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 on Zoom.

Spring 2021 Schedule 


April 1, 2021 – Register Here 
Ethan Lieber, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
University of Notre Dame

Training Caregivers: Experimental Evidence

May 6, 2021 – Register Here 
Timothy J. Layton, PhD
Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School

Adverse Selection and Redistribution in Social Insurance Programs 

May 20, 2021 – Register Here 
David Molitor, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance, Gies College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Causal Concentration-Response Function for Air Pollution: Evidence from Wildfire Smoke