Fourth ATHEA Conference

Vienna, 1st of March 2019

Fourth ATHEA Conference for Health Economics

For the fourth ATHEA-Conference submissions for presentation are welcome in all fields of health economics and health policy, including long-term care.

For the keynotes, the topic “Economics of Child Health“ was selected. Childhood is a very formative phase of a person’s health. Habits develop that will later promote or impede a healthy lifestyle. Physical development may or may not support resilience to disease, and lead, among others, to myopia, orthopedic diseases or even cancer. Also in the mental area, children can build resilience or develop susceptibility to mental disorders. Laying the foundation for health literacy at school may influence future health and health care decisions.

On the other hand, a childhood burdened with illness can massively hinder educational opportunities, thereby diminishing the chances of advancing on the social ladder, which in turn is closely related to later health. Preventive activities, such as vaccinations, are already being set up in childhood, and serious illnesses can occur that call for cost-intensive treatment. At the political level, child health has become increasingly important in recent years, and some countries have accordingly developed health strategies for children and adolescents.

As in previous conferences, apart from the general theme reflected in keynotes and panel discussion, submissions from all other areas of health economics and policy are welcome, including long-term care.

We are happy to announce two interesting keynote speakers:

·         Nora Döring, postdoctoral researcher

·         Mark Stabile, professor of economics

Nora Döring is postdoctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institute. Her research interests inlcude prevention of childhood obesity, cost-effectiveness of prevention, economic and societal consequences of (childhood) obesity.

Mark Stabile is the Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality, a Professor of Economics at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and was the founding Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Rotman School of Management, both at the University of Toronto. His recent work focuses on inequality, poverty, child health, health care financing, and tax policy.

Deadline for abstract submission (max. 500 words) extended to January 15th 2019 to

Announcement of accepted papers: January 29th, 2019

Registration for non-presenters per email to

Conference venue: Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS), Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Vienna, Austria

Conference languages: English, German

Conference fee: 45 Euros


Conference Program

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