7th BEHnet Workshop in Innsbruck

We are pleased to announce that the seventh Workshop in Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics will take place in Innsbruck, Austria. The workshop brings together economists who apply behavioral insights and experimental methods to health economics in order to present and discuss their research. The workshop is part of the activities of the Behavioural Experiments in Health Network

We welcome contributions on all topics within health economics applying experimental methods, be it laboratory or field experiments. The workshop will consist of keynote lectures delivered by and Sunita Sah (Cornell) and Marcos Vera-Hernandez (University College London) and four sessions with invited speakers, including a CEAR (Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk) special session. In addition, we will organize a poster session with 3 min. ‘blitz presentations’ in the plenum, followed by an additional hour for a more informal exchange with the presenters. The workshop will be concluded with a policy round table, where we will discuss the results of the workshop together with representatives from national and local politics as well as healthcare and insurance experts.

Besides the scientific part of the workshop, we will offer a social program for participants. This includes dinner in the newly built ‘Haus der Musik’ on February 6th, as well as a short hike on the mountain on February 8th.

Find more information on the official website of the workshop. Extended abstracts can be submitted until October 15th 2019.

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From left to right: Sebastian Neumann-Böhme, Anne Sophie Oxholm, Jeannette Brosig-Koch, Daniel Wiesen and Christian Waibel

From left to right: Sebastian Neumann-Böhme, Anne Sophie Oxholm, Jeannette Brosig-Koch, Daniel Wiesen and Christian Waibel

From the 18th to 19th of March 2019 members of BEHnet attended the 11th annual meeting of the German Society for Health Economics (DGGOE) in Augsburg and presented their work in two sessions.

In the BEHnet organised session, chaired by Daniel Wiesen, two Members presented their work:

Anne Sophie Oxholm from the University of Southern Denmark presented an experiment investigating if fee-for-service payments lead to over-provision in health care. The paper was meanwhile published in Health Economics.

Christian Waibel from ETH Zürich presented an experiment on the effect of the impact of different ranking schemes on physicians' quality effort decisions.


In the second session, chaired by Jeannette Brosig-Koch, three members presented their work:

Silvia Angerer from UMIT in Tirol introduced an experiment that investigated whether monitoring of physicians can help reduce mistreatment in health care.

Daniel Wiesen from the University of Cologne presented the first results from an experimental panel study that measures altruistic preferences in medical students over the course of their medical education.

Sebastian Neumann-Böhme from the Erasmus University Rotterdam presented an experiment on the effect of specialist training on the degree of preference reversals in a decision making for others setting.  

All mentioned abstracts are available in English and can be found in the conference program (p.120-121 & p.151-152).

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