The fourth Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop will take place on July 19-21, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 we have decided to move the Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop 2021 to Zoom.

If you wish to participate, please submit a full paper by 15th of May 2021. For further details, please see the Flyer (you may also use this for further distribution) or consult the application page.

Half of those with a lifetime mental health problem first experience symptoms by the age of 14, and 75% before they reach their mid-twenties (Kessler et al., 2007). The conditions are often persistent and recurrent meaning they influence the entire work-life of the affected individuals (OECD, 2012).

This workshop aims to gather (junior) researchers with an interest in applying the tools of economics to problems surrounding mental health. This includes, but is not limited to, mental health economics studies looking at informal care, loneliness, social exclusion, access to health care, insurance coverage, declines in physical health, age of onset, dementia, suicide, etc. Empirical analyses in this field are especially encouraged for submission. 

Frank Schilbach (MIT), Claire de Oliveira (University of York) and Scott Cunningham (Baylor University) will deliver the Keynotes for this Workshop.


The Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop is a cooperation between CINCH and  the organized by Christoph Kronenberg (CINCH and LSCR) and Ansgar Wübker (Hochschule HarzLSCR and RWI).

Die Durchführung der Veranstaltung wird durch Zuwendungen der Royal Statistical Society, der Royal Economic Society, des Fördervereins UDE e.V., sowie der Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung ermöglicht.

This event was made possible with kind supports from the Royal Statistical Society, the  Royal Economic Society, the Förderverein UDE e.V. and the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung.