I. Health Plan Payment in Individual Health Insurance Markets

  • Intellectual underpinnings of "managed Competition”
  • The German health insurance market
  • Individual health insurance markets in The Netherlands and the US
  • Incentive problems and their assessment in health insurance
  • Risk adjustment of plan payments
  • Risk sharing

II. Selected Topics in Micoreconometrics

  • Machine learning methods for microeconometrics (50%)
  • Cluster-robust inference for regression (30%)
  • Nonparametric and semiparametric Regression (20%)