Winter 2019-20

Essen Health Economics Seminar


Time: Mondays, 14.00 - 15.30

Location (the seminar will be held at either location):

@ CINCH: WST-C.02.12, Weststadttürme Berliner Platz 6-8, Essen


@ RWI: E-Werk, RWI Leibniz Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Hohenzollernstraße 1-3, Essen (Location will be indicated below)

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Schedule Essen Health Economics Seminar Winter Term 2019/2020



Topic Presenter  


Oct 21 You Can Win by Losing! Incentivizing Motivation and Self-Control Preferences: Evidence from Weight Loss Program  

Maryna Ivets (University of Duisburg-Essen)

CINCH (WST-C.02.12)

Oct 28


Health Behaviors: Big Data, New Tech and Big New Opportunities for Research


Jody Sindelar (Yale University)

RWI (E-Werk)

Nov 04

Beyond Treatment Exposure: The Timing of Early Interventions and Children’s Health  

Hans Sievertsen (University of Bristol)

CINCH (WST-C.02.12)

Nov 11

New(spaper) Evidence on the Relationship between Gold Discoveries and Suicides  

Christoph Kronenberg (CINCH)

CINCH (WST-C.02.12)

Nov 18

Parental Unemployment During the Great Recession and Childhood Adiposity Jonathan Briody (University College Dublin) RWI (E-Werk)

Nov 25

Are Grandchildren good for you? The Health Effects of becoming a Grandparent  

Reyn van Ewijk (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

CINCH (WST-C.02.12)

Dec 02

The Effect of Alcohol Tax Changes on Retail Prices  

Rob Pryce (University of Sheffield)

CINCH (WST-C.02.12)
Dec 09 Too Sticky to Switch? Retirement and Health Plan Choices of the Elderly  

Mujaheed Shaikh (Hertie School)

CINCH (WST-C.02.12)
Dec 16 Measuring Inequality using Geo-Spatial Data  

Stefan Pichler (ETH Zurich)

CINCH (WST-C.02.12)

Jan 06

Alive and Kicking? Short-Term Health Effects of a Physician Strike in Germany/ The Effects of the Great Recession on Health in Germany Nina Schwarz (University of Duisburg-Essen)/ Sergej Bechtoldt (University of Duisburg-Essen/RGS Econ) RWI (E-Werk)

Jan 13

Social Norms and Free-Riding in Influenza Vaccine Decisions: An Online Experiment Krystal Lau (Imperial College) RWI (E-Werk)
Jan 20 Political Distortions in Public Hospital Funding  

Adam Pilny (RWI)

CINCH (WST-C.02.12)