Invitation - „End-of-life healthcare expenditure: testing economic explanations using a discrete choice experiment”
Presentation at the 1. ATHEA PhD-Workshop
Vienna, October 18th, 2018
Healthcare expenditure (HCE) spent during an individual’s last year of life accounts for a high share of lifetime HCE. This finding is puzzling because an investment in health is unlikely to have a sufficiently long payback period. However, Becker et al. (2007) and Philipson et al. (2010) have advanced a theory designed to explain high willingness to pay (WTP) for an extension of life close to its end. Their testable implications are complemented by the concept of ‘pain of risk bearing’ introduced by Eeckhoudt and Schlesinger (2006). They are tested using a discrete choice experiment performed in 2014, involving 1,529 Swiss adults. An individual setting where the price attribute is substantial out-of-pocket payment for a novel drug for treatment of terminal cancer is distinguished from a societal one, where it is an increase in contributions to social health insurance. Most of the economic predictions receive empirical support.
Presentation: Professor em. Dr. Peter Zweifel, University Zurich
When: October 18th, 2018, 05:30pm
Where: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
Registration: Participation is free of charge, please register at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 7th, 2018.
The event is a cooperation with the Health Economics and Policy Group at the Department of Socioeconomics of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
The International Health Economics Association has awarded the 2018 iHEA Student Prize to Dr. Mujaheed Shaikh (Health Economics and Policy Division) for his paper “Your retirement and my health behavior: Evidence on retirement externalities from a fuzzy regression discontinuity design”. Dr. Shaikh won the first prize in this international competition. The prize is awarded for excellent scientific contributions in the field of health economics by young scholars and will be presented on the occasion of the 13th World Congress “New Heights in Health Economics” on 13-17 July in Basel.
Miraldo, M., Shaikh, M., Barrenho, E. Atun, R. et al. Funding for Malaria control 2006-2010: Assessing vertical and horizontal equity. Forthcoming BMJ Global Health
Gandjour, A. & Shaikh, M. Pharmaceutical expenditure and GDP: Evidence on simultaneous effects from an instrumental variable approach. Revise and Resubmit Health Economics
Elke Loichinger, A. Goujon and Daniela Weber, (2016) Demographic Profile of the Arab Region: Realizing the Demographic Divided. E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/Technical Paper 3. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Beirut, Lebanon
Warren C. Sanderson, Sergei Scherbov, Daniela Weber and Valeria Bordone: "Combined Measures of Upper and Lower Body Strength and Subgroup Differences in Subsequent Survival Among the Older Population of England.
Last visited Conferences
Anna-Theresa Renner, European Regional Science Association, Cork, Ireland, August (titles of talks “Availability and spatial accessibility of outpatient healthcare - What are the effects on utilization?” at the Young Scientists Session, and “A Spatial Panel Data Analysis of Avoidable Hospitalisations in Austria” at an Ordinary Session
Mujaheed Shaikh, EuHEA Conference 2018, Maastricht, The Netherlands, July, (title of talks "Too sticky to switch? Retirement and health plan choices of the elderly" and "The impact of organizational change on firm efficiency: Evidence from the healthcare sector")
Anna-Theresa Renner, EuHEA Conference 2018, Maastricht, The Netherlands, July, (titles of talks "Availability and spatial accessibility of outpatient healthcare supply – what are the effects on utilization?" and "A Spatial Panel Data Analysis of Avoidable Hospitalisations in Austria")
Mujaheed Shaikh, European Economic Association Meeting, Germany, Cologne, August, (title of talk "The impact of organizational change on firm efficiency: Evidence from the healthcare sector")
Mujaheed Shaikh, American-European Health Economics Study Group, Harvard, Boston, USA, June (title of talk “The Impact of Organizational Change on Firm Efficiency: Evidence from the Healthcare Sector”)
Anna-Theresa Renner, Nationalökonomischen Gesellschaft in Wien, Annual Meeting & 100th Anniversary of the Austrian Economic Association, May (title of talk “What are the Drivers of Regional Variations in Avoidable Hospitalisations in Austria? A Spatial Panel Data Analysis”)
Mujaheed Shaikh, Regional Science Association International Conference, Goa, India, May (title of talk “ Child Malnutrition in Uganda: Regional disparities and socio-economic inequalities”).
Mujaheed Shaikh, Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference, Perth, Scotland, April 2018 (title of talk “The Impact of Organizational Change on Firm Efficiency: Evidence from the Healthcare Sector”)
Mujaheed Shaikh, Invited presentation, Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, March 2018 (title of talk “Too Sticky to Switch? Retirement and Health Plan choices of the elderly”).
Anna-Theresa Renner, Winterseminar organized by the German speaking section (GfR) of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), Igls/Innsbruck, February 2018
Anna-Theresa Renner and Mujaheed Shaikh, Austrian Health Economics Association, Vienna, November 2017
Anna-Theresa Renner, 28th IUSSP International Population Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, October/November 2017
Daniela Weber, 5th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing, Lisbon, October 2017
Mujaheed Shaikh, 15ª Conferência Nacional de Economia da Saúde | APES, October 2017
Daniela Weber, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA) (Invited talk & stay) - organised by research group: International Laboratory on Demography and Human Capital, October 2017
Anna-Theresa Renner, 22nd Annual Conference of the Italian Health Economics Association (AIES), Pavia, Italy, October 2017
Daniela Weber, Jahrestagung der DGD und der Deutschen Statistischen Gesellschaft (DStatG), Rostock, September 2017
Anna-Theresa Renner and Mujaheed Shaikh, Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik, Vienna, September 2017
Anna-Theresa Renner and Daniela Weber, Vienna Health Care Lectures, Vienna, September 2017
Daniela Weber, 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, Lindau, August 2017
Anna-Theresa Renner, Summer School of the European Regional Science Association in Lesvos, Greece, July 2017
Mujaheed Shaikh, International Health Ecnomics Association Conference, Boston
Anna-Theresa Renner, Winter Seminar of the German Speaking Section of the European Regional Science Association in Spital am Pyhrn, February 2017
Anna-Theresa Renner, International Health Policy Conference at the London School of Economics, London, February 2017
Daniela Weber, 6. Berliner Demografie-Forum, Berlin, February 2017
Mujaheed Shaikh, Australian Health Economics Society Conference 2016, Perth, September 2016
Mujaheed Shaikh, Strategic Management Society Conference 2016, Berlin, September 2016