Winter 2020-21

Essen Health Economics Seminar Series

The seminar series is a joint initiative of the CINCH Health Economics Research Center, University of Duisburg-Essen and the RWI Health Group. The seminar aims at connecting researchers from various fields of health economics using econometrics and experimental methods. Current research will be presented by researchers of all stages from inside and outside the collaborating institutions. The purpose is to foster exchange among early career and experienced researchers in the field. Scholars present their ideas which include preliminary research and research papers.

Due to the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar series will be held in a virtual format. To receive access to the virtual seminar room, please subscribe to the mailing list as indicated below. The virtual seminar will not be recorded as we want to encourage participants to present preliminary work.

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Upcoming Essen Health Economics Talks

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Schedule Essen Health Economics Seminar Winter Term 2020/2021






Oct 19

Cost-Benefit Analysis of COVID-19 Lockdowns

Abel Brodeur (University of Ottawa)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Oct 26

Rents for Pills: How Financial Incentives Influence Physician Behavior

Tobias Müller (Bern University of Applied Sciences)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Nov 02

Prenatal Transfers and Infant Health: Evidence from Spain

Libertad González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Nov 09Double machine learning for (weighted) dynamic treatment effects

Martin Huber (Université de Fribourg)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Nov 16

Product Recalls and New Product Development: Own Firm Distractions and Competitor Firm OpportunitiesAriel Stern (Harvard Business School)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Nov 23

The Effects of Acute Stress on Risk and Time Preferences. Can Mindfulness Meditation Help?

Natalia Bulla/Irene Mussio (University of Duisburg-Essen/McMaster University)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Nov 30

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

Martin Karlsson (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Dec 07Can Pensions Save Lives? Evidence from the Introduction of Old-Age Assistance in the UK

Philipp Jäger (RWI)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Dec 14Mappiness: Dynamics and Loss Aversion in the Wellbeing of Football Supporters

George Mackerron (University of Sussex)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Dec 21The Impact of Breast Cancer Organised Screening Programmes on Uptake, Inequality, and MortalitySophie Guthmuller (European Commission's Joint Research Centre)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Jan 11

Import Costs of Medical Supplies: A Framework for Import Cost Accounting and Results for a Tuberculosis Program in UzbekistanStefan Kohler (Heidelberg University)Virtual Seminar

4.00pm - 5.30pm

Jan 18Unintended Consequences of Welfare Reform: Evidence from Birth Outcomes of Aboriginal Australians

Stefanie Schurer (University of Sydney)

Virtual Seminar8.00am - 9.30am
Jan 25Nurses and Parental Health InvestmentsMiriam Wüst (University of Copenhagen)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Feb 01License to Kill? The Impact of Hospital StrikesEduardo Costa (Nova School of Business and Economics)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Feb 08The Economic Consequences of Increasing Sleep Among the Urban PoorFrank Schilbach (MIT)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm


Martin Karlsson (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Daniel Kühnle (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Anna Werbeck (RWI)

Matthias Westphal (RWI / TU Dortmund)

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