Prof.dr. Werner Brouwer
Professor of Health Economics


Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 10 - 408 8862

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Werner Brouwer (1972) is a Professor of Health Economics at and Dean of Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He obtained an MSc in Economics (1996) and a PhD in Health Economics (1999) at the same university.

Werner is also affiliated with the institute for Medical Technology Assessment and the Erasmus School of Economics. He is an honorary university professor at the Corvinus University in Budapest.

His research focuses on the methodology of welfare economic evaluations in health care. His work has covered topics like optimal decision rules, normative foundations of economic evaluations in health, discounting, measurement and valuation of informal care and productivity costs, incorporating equity considerations in economic evaluations, outcome measurement as well as the monetary value of health gains. In addition, he has performed work on the link between economic evaluation and health policy, behavioral economics and public health economics. He has published extensively on these topics (with some 200 international publications) in journals like Health Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Medical Decision Making, British Medical Journal and PLoS Medicine.

Werner has been involved in several courses taught in the bachelor phase as well as in the international Master of Health Economics, Policy and Law (HEPL) of Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management. So far, he has supervised 11 completed PhD theses: Ana Bobinac (2012 with Frans Rutten), Marieke Krol (2012), Erik Vermaire (2013 with Cor van Loveren), Laurens Niëns (2014 with Frans Rutten), Matthijs Versteegh (2014), Peter Makai (2014 with Anna Nieboer), Henk Kraijo (2015 with Guus Schrijvers), Renske Hoefman (2015), Liesbet van de Wetering (2016), David Rappange (2016) and Sofie Wouters (2016 with Kirsten Rohde).

Werner is an Associate Editor of Health Economics and a member of the Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Health Economics, PharmacoEconomics and Cost-Effectiveness and Resource Allocation. He is a member of subsidy-committees of the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMW), of the Scientific Advisory Board (WAR) of the Dutch Health Care institute (ZiNL) and of the European Union Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health. He also is the independent chairman of the Foundation for Top Clinical Mental Health Care.