"DISCUSSING GLOBAL AND LOCAL APPLICATIONS OF ECONOMICS TO HEALTH TOGETHER"

Everyone is welcome!

Researchers, students, and practitioners across disciplines come together in this seminar series to discuss global and local applications of economics to health. The Global Health Economics (GHEcon) Seminar series is part of the Wahlfachtrack Global Health, an elective specialization for medical students at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health of the Heidelberg University Hospital and Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University. Organization: Manuela De Allegri and Stefan Kohler. Please contact Manuela.DeAllegri or Stefan.Kohler (at) uni-heidelberg.de to subscribe to the GHEcon mailing list, which contains web seminar links. 

Summer semester 2024 & outlook

18.04.2024   Using natural experiments among migrant populations to elucidate causal effects of neighbourhood and policy contexts on health

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Louise Biddle, German Socio-Economic Panel study Research Infrastructure, DIW Berlin

16.05.2024   Policy feedback effects of healthcare privatization in Turkey

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Jun. Prof. Dr. Tim Dorlach, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bayreuth

(Click here for the study)

20.06.2024   Incorporating regional multiple deprivation in global health economics: The example of Punjab, India

(12:00‒13:00 seminar)   Jun. Prof. Dr. Martin Siegel, Department of Empirical Health Economics, Faculty VII - Economics and Management, Technische Universität Berlin and Committee for International Cooperation, German Association for Health Economics (dggö)

18.07.2024   TBA

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Stefan Listl, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University & Radboud University Medical Center

19.09.2024   ReachUHC: A randomized controlled trial of a mobile phone-based reminder and automatic renewal intervention to increase health insurance renewal rates in Kumasi, Ghana

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Wilm Quentin, Planetary & Public Health, University of Bayreuth

10.10.2024   TBA

(12:00‒13:00 seminar)   Prof. Ariel Stern, Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, University of Potsdam

21.11.2024   TBA

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Florian M. Marx, Division of Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine, Centre for Infectious Diseases, Heidelberg University

Next available dates:
19.09.2024
17.10.2024   You?
19.12.2024
16.01.2025
20.02.2025
20.03.2025
17.04.2025

Working on a GHEcon topic? We are inviting future presentations on an ongoing basis. Please contact Manuela.deAllegri or Stefan.Kohler (at) uni-heidelberg.de with a short summary of the work you would like to present. 

GHEcon Seminars in past semester

Winter semester 2023/24

06.10.2023   Real-world challenges of conducting health economic evaluations: lessons from various health systems

(12:00‒13:00 INF 130.3 K11 & web)   Assoc. Prof. Shehzad Ali, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Western Centre for Public Health & Family Medicine, Western University

19.10.2023   The scale-up spiral of integrated care: what matters in which health system?

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Josefien van Olmen, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, University of Antwerp

16.11.2023   Determinants and dynamics of healthcare utilization among the migrant population covered the under basic medical insurance policy in China

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Assoc. Prof. Minjiang Guo, Institute of Medical Information, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College

07.12.2023   Aporophobia (rejection of the poor): empirical evidence

(12:00‒13:00 INF130.2 K18 & web)   Assoc. Prof. Mihály Tamás Borsi, Department of Economics and Finance, IQS School of Management, Universitat Ramon Llull

21.12.2023   Information sharing in healthcare governance network in Poland

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Assoc. Prof. Agata Kocia, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

18.01.2024   Chinese insurance integration and mixed ownership health systems in Asia

(17:00‒18:00 web seminar)   Prof. Karen Eggleston, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University and NBER

21.03.2024   Trends in the availability and prices of quality-assured tuberculosis drugs: a systematic analysis of Global Drug Facility Product Catalogs from 2001 to 2023

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Stefan Kohler, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

Summer semester 2023

20.04.2023   Using complexity science methods to consider health system constraints in costing and cost-effectiveness analysis

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)     Dr. Fiammetta Bozzani, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

(Click here for related costing study)

11.05.2023   Concept and application of system dynamics for policy evaluation: analysing the health system response to payment for performance in Tanzania

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Rachel Cassidy, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

(Click here and here for related studies)

 25.05.2023   What do health workers want? Discrete choice analysis of the stated job preferences of health workers from different settings in Africa

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Nikita Arora, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

(Click here for a related study)

15.06.2023   Cost and cost-effectiveness of four different SARS-CoV-2 active surveillance strategies: evidence from a randomised control trial in Germany

