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CINCH - Health Economics Research Center

Upcoming Events

CINCH Academy (April 01 - April 07, 2019)

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

Monday Health Economics Seminar


On Monday, October 1 2018, 14:00 - 15:30, Daniel Avdic (CINCH) will present:

Parental Inputs and Child Outcomes: Evidence from a Paternity Leave Reform

There is a growing literature on the impacts of maternity leave programs on women’s labor market outcomes, fertility, and children’s outcomes. Much less is known about the impacts of paternity leave. Using Swedish register data, we analyze the differential roles of father’s and mother’s parental inputs for children’s compulsory school and health-related outcomes by exploiting the implementation of the Swedish “daddy-month” reform in 1995 in a Difference-in-RD framework. Results show that children of lower-educated fathers obtain lower compulsory school grades while the reverse is true for fathers of higher-educated children. The former effect is driven by boys while there is no clear sex-specific difference for the latter. Furthermore, we find suggestive evidence that risky health behavior of girls of lower-educated fathers changed as a consequence of the reform.

Room: WST-C.02.12, Weststadttürme Berliner Platz 6-8, Essen

To find more on upcoming seminars, click here.

CINCH Academy


The CINCH Academy 2019 – Essen Summer School in Health Economics will take place from the 1st of April to the 7th of April 2019.

Colin Cameron (University of California - Davis) is the lecturer for "Selected Topics in Microeconometrics" and Thomas G. McGuire (Harvard University) will give the lectures on "Health Plan Payment in Individual Health Insurance Markets".

The program consists of roughly 30 hours of lectures and 10 hours of paper presentations. Daniel Howdon (University of Leeds) will chair the paper presentations. They provide the opportunity for participants to receive constructive feedback on their own work.

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Call for applications for CINCH Fellowship


Application for CINCH fellowships is now open!

CINCH fellowships support short-term research stays at CINCH for researchers working in the field of health economics. The fellowship covers travel and accommodation expenses of the awardees.

Preference will be given to early career researchers who have graduated within the last five years or are close to completion of their PhD.

Please send your application to no later than 5th October, 2018.