iHEA World Congress 2015 in Milan

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


Italian Visa to Attend iHEA Milan

Foreign nationals entering Italy may be required to provide documentation to justify the reasons for and duration of their stay. This may include the availability of adequate economic means and lodging.

In some cases congress delegates may need a visa. Applications should be made through the Italian Diplomatic and Consular representatives in your country of residence.

Do You Need a Visa? Visit this web site to determine if you require a visa and the type of visa you may need. It is suggested to select a study visa (technical and professional instruction beyond the level of compulsory education) or a tourism depending on the reason for attending the congress. The web site also includes the location and contact information for Italian Embassies and consular representatives around the world:


**Be advised that provision of required documents does not ensure the issuance of the visa**

Guarantee Letter for Chinese Citizens (People’s Republic of China): In accordance with agreements between national authorities, Chinese citizens are required to obtain a special guarantee package through a local representative. Delegates requiring this special assistance can contact AIM Group at visa@aimgroup.eu for further instructions and assistance.

Invitation Letters: Delegates requiring an official letter of invitation to secure a travel visa should contact Congress Organizer Christopher Martin christopher.martin@healtheconomics.org as early as possible.

Letters of invitation are issued only after your are registered and full payment are confirmed. Those requesting an invitation letter are asked to provide the following:

  1. Full name as it appears on the individual’s passport
  2. Nationality
  3. Complete mailing address as it appears on the individual's passport (note: if passport does not have address in it, please include your current civic or mailing address.)

    Accommodations in Milan

    iHEA, through it’s local partner AIM Group, has secured a selection of hotels around Universita Bocconi. At this time there are a variety of hotels listed as available, with additional hotels coming online as they are secured.

    A reminder that this Congress is occurring at the same time as the International Expo in Milan. As such, you should secure you accommodation ASAP.

    Book accommodation, find Rates & Availability

    Please take careful note of the AIM accommodation cancellation policy. The iHEA and the Milan organizing committee strongly recommend that iHEA World Congress delegates purchase travel insurance that will cover any potential cancelation costs.


    Student Scholarships

    Student scholarships valued at $350 USD (applied to the prevailing rate at the time of your registration) are available to full-time students of our Member Universities in good standing (current list below). There is still time to renew or become a Member University to give YOUR students access to the scholarship stream.

    Note that University Memberships are department specific

    To take advantage of the student scholarship please contact Paula Richardson at paula.richardson@healtheconomics.org


    Developing Region Scholarships

    Scholarship support for attendees from developing regions will be EXTREMELY limited this year. This is a result of a number of factors including a switch by a number of funders to run all support through their embassies and consulates in respective countries.

    We will soon provide an on-line list of those countries potentially offering support to individuals as well as the updated World Bank listing of country sorted by economy.

    In the meantime, we suggest that you pursue your own funding sources.

    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


Milan Schedule

Presentations & Presenters

Milan Pre-Congress

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