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Hoa Nguyen, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

(Click here for the study)

20.07.2023   Distributionally sensitive measurement and valuation of population health with an application to disease burden in Sub-Saharan Africa

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Owen O'Donnell, Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

21.09.2023   Early economic evaluations of tuberculosis treatment monitoring tests (cancelled)

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Abdulkadir Civan, Denkinger Group Global DX, Section Clinical Tropical Medicine, Heidelberg University Hospital

Winter semester 2022/23

20.10.2022   The international political economy of patent buyouts

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Dominik Naeher, Department of Development Economics, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen

(Click here for Discussion Paper)

24.11.2022   Epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease: a global journey

(16:00‒17:00 web seminar)   Prof. Saverio Stranges, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University

02.12.2022   Increasing the usefulness and impact of patient-preference studies in decision making

(12:30‒13:30 hybrid)   Prof. John F. P. Bridges, Departmental of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

15.12.2022   The pandemic, public policy, and behavioral adjustment

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Gernot Müller, School of Business and Economics, University of Tübingen

19.01.2023   Health care financing reform in the US (part 1). Landscape of LMIC health economics including 2-3 cost-effectiveness projects (part 2)

(17:00‒18:30 web seminar)   Prof. James Kahn, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

16.02.2023   Cost-effectiveness of a multicomponent quality improvement care model for diabetes in South Asia: the CARRS randomized clinical trial

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Kavita Singh, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

16.03.2023   The political dimension of the new old global health crisis

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Nadja Meisterhans, Karlshochschule International University

Summer semester 2022

21.04.2022    Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 epidemic growth in the OECD member states

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Francisco Pozo Martin, Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin

19.05.2022   Preferences for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among sexual and gender minorities at risk of HIV infection: a discrete choice experiment in Brazil (study protocol)

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Claudia Pereira, Departamento de Administracao e Planejamento em Saúde, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca (ENSP)/Fiocruz

07.07.2022   Societal preferences for equity-efficiency trade-offs for economic evaluation

(16:00‒17:00 web seminar)   Assoc. Prof. Shehzad Ali, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Western Centre for Public Health & Family Medicine, Western University


Winter semester 2021/22


16.09.2021   Alcohol and short-run mortality: evidence from a modern-day prohibition

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Kai Barron, WZB Social Science Center, Berlin

21.10.2021   Does social capital increase healthcare financial projection? Results from the rural household of Uttar Pradesh, India

(16:00‒17:00 web seminar)   Dr. Zabir Hasan, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia 

25.11.2021   Assessing the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health systems in Guinea and Sierra Leone (ACGSL): the case of malaria 

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Charbel El Bcheraoui, Evidence-based Public Health, Centre for International Health Protection, Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin

16.12.2021   Health policy analysis for a better world: understanding pandemic prevention, migration and health

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Johanna Hanefeld, Centre for International Health Protection (ZIG), Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

20.01.2022   Age at school entry and human capital development: evidence from Lesotho

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Jan-Walter de Neve, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

17.02.2022   The impact of health ODA on health system strengthening in fragile states: a panel analysis. 

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)  Assoc. Prof. Sun-Young Kim, Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University

17.03.2022   Transmission of infectious diseases in early child care facilities: policy responses and economic impacts

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)  Dr. Corinna Hartung,  Department of Economics, LMU Munich

Summer semester 2021

15.04.2021   Economic Evaluation of Integrated Maternal Health Services in Low Income Settings 

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Assoc. Prof. Aleksandra Torbica, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University 

20.05.2021   A Global Perspective on the Role of Alcohol Use in Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Charlotte Probst, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

17.06.2021   Does Higher Hospital Efficiency Improve Quality of Care? Evidence from Pakistan     

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Saima Bashir, Department of Infectious Diseases, Section Clinical Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg

15.07.2021   What Can Health Financing Do and Not Do for Maternal Health?

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Manuela De Allegri, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

Winter semester 2020/21

17.09.2020   Health Loans and their Effects on Utilization and Out-of-Pocket Expenditure: Evidence from an Experiment in Northern Bangladesh 

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Assoc. Prof. Atonu Rabbani, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka 

19.11.2020   Cesarean Delivery in Colombia: Trends, Geographical Variations and Determinants  

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Eduardo Andrés Alfonso-Sierra, Centre for Medicine and Society (ZMG), University of Freiburg

26.11.2020   Using Benefit Incidence Analysis to Assess Equity in Health Spending: Evidence from a Quasi-Longitudinal Comparative Analysis in Burkina Faso, Malawi and Zambia.

