PhD defence of Bastian Ravesteijn on Thursday 19 May 2016

On Thursday 19 May 2016 Bastian Ravesteijn will defend his PhD thesis entitled 'Measuring the Impact of Public Policy on Socioeconomic Disparities in Health'. Supervisor is Professor Eddy van Doorslaer and the co-supervisor is Dr. Hans van Kippersluis (both from Erasmus School of Economics). Other members of the Doctoral Committee are Dr. Owen O’Donnell, Professor Dinand Webbink, Professor Tom van Ourti (all of Erasmus School of Economics), Professor Maarten Lindeboom,  Professor Pierre Koning (both from VU University Amsterdam) and Prof.dr. M. Janssen (Tilburg University).

Abstract of 'Measuring the Impact of Public Policy on Socioeconomic Disparities in Health'

'In this dissertation, Bastian Ravesteijn and his respective coauthors evaluate the degree to which different government policies have been or can be successful in reducing health disparities due to exogenous (“unfair'') factors. They investigate the role of occupational stressors and the statutory retirement age, of educational tracking and schooling, and of increased patient cost sharing for mental health care.'

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Ravesteijn's' PhD research project is conducted within the Erasmus Doctoral Programme organized by Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), the joint research institute of Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

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