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.

Funding for the  series is provided by CHeSSthe Department of Public Health Sciencesthe Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and the UCANU Health Services Research Program.

Workshops are held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm, in-person, located at the Sky Suite at the Harris School.*

Spring 2023 Schedule

April 6, 2023 – Register Here

Jonathan Holmes, PhD
University of Ottawa
Should Governments Underwrite Insurers? Evidence from a Large Payment Cut

April 13, 2023 – Cancelled

Juan Pablo Atal, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

April 20, 2023 – Register Here

Matt Grennan, PhD
UC Berkeley

No Free Lunch? Welfare Analysis of Firms Selling Through Expert Intermediaries

May 4, 2023 – Register Here
Jointly Sponsored by the Will Manning Lecture Series

Marcella Alsan, PhD
Harvard Kennedy School

May 11, 2023 – Register Here
Jointly Sponsored by the Fallon Lecture Series

David Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH
Stanford University

Firearm Ownership and Risks of Violence

May 18, 2023 – Registration Link 

Jason Abaluck, PhD
Yale University

May 25, 2023 – Register Here

Francis Wong, PhD
LMU Munich

*This event is open to all invitees regardless of vaccination status and, because of ongoing health risks to the unvaccinated, those who are unvaccinated are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures advised by public health officials (masking and social distancing, etc.).  Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated.  Participants will not know the vaccination status of others, including venue staff, and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.