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iHEA Newsletter - December 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nicole Cork
International Health Economics Association
iHEA News is the official newsletter of the International Health Economics Association.
Please note that this newsletter only contains summaries. To access a full version PDF of this newsletter, please click here.
Holiday Greetings!

- David Bishai (iHEA President), Diane McIntyre (iHEA Executive Director)
and Managing Matters (iHEA Executive Staff)
Call for Nominations for the 2019 iHEA Annual Student Paper Prize
Deadline: January 11, 2019
The International Health Economics Association (iHEA) is pleased to invite nominations for the Annual Student Paper Prize in Health Economics.  

Nominations should include a brief letter of nomination (250 words max) and a copy of the paper (preferably pdf).

A student is defined as someone currently studying (full or part time) at a higher education institution, at either Master's or Doctoral level. In addition, students who have completed their studies in the year previous to the announcement qualify as long as the paper was written while registered as a student.

Papers can be published or unpublished, but must be in comparable format to a published paper in the Journal of Health Economics or Health Economics, of maximum length 8,000 words. Self-nomination is acceptable. Papers should be in English. If a submitted paper has more than one author, the student contribution must be at least 75% overall and an accompanying letter must be signed by co-authors to support this, stating the nature of their contribution (conceptualization, analysis, writing etc.). A joint student paper with 50-50 contributions is acceptable. Previous winners are not eligible.

Papers will be reviewed by an International Committee chaired by Professor Bruce Hollingsworth. The Prize will be subsidized travel and attendance at the 2019 iHEA Congress in Basel to present the paper in a Student Prize Special Organised Session chaired by the iHEA President, or Chair of the Prize Committee; the equivalent of US$1,000; and the offer (if the author wishes, and the paper is unpublished) of potential fast track publication in Health Economics, subject to Editorial approval.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 will receive the equivalent of US$250 each and free registration (but not travel) at the 2019 Basel iHEA Congress. They will be invited to give brief presentations at the iHEA Congress Student Prize Special Organized Session. 

Please submit nominations, and address queries by email to: by January 11, 2019.

iHEA Congress News
Abstracts 2019
Abstract submissions for the 2019 iHEA Congress in Basel have now closed and the review process will begin shortly. 
The congress webpages are being updated regularly to provide the latest information - the overview of the program timetable is now available. For those planning their travels well in advance, please note that there will be a very busy and exciting pre-congress session program on both Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 July, 2019; details of pre-congress sessions will be posted soon.
Call for Arrow Award Nominations

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 the late 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 considers 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. You can click here to view the most recent award winners.

Nominations for the Arrow Award from members of iHEA are welcome and should be sent to the Chair of the Committee (Christopher J. Ruhm:, accompanied by a copy of the paper and a brief cover letter. The deadline for submissions is January 18, 2019. 

Career Center 
The iHEA Career Center allows you to post your job openings and fellowships, find potential candidates and search new positions. It is open to members and non-members alike. You are able to search by Keyword, Country, Organization, Job category and more. We encourage everyone to click here to view this wonderful resource. We do hope that you utilize this tool and should you have any questions, please reach out to

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