We are very pleased to welcome Prof. Amitabh Chandra to the conference to give the Plenary Talk to participants attending the two overlapping conferences on Friday 8th September (10.45am-12.00pm). Amitabh Chandra is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
His research into innovation and cost-growth in healthcare, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare has been published in the leading economic, health economic, medical and health policy journals. As well as receiving the Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics (Chandra A and Staiger D. (2007). Productivity Spillovers in Health Care: Evidence from the Treatment of Heart Attacks. Journal of Political Economy, 115: 103-140.), and the Eugene Garfield Award for the impact of medical research he was awarded American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) medal and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
The provisional programme with list of papers, presenting authors and discussants has been posted here.
Participants at the conference are able to download the papers here from the cloud
Please contact Mark Dusheiko for the password
Note not yet all papers have discussants, and still missing a few papers in slots for full presentations.
If you have any problems or queries regarding the allocation timings or subject/topic do not hesitate to be in touch.
Full presentations by students/early career researchers will be 25 minutes. Discussants should respond using up a maximum of 15 minutes leaving a further 15 minutes for general audience participation. The objective of the discussion being to provide constructive feedback to improve the article and identify possible issues to address or future avenues of research.
A suggested approach for discussants would be:
– Briefly summarise and interpret their reading of the article.
– Indicate the strengths and potential of the research as well as its limitations.
– Raise specific queries or issues they would appreciate clarification from the author(s).
– Propose discussion points about the possibilities to address the main limitations of the research.
– Suggest topics for general discussion regarding the methods, subject, importance of key research questions and policy implications.
A valuable opportunity for PhD students and young researchers in the field of health economics to present their on-going research and receive important feedback from experienced health economists and their peers.
The conference is an excellent platform to advance your early stage research with input from an international audience. It provides the possibility to network with colleagues and to be motivated by plenary sessions from acclaimed speakers in a stimulating academic and social environment.