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Below you will find information on upcoming events/conferences, short courses & programs and various learning opportunities. 


Conferences/Annual Meetings 

iHEA will be at American Economics Association Annual Meeting

Location: Marriott Philadelphia Downtown | Dates: January 5 - 7, 2018 | iHEA will be hosting two organized sessions and co-hosting a reception with the American Society of Health Economists.  

ASHEcon/iHEA Cocktail Reception | Friday January 5, 2018; 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Grand Ballroom Salon K


iHEA Session 1: Pay for performance in health care: International evidence | Sunday January 7, 2018; 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Meeting Room 403


Chair: Adam Wagstaff (World Bank)

Discussants: Karen Eggleston (Stanford University); Aditi Sen (Johns Hopkins University); Jim Rebitzer (Boston University); Adam Wagstaff (World Bank)


“An Incentive Program with Almost No Incentive: An Overlooked Benefit of Pay-For-Performance”

Shiko Maruyama (University of Technology Sydney), Chunzhou Mu (University of Technology Sydney), Kees van Gool (University of Technology Sydney)

“Pay-For-Performance for Long-Term Care”

Toshiaki Iizuka (University of Tokyo), Haruko Noguchi (Waseda University), Shinya Sugahara (University of Tokyo)

“Physician Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence”

Daniel Wiesen (University of Cologne), Jeannette Brosig-Koch (University of Duisburg-Essen), Heike Hennig-Schmidt (University of Bonn), Nadja Kairies-Schwarz (University of Duisburg-Essen), Johanna Kokot (University of Duisburg-Essen)

“Showmanship: The Relationship Between Health Care Provider Generosity and Provider Effort”

Nivedhitha Subramanian (Duke University), Manoj Mohanan (Duke University)

iHEA Session 2: Health Care Organization and Outcomes: International Evidence | Sunday January 7, 2018; 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Meeting Room 405


Chair: David Bishai (Johns Hopkins University)

Discussants: Vincent Pohl (University of Georgia); Martin Gaynor (Carnegie Mellon University); David Bishai (Johns Hopkins University)


“Waiting for Surgery: Effects on Health and Labor Supply”

Ingrid Huitfeldt (Statistics Norway), Mark Votruba (Case Western Reserve University), Venke Furre Haaland (University of Stavanger), Anna Godøy (IRLE, UC Berkeley)

“Is Preventive Care Worth the Cost? Evidence From Mandatory Checkups in Japan”

Karen Eggleston (Stanford University), Toshiaki Iizuka (University of Tokyo), Katsuhiko Nishiyama (Mizuho Information & Research Institute), Brian Chen (University of South Carolina)

“Does a Government Public Transfer Program Crowd Out Intergenerational Transfers? Evidence from South Korea”

Kanghyock Koh (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology), Hyunjoo Yang (Korea Development Institute)

“Earnings Gaps for Conspicuous Characteristics: Evidence from Indonesia”

Nazmul Ahsan (Saint Louis University), Inas Kelly (Queens College - CUNY & NBER)

There will be six other organized health economics sessions, including the first ever organized session by ASHEcon.


ASHEcon Session: Topics in Health Economics | Friday, January 5, 2018; 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Meeting Room 307

HERO Session 1:
Do New Forms of Organization in Health Care Enhance Efficiency or Harm Competition?

Friday, January 5, 2018; 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Grand Ballroom Salon J

HERO Session 2:
Eight Years Later: Analyses of ACA Health Insurance Markets

Friday, January 5, 2018; 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Grand Ballroom Salon J

HERO Session 3:
Health Care Delivery: Establishing Links Between Evidence and Practice

Saturday, January 6, 2018; 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Grand Ballroom Salon J

HERO Session 4:
Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy

Saturday, January 6, 2018; 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Grand Ballroom Salon J

HERO Session 5:
Contributed Papers in Health Economics

Sunday January 7, 2018; 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Grand Ballroom Salon J

Academic Programs/Call for Papers/Scholarship Opportunities

Health Economics and Policy Blended Learning PhD Lancaster University | The programme is offered part-time and via blended e-learning, allowing a great deal of flexibility to those with other commitments who wish to study off campus.The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings, or in the UK. 

Workshops/Short Courses

9th Australisian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics
Location: Mantra Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria | Course dates: April 25-27, 2018 

Healthcare Short Programmes: Imperial College Business School
Location: London, UK

Short courses in Health Economics: Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Location: York, UK

Short course: Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health
Location: Melbourne, Australia

University College London: MSc Health Economics and Decision Programme

iHEA University and Organizational members may submit health economics news to All submissions are made without warranty and are published at the sole discretion of iHEA.

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