iHEA World Congress 2017 in Boston

Arrow Award Nominations Close February 16

iHEA’s Arrow Award was created to recognize excellence in the field of health economics with the Award presented to the author or authors of the paper judged to be the best paper published in health economics in English in the award year. The Award was set up in honour of Kenneth Arrow and in recognition of the influence of his seminal paper from 1963 “Uncertainty and the welfare economics of medical care”. Professor Arrow was involved in the creation of the Award and he presented the inaugural prize in 1993.

The Award is made every year. Each year the Award committee consider a short-list of up to ten papers, with each paper evaluated by all of the committee members in terms of importance and originality of contribution, appropriateness and innovation in methodology and clarity of presentation.

Nominations for the Arrow Award from members of iHEA are welcome and should be sent to the Chair of the Committee (Andrew.jones@york.ac.uk) accompanied by a copy of the paper and a brief cover letter. The deadline for submissions is 19 February 2016.

See the Arrow Award page for more information including past winners and the Arrow Award Committee.

New Executive Director of iHEA Appointed

On behalf of the Board of Directors I am pleased to announce that Professor Diane McIntyre, University of Cape Town, South Africa, has been appointed Executive Director of iHEA from January 1st 2016. Di was selected from among eight candidates. She will succeed Professor Tom Getzen, the founder and ED of iHEA for the last 22 years.

Di is presently a member of the board of iHEA. The board is looking forward to collaborate with her in an era where Health Economics has matured as discipline and iHEA is facing new challenges. A task in front of us is to implement ideas from the newly accomplished iHEA 2020 planning process.

-- Terkel Christiansen, President

iHEA Presidential and Board Election Results

Congratulations to David Bishai who is iHEA's new President-Elect. Joining him on the board will be two new board members, Joanna Coast and Tony Scott, as well as our new Treasurer Audrey Laporte.

Our special thanks to all the candidates for their participation and contributions to the association; and, of course, to all the voters for being involved in the election.

Arrow Award Honors Research on Financial Incentives and Medical Treatment

The 23rd Arrow Award for the best paper in health economics is awarded to Jeffrey Clemens and Joshua D. Gottlieb for their paper “Do Physicians' Financial Incentives Affect Treatment Patterns and Patient Health?” American Economic Review 104(4): 1320-1349, 2014.

The Arrow Award Committee is proud to acknowledge the authors of this innovative and policy-relevant paper.

The Committee would like to make honourable mention of two of the other papers that were considered:

  • Kate Ho and Ariel Pakes “Hospital choices, hospital prices, and financial incentives to physicians” American Economic Review 104(12): 3841-3884, 2014.
  • Patrick Bajari, Christina Dalton, Han Hong and Ahmed Khwaji “Moral hazard, adverse selection, and health expenditures: a semiparametric analysis” RAND Journal of Economics 45(4) 747-763, 2014.

Andrew Jones (Chair) & Christopher Ruhm (Co-chair), iHEA Arrow Award Committee

22nd Arrow Award: Jonathan T. Kolstad

The 22nd Arrow Award for the best paper in health economics is awarded to Jonathan T. Kolstad for his paper “Information and quality when motivation is intrinsic: evidence from surgeon report cards,” American Economic Review 103(7): 2875-2910, 2013 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.7.2875). More info


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Presentations & Presenters

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Research Fellows (Centre for Health Economics) : Monash University
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Deadline: March 16, 2016

Associate Director, International Research : Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
Location: Washington, D.C.

Fred and Julie Soper Professor and Chair : Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Featured Conferences

Call for Papers: 9th International AIDS Economics Network (IAEN) Pre-Conference
Location: Durban, South Africa
Theme: Investing in sustainable responses to HIV and Financing the Epidemic in the post-MDGs era
Dates: July 15, 2016 - July 16, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 February 2016

2017 iHEA World Congress - Revolutions in the Economics of Health Systems: iHEA, Boston University
Dates: 8-11 July 2017
Pre-Congress: 6-7 July 2017

EuHEA Conference on Health Economics 2016: Know the Ropes- Balancing Costs and Quality in Health Care: Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE), EuHEA
Dates: 13-16 July 2016
Pre-Conference: 12 July 2016

6th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists: New Frontiers in Health Policy and Health Care: ASHEcon, University of Pennsylvania
Dates: 12-15 June 2016

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