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The iHEA Student Prize is to recognize excellence by students in the field of health economics. It was first awarded in 1999 and biennially thereafter to coincide with the iHEA congress. As from 2017, there will be a standing Student Paper Prize committee to award this prize annually to the Masters or Doctoral student paper judged as best in the award year. Each year the Committee will consider a short list of submitted papers evaluated by all of the committee members using similar criteria to that of the long established Arrow Award.
The prize is subsidized travel, accommodation and registration for the next iHEA Congress to present the paper in a Student Prize Special Organized Session chaired by the iHEA President, or Chair of the Prize Committee; a cash prize; and the offer (if the author wishes, and the paper is unpublished) of potential fast track publication in Health Economics, subject to Editorial approval. The papers in 2nd and 3rd place each receive a cash prize and free registration for (but not travel or other costs for attending) the next iHEA Congress. They are also invited to give brief presentations at the iHEA Congress Student Prize Special Organized Session.
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2018 Prize Winners
We are very pleased to announce the 2018 Prize is being awarded to the joint student paper by Mujaheed Shaikh and Tobias Muller (Austria/Switzerland) "Your retirement and my health behavior: Evidence on retirement externalities from a fuzzy regression discontinuity design”. The paper presents evidence on intra-household retirement externalities by assessing the causal effect of spousal retirement on various health behaviors and health status across 19 European countries. It identifies significant increases in the frequency and intensity of alcohol consumption combined with a significant decrease in moderate physical activities as a response to partner’s retirement. They find that own retirement has significant positive effects on engaging in moderate and vigorous physical activities but also leads to a significant increase in the frequency of alcohol intake, and that subjective health is negatively affected by spousal retirement and positively by own retirement.
Honorable mentions go to the 2nd placed joint paper by Ana Marıa Costa-Ramonand and Ana Rodrıguez-Gonzalez (Spain) "It’s About Time: Cesarean Sections and Neonatal Health”, and joint 3rd place papers by Quitterie Roquebert and Marianne Tenand (France) "Pay less, consume more? The price elasticity of home care for the disabled elderly in France”; and Adrian Rubli (USA) “Low-Cost, Limited-Service Private Healthcare Providers: Evidence from Mexico”.
Student Prize Committee
Chairperson: Bruce Hollingsworth (Lancaster University, UK)
Previous Student Prize winners