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Martin Rudasingwa, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

17.12.2020   Private Means for Public Ends? Healthcare Market Behaviour and Responses in India during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Sumit Mazumdar, Global Health Economics Group, Centre for Health Economics, University of York. Related literature:  Mazumdar, S. Now More Than Ever: Considering Health System Reforms in the Post-COVID 19 Scenario. Ind. J. Labour Econ. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41027-020-00272-z

21.01.2021   Digital Technologies for Health Financing: What are the Benefits and the Risks?

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Inke Mathauer, Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing, World Health Organization

18.02.2021   Universal Health Coverage — Does it have Teeth? 

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Stefan Listl, Quality and Safety of Oral Health Care, Radboud University & Translational Health Economics, Heidelberg University

18.03.2021   How to Evaluate Digital Health Applications?

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Matthias Arnold, Institute for Applied Health Services Research, Berlin

Summer Term 2020


20.05.2020   Do Lockdowns Work? A Counterfactual for Sweden.

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Prof. Gernot Müller, School of Business and Economics, University of Tübingen

(Click here for CEPR Covid Economics Discussion Paper)

14.05.2020   Mind the Mind! How Psychology can Support Participation in Development Interventions

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Lennart Kaplan, German Development Institute

18.06.2020   Using Benefit Incidence Analysis to Assess Equity in Health Spending: Evidence from a Quasi-Longitudinal Comparative Analysis in Burkina Faso, Malawi and Zambia.

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Martin Rudasingwa, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

16.07.2020   Contemporary Health Workforce Migration: The Advantages and Limitations of Labour Market Analyses

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar)   Dr. Remco van de Pas, Department of Health Ethics and Society, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences,  Maastricht University 

Winter semester 2019/20

17.10.2019   Cost-Utility of Screening Asylum Seekers for TB: A Modelling Study in Germany

(K16)   Louise Biddle & Katharina Wahedi, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg University

20.11.2019   Impact of Air Pollution on Health Across the Lifespan in Mongolia

(12:00‒13:00 K11)   Prof. David Warburton, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California

21.11.2019   Impact of Population-based Strategies to Improve Blood Pressure Control in South Africa: Evidence from Parametric g-Formula and Regression Discontinuity Designs

(K16)   Dr. Nikkil Sudharsanan, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

29.11.2019   Advancing Human Health in the Era of Climate Change and Planetary Health: Lessons and Experiences from the Philippines

(12:00‒13:00 K17)   Dr. Renzo Guinto, PH Lab, Philippines & Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp

19.12.2019  How to Calculate the Landed Costs of Imported Goods in Economic Evaluation?

(K16)   Dr. Stefan Kohler, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

16.01.2020  Health Insurance Reform in Indonesia: Implications for Health Facility Usage and Health Expenditure 

(K16)   Lisa Rogge, Research Training Group Globalization and Development, Leibniz Universität Hannover

20.02.2020  Developments in Publicly Funded Insurance in India 

(K16)   Dr. Zubin Shroff, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization

Summer semester 2019

18.07.2019   How Do Decision Makers Use Quantitative Data Reports in Health Policy Decision-Making? A Explorative Mixed Methods Study Using Eye Tracking

(K16)   Pamela Wronski, Department of General Practice, and Health Services Research, Heidelberg University Hospital

12.07.2019   Measuring Health Care Spending, Spending Increases, and Spending Attributed to Modifiable Risk Factors in the US by Health Condition

(K15)   J.-Prof. Joseph Dieleman, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington

07.05.2019 Covid-19: What We Should Have, Could Have, but Did Not Learn from HIV'

(12:00‒13:00 web seminar) Prof. Alan Whiteside, School of International Policy and Governance, Wilfrid Laurier University & Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo Ontario

18.04.2019   Monitoring Nutritional Status of Small Children: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Burkina Faso 

(K16)   Dr. Diletta Parisi, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

16.05.2018   The Social Value of Health Insurance: Results from Ghana 

(K16)   Dr. Christoph Strupat, German Development Institute

16./17.05.2019   Systematic Reviews and Economic Evidence in Public and Global Health

ADDITIONAL EVENT: 2-day Workshop ‒ please click here for program and registration info

Denny John, Campbell Collaboration & Dr. Stefan Kohler, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

