July 31st 2020. Review will consider consistency, methodological rigour and policy relevance. Abstract rejected for oral presentations cannot be presented in the Poster Session.
The Scientific Committee will allocate contributions to appropriate sessions, according to the subject discussed and methodology.


Participation fee to the Conference is 200 Euros (for AIES members, including the annual Association Fee) and 250 Euros (AIES non-members). An additional fee will be required for Social Dinner.
Participation fee, to be paid by XXX, is not reimbursable.
All information regarding the Conference will be published on the AIES website:


Marcello Montefiori, Università di Genova, Genova
Cinzia Di Novi, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia
Amelia Compagni, Università Bocconi, Milano
Stefano Villa, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan


Michela Bobini
Francesca Lecci
Francesco Longo
Luigi Preti
Aleksandra Torbica
(Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management CERGAS- SDA Bocconi School of Management Universita’ Luigi Bocconi)


SDA Bocconi School of Management
Via Sarfatti 10
20136 Milano


Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management
SDA Bocconi School of Management
Universita’ Luigi Bocconi