Past seminars




  • November 20:  Talya Miron-Shatz (Ono Academic College; Center for Medicine in the Public Interest)
    Title: Medical Decision-Making: The Case of the Emotional Sound-Bites
  • October 29: Dennis Petrie (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health)
    Title: When are Two Measures better than One? Dealing with Misclassification in Self-Reported Health
  • October 14: Thomas Buchmueller (University of Michigan's Ross School of Business)
    Title: How Do Providers Respond to Changes in Public Health Insurance Coverage? Evidence from Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits
  • October 5: Eric French (University College London)
    Title: Medicaid Insurance in Old Age
  • September 22: Koonal Shah (Office of Health Economics, London & Sheffield University)
    Title: Valuing health at the end of life
  • September 21: Christopher Ruhm (University of Virginia)
    Title: Health Effects of Economic Crises
  • September 14: Jonathan Kolstad (UC Berkeley)
    Title: What Does a Deductible Do? The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Health Care Prices, Quantities, and Spending Dynamics
  • August 27: Denzil Fiebig (The University of New South Wales)
    Title: Complexity and doctor choices when discussing contraceptives
  • June 23: Helena Hernández Pizarro (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
    Title:  The Effects of Long-Term Benefits on Dependants’ Mortality
  • June 4:  Fabrizio Mazzonna (Università della Svizzera italiana)
    Title: Short-term effects of public smoking bans on health
  • May 7. Mehmet Kutluay (VU)
    Title: Valuing malaria morbidity: Results from a global meta-analysis
  • March 31. Willem van der Deijl (EIPE)
    Title: What constitutes well-being? Eight views on “a good life” of people from the Netherlands
  • March 24. Govern Bijwaard (NIDI)
    Title: Intelligence as a mediator of the mortality difference by education
  • February 12. Hana Voňková (Charles University in Prague)
    Title: Testing the assumptions of the anchoring vignette method
  • January 22. Martin Huber (University of Fribourg)
    Title: A cautionary tale about control variables in IV estimation - With an application to health economics
  • January 14. Rudy Douven (CPB, ESHPM)
    Title: Unintended effects of reimbursement schedules in mental health care


  • January 14. Gijsbert Zwart (TILEC, Tilburg University, and CPB)
    Title:  Community rating in health insurance: can it be optimal?
  • January 28. Esther W. de Bekker-Grob (Erasmus MC)
    Title:  Discrete choice experiments in health care
  • February 18. Katharina Walliczek (University of Mannheim)
    Title:  Exploiting spatial and temporal variation in nutrition at birth, using data on infant mortality and famines: a study of long-run health effects
  • February 27. Michael Grimm (University of Passau)
    Title:  Does electrification affect fertility? Evidence from Indonesia
  • March 4. Natasha Wagner (International Institute for Social Studies)
    Title:  Do Health Reforms have Long-term Effects? Results for a Follow-up on a Randomized Policy Experiment in the Philippines
  • March 11. Pieter van Baal (ESHPM, Erasmus University)
    Title:  Forecasting educational differences in (disability free) life expectancy
  • March 18. Tommi Tervonen (Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
    Title:  Multi-criteria decision analysis in health care: preference models and elicitation methods for benefit-risk assessment
  • March 25. Ramona Rischke (University of Goettingen)
    Title:  Supermarkets and the Nutrition Transition in Kenya
  • April 22. Niels Vermeer (CPB and Tilburg University)
    Title: Demanding occupations and the retirement age in the Netherlands
  • May 20. Tobias Klein (Tilburg University)
    Title: The effects of access to health insurance for informally employed individuals in Peru
  • June 17. Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University)
    Title: Food Choices, Novelty Consumption and Obesity: Evidence from the East German Transition to Capitalism
  • September 1. Gordon Dahl (University of California, San Diego)
    Title: Family Welfare Cultures
  • September 25. Hiroaki Matsuura (University of Oxford)
    Title: The Role of a Constitutional Right to Health in Population Health: Evidence from 15 Latin American Countries
  • October 2. Paul Frijters (University of Queensland)
    Title: Childhood determinants of adult mental health resilience
  • October 16. Holger Strulik (University of Goettingen)
    Title: Paradigms and Predictions: Accumulation of Health Capital vs. Accumulation of Health Deficits
  • November 6: Peter Savelyev (Vanderbilt University)
    Title: Understanding the Mechanisms Linking Personality and Education with Longevity
  • December 1. Gabriela Conti (University College London)
    Title: The Health Effects of Early Childhood Interventions


  • February 18. Helena Schmidt (Medical University of Graz)
    Title:  On the intersection of biology and economics: a focus on telomeres
    March 5. Chiara Canta (CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain)
  • Title:  Efficiency, access, and the mixed delivery of health care services
    March 12. Miriam Wüst (SFI and Aarhus University)
  • Title:  Can Caesarean section improve child and maternal health? The case of breech babies
    March 19. Ursula Rochau (UMIT)
  • Title:  Decision-analytic Modeling in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    April 2. Jacoline Bouvy (iMTA/ESHPM, EUR)
  • Title:  The cost-effectiveness of Periodic Safety Update Reports (PSURs) for biologicals in Europe
  • April 9. Leander Buisman (iMTA/ESHPM, EUR)
    Title:  Cost-effectiveness analyses of diagnostic tests at the early stages of development
    April 23. Hitoshi Shigeoka (Simon Fraser University)
  • Title:  School Cutoff Dates, and the Timing of Births
    May 14. Supon Limwattananon (IHPP & Khon Kaen University) and Sven Neelsen (ESHPM)
  • Title:  Consumption smoothing of health shocks under universal coverage
    May 23. Mauricio Avendano (LSE)
  • Title:  Economic cycles, unemployment and health: A cross-national study
    June 18. Jonathan Windster (Vrije Universiteit)
  • Title:  Docetaxel in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: observations in routine daily practice in the Netherlands
    June 25. Nicolas Bouckaert (Center for Economic Studies, K.U. Leuven)
  • Title:  Differing types of medical prevention appeal to different individuals
    September 17. Christoph Kronenberg (Center for Health Economics, The University of York)
  • Title:  Does relative position matter for mental health?
    October 15. Wilbert B. van den Hout (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)
  • Title:  The marginal utility of health: is health more important when you have less?
    November 14. Marcos Vera Hernández (University College London)
  • Title:  Food for Thought? Breastfeeding and Child Development