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CINCH - Forschungszentrum für Gesundheitsökonomik

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 13th September, 2019.  


Essen Health Economics Seminar @ CINCH Essen


Am Montag, den 01. Juli 2019, 14:00 - 15:30 Uhr, wird Nicolas Ziebarth (Cornell University) seine Forschung vorstellen:

Biased Health Perceptions and Risky Health Behaviors - Theory and Evidence

This paper investigates biased health perceptions as a potential driving force of risky health behavior. We define absolute and relative health perception biases and illustrate their measurement in surveys. Next, we theoretically show that risky behavior increases in health perception biases when such biases induce people to underestimate the marginal costs of risky behavior. Using evidence from three different surveys, we provide robust empirical evidence that respondents who overestimate their health are less likely to exercise; they are more likely to eat unhealthy and to have higher BMIs. Moreover, they sleep fewer hours and drink alcohol more often.

Raum: WST-A.02.04, Weststadttürme Berliner Platz 6-8, Essen

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