Winter 2020-21

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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Schedule Essen Health Economics Seminar Winter Term 2020/2021












Oct 19


Cost-Benefit Analysis of COVID-19 Lockdowns


Abel Brodeur (University of Ottawa)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Oct 26

Rents for Pills: How Financial Incentives Influence Physician Behavior 

Tobias Müller (Bern University of Applied Sciences)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Nov 02

Prenatal Transfers and Infant Health: Evidence from Spain 

Libertad González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Nov 09Double machine learning for (weighted) dynamic treatment effects

Martin Huber (Université de Fribourg)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Nov 16

Product Recalls and New Product Development: Own Firm Distractions and Competitor Firm OpportunitiesAriel Stern (Harvard Business School)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Nov 23


Natalia Bulla/Irene Mussio (University of Duisburg-Essen/McMaster University)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Nov 30


David Smith (Cass Business School)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Dec 07  

Stefanie Schurer (University of Sydney)

Virtual Seminar8.00am - 9.30am
Dec 14 

George Mackerron (University of Sussex)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Dec 21 Sophie Guthmuller (European Commission's Joint Research Centre)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm

Jan 11

 Stefan Kohler (Heidelberg University)Virtual Seminar 

4.00pm - 5.30pm

Jan 18  

Philipp Jäger (RWI)

Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Jan 25 Miriam Wüst (University of Copenhagen)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Feb 01 Frank Schilbach (MIT)Virtual Seminar4.00pm - 5.30pm
Feb 08 Mathias Huebener (German Institute of Economic Research)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)

Have questions or comments about the seminar series? Please contact us via: mondays-seminar (at)