Summer 2021

Essen Health Economics Seminar Series

The seminar series is a joint initiative of the CINCH Health Economics Research Center, University of Duisburg-Essen and the RWI Health Group. The seminar aims at connecting researchers from various fields of health economics using econometrics and experimental methods. Current research will be presented by researchers of all stages from inside and outside the collaborating institutions. The purpose is to foster exchange among early career and experienced researchers in the field. Scholars present their ideas which include preliminary research and research papers.

Due to the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar series will be held in a virtual format. To receive access to the virtual seminar room, please subscribe to the mailing list as indicated below. The virtual seminar will not be recorded as we want to encourage participants to present preliminary work.

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Upcoming Essen Health Economics Talks

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Schedule Essen Health Economics Seminar Summer Term 2021






Apr 12Pill vs Gatekeeper Power: Birth Control Access, Religious Beliefs, and Women’s Outcomes

Esmeé Zwiers (Princeton)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Apr 19Fixing Misallocation with Guidelines: Awareness vs. Adherence

Leila Agha (Dartmouth)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Apr 26An Examination of the Intracorrelation of Family Health InsuranceMarion Aouad (UC Irvine)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
May 03Bad Lighting: Effects of Youth Indoor Tanning ProhibitionsKitt Carpenter (Vanderbilt)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
May 10How to Improve the Availability of Unrelated Stem Cell Donors: Evidence from a Major Donor RegistryMichael Haylock (University of Tübingen)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
May 17The Impact of Breast Cancer Organised Screening Programmes on Uptake, Inequality, and MortalitySophie Guthmuller (University of Economics and Business Vienna)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
May 31A Causal Concentration-Response Function for Air Pollution: Evidence from Wildfire SmokeDavid Molitor (University of Illinois)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Jun 07Smoking, Information and Education: The Royal College of Physicians and the New Public Health MovementJonathan James (University of Bath)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Jun 14Explaining the Effect of Breastfeeding Promotion on Infant Weight Gain: The Role of NutritionAnne Brenøe (University of Zurich)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Jun 21Getting a Second Chance? Prenatal Health Shocks and Infant Health Care

Krzysztof Karbownik (Emory University)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Jun 28The Effect of Retirement on Mental Health: Indirect Treatment Effects and Causal MediationBettina Siflinger (Tilburg University)Virtual Seminar

4.00pm - 5.30pm

Jul 05Evaluating Hospital PerformanceThomas Schober (Johannes Kepler University Linz)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Jul 12Innovation Diffusion and Physician Networks: Keyhole Surgery for Cancer in the English NHSMarisa Miraldo (Imperial College)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Jul 19The Toll of Voting in a Pandemic? Municipal Elections and the Spread of COVID-19 in BavariaAmelie Wuppermann (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm


Martin Karlsson (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Daniel Kühnle (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Anna Werbeck (RWI)

Matthias Westphal (RWI / TU Dortmund)

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