1st CINCH-dggö Academy

As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, pandemics can have significant human, social and economic consequences with far-reaching impacts on individuals, businesses and entire economies. CINCH, the national research centre for health economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and the dggö, the German Society for Health Economics, will organise a joint Academy in Health Economics focusing on the “economics of pandemics and risky health behaviours”.

The workshop will bring together a group of junior and senior researchers to share a week of expert lectures, research presentations, and special sessions to advance our understanding of questions related to the economics of pandemics. Expert lectures will be given by Prof. Stefanie Schurer, University of Sydney, and Prof. Davide Dragone, University of Bologna. These lectures will focus on the economics of pandemics and on the economics of risky health behaviours. Special sessions include a “Meet the Editor” session with Prof. Kit Carpenter, Editor at the Journal of Health Economics, and there will be an attractive social and cultural program surrounding the workshop.

Target audience: PhD students and early career postdocs working on health economics and closely related topics. Only 20 students will be admitted.

Confirmed senior speakers: Jan Bietenbeck (University of Lund), Kit Carpenter (Vanderbilt University), Davide Dragone (University of Bologna), Iris Kesternich (University of Hamburg), Daniel Kuhnle (University of Duisburg-Essen), Stefanie Schurer (University of Sydney), Casper Worm- ¨ Hansen (University of Copenhagen), Nicolas Ziebarth (University of Mannheim).

Best Paper Award: A prize of EUR 500 and publication in the CINCH working paper series will be awarded to the best paper of the workshop.

Registration fees: EUR 250; exemptions available for participants from low-income countries. Fees cover accommodation, lunches and dinners, and the social and cultural program—conditional on attending the entire workshop. We do not cover travel costs.

Application: Send your CV and a full paper related to the theme to cinch.academy@gmail.com. We strongly encourage female students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

Local organiser: Contact Daniel Kuhnle ¨ , University of Duisburg-Essen, if you have any questions!



Deadline for applications: 30 June 2023

Notification of Acceptance: 8 July, 2023


You can also find all the information above in our Call for Papers