Workshops and Events

Health Economics Workshop

The Health Economics Workshop (HEW) is an interdisciplinary workshop that features participants from the Social and Biological Sciences Divisions, several professional schools (Business, Law, Public Policy, and Social Service Administration), and faculty from outside the University of Chicago.

Held weekly, HEW is an important venue to present research in the areas of health economics, medical decision-making, health services research, health policy, and topics related to population health. It also provides a forum for professional development and mentoring of students and junior faculty.    

Workshops are organized by faculty members Rena Conti, Tamara Konetzka and Fabrice Smieliauskas, with the assistance of HEW Administrator Susie McGee. 

Funding for the 2017-2018 series is provided by CHeSSthe Department of Public Health Sciencesthe Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and the AHRQ Health Services Research Training Program. Sign up to receive HEW announcements here

Workshops for fall quarter are held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm in NORC Room 344, unless otherwise noted. 

Please note: The November 2nd and 9th workshops will be in NORC 232/3. The November 16th workshop will be held in  Saieh Hall Room 021.

Health Economics Workshop Archives  

Fall 2017 Schedule

October 5, 2017
Jaeyoon Lee, PhD Candidate
Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Credit access and household bell-being: Evidence from payday lending

October 12, 2017
Cliff Bersamira, PhD Candidate
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Stakeholder perspectives on conceptualizing addiction recovery in the era of health reform

October 19, 2017
Engy Ziedan, PhD Candidate
Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
The intended and unintended consequences of the hospitals readmission reduction program

October 26, 2017
Keith Green, PhD Candidate
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
"There’s no superhighway to PrEP”: Illuminating the incompatibilities between HIV prevention policy and the social safety net

November 2, 2017 
Hari Sharma, PhD Candidate
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
Does spending more on post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities improve patient outcomes?
NORC 232/233

November 9, 2017
Ziad Obermeyer, MD, M. Phil
Assistant Professor, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Are we over-testing? Using machine learning to understand physician decision making
NORC 232/233

November 16, 2017
Kate Baicker, PhD
Dean, Harris School of Public Policy
The costs and benefits of Medicaid and implications for health reform
Saieh Hall 021