2nd CINCH-dggö Academy

We are proud to launch the second edition of the CINCH-dggö Academy in Health Economics focusing this year on the “economics of mental health” and recent “developments in difference-in-differences methods”. The workshop is jointly organised by CINCH, the national research centre for health economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and the dggö, the German Society for Health Economics.

The workshop will bring together a group of junior and senior researchers to share a week of expert lectures, research presentations, and special sessions. Expert lectures will be given by Meltem Daysal, University of Copenhagen, and Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. These lectures will focus on the economics of mental health and on recent developments in difference-in-differences estimation. Special sessions include a “Meet the Editor” session with Manisha Shah, Editor at the Journal of Health Economics, and sessions on academic publishing, the academic job market, and speed networking with senior researchers. Each day will conclude with an attractive social and cultural program.

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

Seniors speakers for special sessions: Libertad González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Martin Halla (University of Linz), Annika Herr (University of Hannover), Hendrik Schmitz (University of Paderborn), Bettina Siflinger (Tilburg University).

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 350; 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. Please indicate if you need assistance with travel costs.

Application: We accept all submissions within health economics, particularly those aligning with our core themes. To apply, send your CV and a full paper to cinch.academy (at) wiwinf.uni-due.de.

We strongly encourage female students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.


Deadline for applications: 30 April 2024
Notification of Acceptance: 17 May, 2024


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