iHEA World Congress 2017 in Boston

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


Milan Schedule

Presentations & Presenters

Featured Jobs

Faculty Openings for Senior Researchers : Temple University, Department of Health Services Administration and Policy
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Professor/Reader and Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Health Economics : London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Location: London, United Kingdom
Deadline: Dec. 9, 2015

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) in Pharmacoeconomics : University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Featured Conferences

2017 iHEA World Congress - De Gustibus Disputandum Non Est! Health Economics and Nutrition: iHEA, Boston University
Dates: 8-11 July 2017
Pre-Congress: 6-7 July 2017

Caring for Millions: Lessons from India’s Health Care Challenges and Solutions: Columbia Business School, NY, USA
Dates: November 4, 2015

Organizational Members