Essen Health Conference 2018 - Health and Environment

Health and Environment.

Economic modeling of how health and environment interact in a changing world

THU, May 17 – SAT, May 19, 2018

Essen, Germany


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For further details, please see the Call for papers.

About the topic

Economists have shown a rapidly growing interest in the relationship between environment and health. The topic has gained increased relevance in recent years with emerging global climate change (e.g. warming temperatures and extreme weather events), but also due to new insights on the detriments of environmental pollution (e.g. water and air pollution, toxins). Yet the various pathways between environmental factors, human health, child development and labour productivity are not well understood. More research is needed in order to understand the causal pathways and to identify policy interventions suitable to enhance human health and social welfare.


It is the aim of the conference to provide a forum for health economists, bringing together frontier research, which contributes to a deeper understanding of how the environment shapes health and socioeconomic outcomes.


Examples of suitable topics:

    • Environmental toxins, pollution and health outcomes
    • The impact of the environment on mental health and subjective well-being
    • Demand for clean air and environmental quality
    • Dealing with adaptation behaviour
    • Natural disasters
    • Environmental regulation and public interventions to improve health
    • Genes or environment -- decomposing the intergenerational transmission of health
    • Work environment, health and labour productivity
    • Early life exposure – effects, mechanisms and remedies


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    Call for Papers

    Papers on relevant topics should be sent in pdf format by 28 February 2018 to contact.conference (at) Contributions from young researchers are encouraged. There is no registration fee for the conference.


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