N.B. The Essen Health Conference is being rescheduled. It will take place 1-3 October 2020.

Due to COVID-19, the Essen Health Conference cannot take place as planned in May. But there was greater interest than usual in our conference this year, so we won’t let a pandemic stop us! We look forward to seeing you in Essen 1-3 October 2020. More information will follow shortly.

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About the conference

The Essen Health Conference is a forum where researchers in health economics present work on the nexus between health and socioeconomic outcomes. We invite paper submissions on any topic at the intersection between health and labour or education economics.

Examples of suitable topics

  • Early life health, education, and productivity
  • Retirement and health capacity to work at older ages
  • Health insurance and the labour market
  • Mental health and employability
  • Determinants and effects of absenteeism and presenteeism
  • The effects of unemployment and downturns on health
  • Structural modeling of labour market decisions and health
  • Prescription drug use, mental helth, education and labour market outcomes
  • The effect of physical and mental health on educational attainment


Scientific Committee

Sponsored by

     Kulturstiftung Essen