In recent years, the City of Essen has evolved into an important location for academic research in health economics. The rise of health economics in Essen is mainly due to a very successful cooperation between the Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI) and the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Thanks to extensive international research networks; collaborations with representatives of the health care sector; and a number of successes in the acquisition of competitive research grants, a strong and dynamic research environment has evolved.
The Essen Health Symposium on 24 October 2016 has two specific reasons. First, CINCH, our national research centre for health economic research, has just been awarded a second four-year period of funding. Second, the Leibniz Association has granted Essen a Leibniz Science Campus devoted to health economics. Both programmes are joint ventures between the university of Duisburg-Essen and the RWI. Within CINCH, the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) participates as an additional collaborating partner.
CINCH was selected by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as one out of four national centres for health economic research. Its research focuses on empirical and experimental studies of competition in the health care sector. Our Leibniz Science Campus is devoted to the health care challenges arising in ageing and declining regions. The symposium gathers several distinguished health economists in Essen and aims at making our research known to a broader audience. The keynote address on the topic of competition in the health care sector is given by Carol Propper (Imperial College), upon which two panel discussions follow on the topics “health care challenges in declining regions” and “experimental health economics”.
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The Symposium program and other information is available on the Event Website.