Heidelberg Institute of Global Health

Seminar Series in

Global Health Economics

"Discussing global and local applications of economics to health together"

This one-hour seminar series brings together researchers, students, practitioners, and others from different disciplines and departments with interest global and local applications of economics to health.

Everyone is welcome! It is a brown-bag seminar series ‒ please feel free to bring lunch.

Location (map)

Marsilius-Arkaden, INF 130.2, South Tower, 1st floor, room 203, 204 or 205 (K16/K17/K18).

Directions: Marsilius-Arkaden are a complex of three buildings. 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.

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Organization: Manuela De Allegri and Stefan Kohler, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University. For more information or to subscribe to the mailing list of this seminar series, contact: manuela.deallegri(at)uni-heidelberg.de or stefan.kohler(at)uni-heidelberg.de.

Winter Term 2018/19

Thursdays, 12:00‒13:00

Marsilius-Arkaden, INF 130.2, South Tower, 1st floor, room 203, 204 or 205 (K16/K17/K18) (map)

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

Additional seminar on Monday, 03.12., 11 am to 12 noon!

(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 Health insurance demand and utilization: A gendered analysis from Pakistan

(K17) Dr. Andreas Landmann, Paris School of Economics & Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Europe

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 Term 2018


(This seminar series was the "Inter-Faculty Health Economics Seminar Series" until summer term 2018)


Thursdays, 12:00‒13:00

Marsilius-Arkaden, INF 130.2, South Tower, 1st floor, room 204 (K17) (map)

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

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

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

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

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

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


Winter Term 2017/18

Thursdays, 12:00‒13:00

Marsilius-Arkaden, INF 130.2, South Tower, 1st floor, room 204 (K17) (map)

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

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

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

14.12.2017 When to Treat HIV-Infected Workers?

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

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

15.02.2018 Exploring the Economics of Cancer Care

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


Summer Term 2017

Thursdays, 12:00‒13:00

Heidelberg, Bergheimer Straße 20, room 215 (map)

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


Global Health Economics Seminar Series