2020 student-supervisor conference

Postponed to February / March 2021

Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have to postpone the event to February / March 2021.

Detailed information will follow. 

So far there are the following replacements: 

  • On the current dates, 3rd and 4th of September, Erasmus University will instead organize an online workshop (registration required to participate, but no fee) especially for papers from PhD students in their final year to still give them an opportunity to discuss their work. All PhD students who submit an abstract before the extended deadline of 15th of May will be approached and asked about their interest in this online workshop.
  • Please find a FAQ concerning the online event and the postponed in-person event here.
  • The call for papers and registration for the postponed conference in February / March 2021 will be opened in the fall.

Conference session format

A full hour session is scheduled for each accepted paper:

25 minute presentation by the author
15 minute discussion by another student’s supervisor
20 minutes for questions and general discussion


Key Dates

Abstract Submission

February 17 – May 15

Notification of Applicants


Conference Registration Early Bird


Conference Registration Standard


Preliminary Conference Programme


Submission of papers and Registration Deadline


Pre-Conference Workshop





Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dorte Gyrd-Hansen

Department of Public Health at University of Southern Denmark, Director of Danisch Center of Health Economics

Prof. Dorte Gyrd-Hansen

  Dorte Gyrd-Hansen is Director of the Danish Centre for Health Economics, DaCHE, and Professor of Health Economics at Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Previous positions include professorships at the Department of Business and Economics (SDU), at University of Queensland and at Copenhagen Business School, and a position as Director of Research at Danish Institute of Health Services Research.

Dorte Gyrd-Hansen's research focuses on health economics, in particular behavioural economics, and stated preference methods. Her research is based on a broad range of data including survey data, registry data and laboratory experiments, and focuses on increasing our understanding of patients’, citizens’ and health professional’s behaviour and preferences. This includes for example understanding factors influencing patients’ health resilience, deciphering citizen’s responses to willingness-to-pay questions and disclosing health professionals allocative decisions when facing resource constraints.