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 Click here to view the program overview for the 2017 congress. 


Abstract Submissions

Pre-Congress Sessions 

Plenary Sessions 

Mentoring Lunch 



Highlights of the program include the confirmed plenary presentations by Carol Propper and Daron Acemoğlu.



Carol Propper is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Management and Imperial College Business School, London, where she is also currently the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. She is a research fellow of CEPR, Europe’s network of leading economists, a Research Fellow of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, and has served on the ESRC Council, the Royal Economic Society Council and as Advisor to the Chief Executive of the NHS. Carol was awarded a CBE for her services to social science in 2010 and elected as a fellow of the British Academy in 2014.

Carol will make a plenary presentation on: The usefulness of competition and choice in heavily regulated markets

The introduction of competition and choice in health care markets is a popular reform model in health care systems which have historically been dominated by public finance and provision, and heavily regulated. The talk will examine the impact of various reforms to introduce market-based incentives with a focus on lessons from the UK and European countries.




K. Daron Acemoğlu is Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Institutions, Organizations and Growth program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He is also affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Center for Economic Policy Research. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the Turkish Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists. He has also received numerous awards and fellowships.

Daron will make a plenary presentation on: Democracy and Health

This will first show democracy's robust positive effect on GDP per capita, and then demonstrate that this is also associated with improvements in infant mortality and life expectancy. These results are robust across a variety of different empirical strategies, including a dynamic panel data model with rich dynamics for GDP or health, semi-parametric matching methods, and instrumental-variables approaches. We provide some evidence that the results are partly due to improved investment in public goods in democracies.



iHEA 2017 Mentoring Lunch: for health economics doctoral students (within a year of expected graduation) or post-docs (out less than two years) who are planning to seek a job in the next two years

Date: Sunday July 9th, 2017

Time: 13h15-14h45

If you have recently completed or will soon complete a doctorate in economics or health economics, we invite you to register for the iHEA 2017 Mentoring Lunch. Given our belief in the importance of mentoring, we will invite mentors who span the career spectrum in order to provide you with advice from different career stages and recent job markets. The sessions are planned to maximize exposure to senior colleagues and to allow for feedback from a range of viewpoints.

The mentoring session will be broken into several fifteen-minute sessions.  Each mentor will be paired with two students for each session. The format will allow for exposure to several different mentors.

Space is limited, so indicate your interest in attending this event early.

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