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 Tamara Konetzka, Fabrice Smieliauskas, and Kavi Bhalla.

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

Health Economics Workshop Archives  

Winter 2018 Schedule

January 4, 2018
No Workshop

January 11, 2018
Ian Savage, PhD
Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
The Economics of Transportation Safety
NORC 344

January 18, 2018
No Workshop

January 25, 2018
Nina Gao, PhD Candidate
Harris School of Public Policy
Where Have All the Inpatients Gone? Provider Discretion and Spillovers from Psychiatric Admitting
NORC 344

February 1, 2018

February 8, 2018
Hiroaki Matsuura, Sc.D.
Provost and Vice President, Shoin University (Japan) Global Member, Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh
Constitutional Social and Environmental Human Rights and Child Health Outcomes in 15 Latin American Countries

February 15, 2018
Arindam Nandi, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Tata Centre for Development, University of Chicago
Long-Term Cognitive and Education Effects of Early Life Nutrition
NORC 344

February 22, 2018
Grant Gannaway, PhD Candidate
University of Chicago Economics Department
Comparative Advantages in Health Care: Benefits and Risks

Albert Tan, PhD Candidate
University of Chicago Economics Department
The Impact of Public Healthcare Program on Hospital Hospitality: Evidence from Indonesia Healthcare Program

March 1, 2018
Wen Hu, PhD
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety