Welcome to the Chair of Health Economics

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Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insb. Gesundheitsökonomik
Prof. Martin Karlsson, Ph.D.
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Weststadttürme Berliner Platz 6-8
45127 Essen

Health Economics

Health economists explore questions regarding individual and population health theoretically and empirically.

One major issue in health economics is the analysis of incentives affecting individual behaviour and therefore market outcomes. Although individual health may be determined by rational behaviour markets for health services often differ from other markets. Specifically, initial health conditions are an important determinant of health inequalities later in life. Reducing the latter therefore provides a challenging task for social policies. These relationships highlight the presence of a fairness/efficiency tradeoff which is to be balanced in health economic analyses. As restricted access to health care may damage the economic prospects of individuals and populations as a whole health economic research is of relevance not only with respect to industrialised countries but especially also regarding developing countries.

The chair's research focus comprises topics related to asymmetric information in health insurance markets, the economics of ageingeconomics of disease and others with a clear empirical focus. Further details can be found here.

Courses in health economics are offered for Bachelor and Master students as well as for PhD students affiliated with the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics. Furthermore, the chair is responsible for the Master's programme Health Economics (GÖMIK).

The chair organises conferences and summer schools on a regular basis and is involved in several international research collaborations with colleagues in Europe and North America.

 

News

 Mon, 07. Mar. 2022   Goetjes, Eva

Ukraine CINCH Fellowship

Research connects people from all over the world. We see the importance to maintain scientific contacts and exchange with universities and scientific institutions in Ukraine in these devastating times. We invite researchers of...
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 Wed, 01. Dec. 2021   Bechtoldt, Sergej

Masterstudiengang Gesundheitsökonomik Bewerbungsphase

Der Masterstudiengang Gesundheitsökonomik nimmt bis zum 15.01.22 Bewerbungen an. Interessiert an Gesundheitswirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Managementpraxis? Informiere dich und bewerbe dich hier.
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 Fri, 08. Oct. 2021   Bechtoldt, Sergej

Bachelor- und Masterarbeitskolloquium

Für alle Interessierten einer Abschlussarbeit mit uns! Das Kolloquium für Bachelor- und Masterarbeiten findet am Donnerstag, 21.10.2021, um 13.00 Uhr in Raum WST-B.09.03 statt. Mehr Informationen auf der Lehrstuhl-Seite.
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 Tue, 21. Sep. 2021   Eva, Zielke

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 Tue, 21. Sep. 2021   Bechtoldt, Sergej

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