EuHEA 2020 Seminar Series

The EuHEA seminar series brings together health economists all across its member associations, and beyond, to discuss cutting-edge research

EuHEA 2020 Seminar Series

In fall 2020, EuHEA will launch a new web-based seminar series. Due to the cancellation of the in-person conference in Oslo earlier this year, the chairmen of Oslo’s scientific committee, Oddvar Kaarboe and Pedro Pita Barros, kindly agreed to organize a weekly online seminar, with the support of the countries’ representatives, inviting selected presenters who submitted their papers to the original conference. We are happy to announce that the program of the seminar has now been finalized, see details below.

In order to participate in the seminar, we kindly ask you to register here.

 

Upcoming event

1 October 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Maternal Depression and Child Human Capital: A Genetic Instrumental Variables Approach

We here address the causal relationship between maternal depression and child human capital using UK cohort data. To do so, we exploit the conditionally-exogenous variation in mothers’ genomes in an instrumental-variable approach, and describe the conditions under which mother’s genetic variants can be used as valid instruments. We show that an additional episode of maternal depression between the child’s birth up to age nine reduces both their cognitive and non-cognitive skills by 20 to 25% of a SD throughout adolescence. Our results are robust to a battery of sensitivity tests addressing, among others, concerns about pleiotropy and genetic inheritance.

Giorgia Menta, University of Luxembourg

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Knut Reidar Wangen
Discussant: Dr. Christoph Kurz

Program

17 September 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Competition, reputation and feedback in health care markets: Experimental evidence

Thomas Rittmannsberger, University of Innsbruck

24 September 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Reductions in out-of-pocket costs and moral hazard delays in health care

Naimi Johansson, University of Gothenburg

1 October 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Maternal Depression and Child Human Capital: A Genetic Instrumental Variables Approach

We here address the causal relationship between maternal depression and child human capital using UK cohort data. To do so, we exploit the conditionally-exogenous variation in mothers’ genomes in an instrumental-variable approach, and describe the conditions under which mother’s genetic variants can be used as valid instruments. We show that an additional episode of maternal depression between the child’s birth up to age nine reduces both their cognitive and non-cognitive skills by 20 to 25% of a SD throughout adolescence. Our results are robust to a battery of sensitivity tests addressing, among others, concerns about pleiotropy and genetic inheritance.

Giorgia Menta, University of Luxembourg

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Knut Reidar Wangen
Discussant: Dr. Christoph Kurz

8 October 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Labour Productivity and Skill Mix in Maternity Services: Evidence from the English NHS

Graham Cookson, Office of Health Economics

15 October 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Incentivising Hospital Quality through Evidence-based Care Bundle Payment

Katja Grasic, University of York

22 October 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

The Interaction between Industry Payments to Physicians, Insurance and Drug Costs: Evidence from Medicare Part D

Melissa Newham, KU Leuven

29 October 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

License to kill? The impact of hospital strikes

Eduardo Costa, Nova School of Business and Economics

5 November 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Exploring the causal relationship between obesity and healthcare costs

Gudrun Bjørnelv, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

12 November 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Defining worse-than-death health states: an unavoidable necessity for the QALY approach?

Afschin Gandjour, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

19 November 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Public Health Insurance and Financial Security: Evidence from the ACA Expansion

Cortnie Shupe, University of Copenhagen

26 November 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Public preferences for allocation of health care: Disentangling inequity aversion and risk aversion

Lise Desireé Hansen, The Danish Centre for Health Economics

3 December 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Provider responses to discontinuous tariff schedules: evidence from Dutch rehabilitation care

Katalin Gaspar, Talma Institute - VU University

10 December 2020, time tba

Predicting high-cost users among people with cardiovascular disease using machine learning

Nhung Nghiem, University of Otago

17 December 2020, 14.00-15.00 (CET)

Same patients, same care? Insights into the health care provision of high-need, high-cost patients from OECD countries

Kosta Shatrov, University of Bern