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. The location is the Sky Suite at the Harris School.

Autumn 2021 Schedule 

November 4, 2021 – Register Here
Martin Hackmann, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of California Los Angeles

Interdependent Values in Matching Markets: Evidence from Danish Medical School Programs

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – Please note location change: KCBD Building, 900 E 57th St. – Register Here
Lee Lockwood, PhD, MSc 
Associate Professor of Economics
University of Virginia

Anti Insurance: Health Insurance Risk Exposure

November 18, 2021 – Register Here
Tim Moore, PhD
Krannert Rising Star Associate Professor of Economics
Purdue University

Importing the Opioid Crisis? The Relationship between Trade and Fentanyl Smuggling

December 16, 2021 – Register Here
Colleen Carey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Policy Analysis and Management of Finance, Sloan
Cornell University

Why Does Disability Increase During Recessions? Evidence from Medicare

“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.”