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.

We are aiming for a combination of face-to-face and online seminars for the winter semester 2021/22 (as of 01.09.2021). Face-to-face sessions will be transmitted in parallel via zoom as a hybrid event. Due to the uncertainty regarding the pandemic development, it is possible that the scheduled face-to-face sessions will only take place online. We will post relevant updates here. 

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Schedule Essen Health Economics Seminar Winter Term 2021-22












11.10.2021General Equilibrium Effects of Insurance Expansions: Evidence from Long-Term Care Labor MarketsMaria Polyakova (Stanford University)Zoom16-17.30
18.10.2021Public Health Policy At Scale: Impact of a Government-sponsored Information Campaign on Infant Mortality in DenmarkErdal Tekin (American University Washington)Zoom15-16.30
08.11.2021Does internal migration increase regional inequalities in healthcare costs? Martin Salm (Tilburg University)Hybrid13-14.30
15.11.2021A Consumer Centric Framework for Firearms RegulationBrad Shapiro (University of Chicago)Hybrid13-14.30
22.11.2021The Economic Modelling of VaccinationFlavio Toxvaerd (University of Cambridge)Zoom15-16.30
29.11.2021Machine predictions and human decisions with variation in payoffs and skillHannes Ulrich (DIW Berlin &  University of Copenhagen)Hybrid13-14.30
06.12.2021Causal Mediation Analysis of the Effect of Education on Cognitive AbilitiesHendrik Schmitz (Universität Paderborn)Hybrid13-14.30
20.12.2021What Difference Does a Diagnosis Make? Evidence from Marginal PatientsSarah Miller (University of Michigan)Zoom15-16.30
10.01.2022Parenthood in PovertySarah Eichmeyer (LMU München)Zoom13-14.30
17.01.2022Trauma at School: The Impacts of Shootings on Students' Human Capital and Economic OutcomesMolly Schnell (Northwestern University)Zoom15-16.30
24.01.2022Introduction of a Harm Reduction Method: When Does It Help and When Does it Backfire?”Davide Dragone (University of Bologna)Zoom13-14.30
31.01.2022tbaTuba Tuncel (HEC Montréal)Zoom15-16.30

Joachim Winter (LMU München)


Find here the archive of the Essen Health Economics Seminar.