HCM / Health Care Markets

The junior research group HCM applies the experimental economic method to health economics issues. Laboratory experiments are used to gain an understanding of the preferences and behavior of various actors in the health care system. The influence of risk preferences on the demand for and supply of goods and services in health care are of particular interest.


  • Han J., Kairies-Schwarz N., Vomhof M.: Quality Competition and Hospital Mergers - An Experiment. Health Economics (2017) forthcoming
  • Kairies-Schwarz, N., Kokot, J., Vomhof, M. and J. Weßling:  Health Insurance Choice and Risk Preferences under Cumulative Prospect Theory - An Experiment. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2017).
  • Brosig-Koch, J., Hennig-Schmidt, H., Kairies-Schwarz, N. and D. Wiesen: The Effects of Introducing Mixed Payment Systems for Physicians: Experimental Evidence. Health Economics, 26(2), 243-262.  doi:10.1002/hec.3292 (2017).
  • Fischbacher, U., Kairies-Schwarz, N., and U. Stefani: Non-Additivity and the Salience of Marginal Productivities: Experimental Evidence on Distributive Fairness. Forthcoming in Economica (2016).
  • Brosig-Koch, J., Hennig-Schmidt, H., Kairies-Schwarz, N. and D. Wiesen: Using artefactual field and lab experiments to investigate the effect of fee-for-service and capitation on medical service provision. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2015). doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2015.04.011 Details
  • Kairies, N.: Pay-for-Performance, Reputation, and the Reduction of Costly Overprovision. Economics Bulletin, Vol. 33 No. 3 p.A211 (2013). Details
  • Felder, S. and H. Tauchmann (2011): Federal State Differentials in the Efficiency of Health Production? An Artifact of Spatial Dependence?, European Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming.
  • Augurzky, B and H. Tauchmann (2011): Less Social Health Insurance, more Private Supplementary Insurance? Empirical Evidence from Germany, Journal of Policy Modeling 33(3), 470-480.
  • Tauchmann, H. (2007): Koexistenz von privater und gesetzlicher Krankenversicherung bei Kopfpauschale und allgemein freier Kassenwahl?, Sozialer Fortschritt – German Review of Social Policy 56(6), 157-163.