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Virtual Essen Health Economics Seminar

09.12.2020

On Monday, December 14 2020, 16:00 - 17:30, George MacKerron (University of Sussex) will present:

Mappiness: Dynamics and Loss Aversion in the Wellbeing of Football Supporters

By joining Mappiness, which is a large panel of momentary happiness data, to detailed information on British football matches between 2010 and 2017, we are able to identify football supporters and the teams they support. After conditioning on expected results for each match using bookmakers’ odds, match events and match results represent exogenous shocks to these supporters. We show how these events and results affect supporters’ reported momentary happiness, and provide some preliminary, novel evidence of loss aversion.

Room: Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the talk will be held in a virtual seminar room. For more information click here.


Virtual Essen Health Economics Seminar

01.12.2020

On Monday, December 7 2020, 16:00 - 17:30, Philipp Jäger (RWI Essen) will present:

Can Pensions Save Lives? Evidence from the Introduction of Old-Age Assistance in the UK

I study the impact of old-age assistance on mortality using the introduction of public pensions in the UK in 1909 as a quasi-natural experiment. Exploiting the newly created pension eligibility age through a difference-in-difference event-time design, I show that elderly mortality declined after the pension was introduced. The estimated mortality decline is economically relevant, more pronounced in counties with a higher treatment intensity and is driven by fewer deaths from infectious as well as non-communicable diseases. An analysis of individual level census data points to a reduction in crowding and retirement from hazardous work spaces as likely channels.

Room: Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the talk will be held in a virtual seminar room. For more information click here.


Virtual Essen Health Economics Seminar

24.11.2020

On Monday, November 30 2020, 16:00 - 17:30, Martin Karlsson (University of Duisburg-Essen) will present:

We don’t need no Education? The long-run Effects of School Closures during the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic

A substantial body of evidence examines the effects of pandemics on mortality and the economy in the short and medium run. However, little evidence exists with respect to specific policies that aim to limit the  spread of the disease, and in particular their long-run effects. Our paper addresses this gap and examines the long-run effects of school closures during the Spanish Flu of 1918 on human capital development. We use Swedish register data on the universe of individuals born between 1900 and 1914, and we observe their human capital outcomes at the 1960 and 1970 census. To examine the mortality effects of the pandemic, we use the universe of all deaths occuring between 1914 and 1921. We merge self-collected data on school closures to the data. We will exploit the staggered introduction of school closures within an event-study design to estimate the effect of school closures on individual's long-run human capital development.

Room: Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the talk will be held in a virtual seminar room. For more information click here.