27.06.2019   Inequalities in Cancer Incidence among German Districts: Role of Behavioral and Socioeconomic Factors

(K16)   Dr. Karla Hernandez-Villafuerte, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) & Jana Mader, Heidelberg University Hospital

Winter semester 2018/19

18.10.2018   Political Economy Analysis as a Qualitative Approach to Studying Health Financing

(K18)   Eelco Jacobs, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) of the Netherlands

15.11.2018   The Influence of Physician Networks on the Quality of Care For Type 2 Diabetes Patients: A Social Network Approach

(K18)   Dr. Jan Koetsenruijter, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg University

03.12.2018   Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (ECEA): Assessing Equity and Poverty Reduction Benefits of Health Policies

(K16)   Dr. Stéphane Verguet, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

20.12.2018   Learning What People Want in Health The Status Quo and What Deliberation Can Bring to the Table

(K17)   Ruben Sakowsky, Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

17.01.2019   Gender Aspects in Low-Income Health Insurance: Evidence from Pakistan

(K17)   J.-Prof. Andreas Landmann, Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Göttingen

21.02.2019   The Macroeconomic Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases in the United States: Estimates and Projections

(K18)   Dr. Simiao Chen, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

Summer semester 2018


This seminar series was the Inter-Faculty Health Economics Seminar series until the summer term 2018.


15.03.2018   Five Years On: Insights on Performance of the Reformed Community Health Funds in Tanzania

(K17)   Siddharth Srivastava, Health Systems Support Unit, Swiss Centre for International Health

19.04.2018   Evaluating the Impact of the WHO’s Safe Childbirth Checklist in Indonesia A Randomized Controlled Trial

(K17)   Katharina Richert & Lennart Kaplan, Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics, Heidelberg University & RTG Globalization and Development University of Göttingen

17.05.2018   Do it Well or Not at All? Early Life Health Shocks, Immunity, and Child Development

(K17)   Prof. Günther Fink, Household Economics and Health System Research Unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

21.06.2018   Cascades of Care in Health Policy Analysis and Planning

(K17)   Dr. Markus Haacker, Department for Global Health and Population, Harvard School for Public Health & Centre for Global Health Economics, University College London

19.07.2018   Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries with Specific Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

(K17)   Collins Chansa, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University & Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice, World Bank Group

Winter semester 2017/18

19.10.2017   Causal Inference in Dentistry: Two Natural Experimental Studies from Japan and England

(K17)   Dr. Yusuke Matsuyama, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Department of Global Health Promotion

16.11.2017   Cost-Utility of Screening Asylum Seekers for Depression: A Modelling Study in Germany

(K17)   Louise Bartelt, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg University

14.12.2017   When to Treat HIV-Infected Workers?

(K17)   Dr. Declan French, Queen's Management School

18.01.2018   Children’s Education and Parental Old Age Survival – Evidence on the Intergenerational Effects of Human Capital Investment

(K17)   Dr. Jan-Walter de Neve, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University

15.02.2018   Exploring the Economics of Cancer Care

(K17)   Prof. Michael Schlander, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Division of Health Economics

Summer semester 2017

18.05.2017   The Impact of Performance-Based Financing on Effective Emergency Obstetric Care Coverage

Dr. Stephan Brenner, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University

22.06.2017   Assessing Medicine Affordability among Persons with Chronic Diseases in LMICs: The Interplay between Drug Prices, Social Epidemiology and Unmet Need

Prof. Jürgen Maurer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne

20.07.2017   A Delphi Study on Indicators for Cross-Sectoral Health Care Planning in Baden-Württemberg

Pamela Wronski, Department of General Practice, and Health Services Research, Heidelberg University Hospital

Directions on campus   (map)

The GHEcon Seminars and the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health are on the Campus Im Neuenheimer Feld (INF) of Heidelberg University.

GHEcon Seminars are usually from noon to 1 pm online or in the Marsilius-Arkaden, South Tower, INF 130.2, 1st floor, rooms 203–205 (K16–K18). The Marsilius-Arkaden are a complex of three high-rise buildings on the new campus of Heidelberg University. Please enter through the West Tower (INF 130.3) which is the main building with a cafeteria, go to first floor and then use the outdoor bridge to the South Tower (INF 130.2).

The Heidelberg Institute of Global Health is located at different sites on the new campus of Heidelberg University. Most offices are in the Marsilius-Arkaden, West Tower, INF 130.3, 6th floor.