CINCH Academy

The Essen Summer School in Health Economics

June 1 - 7, 2015


Contact: Simon Decker

Phone: +49 (201) 183 2926

For details, please see the Flyer (you may also use this for further distribution).


CINCH Academy is a PhD summer program for research in Health Economics. It consists of lecture sessions and presentations, where participants present their own work. The first half of the course provides an overview on health investments and social mobility, while the second part is dedicated to methods for visualizing and analyzing data.

Lectures will be given by Andrew Jones (University of York) and Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics). The program consists of 28 hours of lectures and 10 hours of paper presentations. These presentations will be chaired by Maksym Obrizan (Kyiv School of Economics). They provide the opportunity for participants to receive constructive feedback on their own work.


Early Health Investment & Social Mobility 

  • Early Investment
  • Long-term Outcomes
  • Timing of Investment
  • Dynamic Complementarities
  • Intergenerational Mobility 

Data Visualization and Health Econometrics

  • Introduction and Applications
  • Data Visualization
  • Matching for Pre-processing
  • Data Description and Linear Regression
  • Generalized Linear Models (GLMs)
  • Flexible Parametric Models
  • Semiparametric and other Models 


Kjell Salvanes is a professor at the Norwegian School of Economics. He conducts research in the field of labour economics, economics of education and family economics. He is a joint editor of The Economic Journal and has published in leading journals such as The American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal and The Review of Economics and Statistics.

Andrew Jones researches and publishes in the area of microeconometrics and health economics with particular interests in the determinants of health, the economics of addiction and socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care. He is a joint editor of Health Economics, published articles in Journal of Health EconomicsJournal of the Royal Statistical SocietyJournal of Public Economics and The Economic Journal and is the editor of several books such as The Elgar Companion to Health Economics.

Best Paper Award

A prize of EUR 500 and publication in the CINCH working paper series will be awarded the selected best paper of the workshop.

Registration Fees

  • EUR  400  (doctoral students)
  • EUR  650  (others)

Fees cover the cost of the course and accompanying materials. Scholarships are available.


Please submit a CV and a full paper via email (deadline: Mar 31, 2015). Please include a list of successfully completed courses.

Hosting Institution

"Competent in competition and health" – both claim and aspiration of CINCH, one of Germany's leading research centers in Health Economics. The center is located in Essen and is a joint venture of three research institutions: the RWI Essen, the Faculty for Economics and Business Administration of the University of Duisburg-Essen, and the Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. CINCH is funded through an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.