4th Workshop in Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics

Posted On July 19, 2016

December 8, 2016 – December 9, 2016

University of Cologne

Preliminary Program 

Following the success of the previous workshops in Oslo, Hamilton, and Essen, we are pleased to host the fourth Workshop in Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics in Cologne. 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: http://www.beh-net.org/.

We welcome contributions on all topics within health economics applying experimental methods, be it laboratory or field experiments. Topics of this year’s workshop focus on provider incentives, patient behavior, and risk preferences in health (Special CEAR Session on Risk organized by Glenn Harrison). Each paper is allocated one hour (40 min. presentation, 10 min. comments by a discussant, 10 min. general discussion) to provide participants with the opportunity for an in-depth discussion.


If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit either the full paper, or an extended abstract of up to 1,000 words that addresses each of the following: objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Please send submissions to: beh-workhop@wiso.uni-koeln.de.

Deadline for abstract submission is September 4th, 2016. Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their paper by October 7th, 2016. The workshop is taking place in Cologne on December 8th and 9th, 2016.

Special issue in Health Economics

Authors of the papers accepted for presentation at the workshop are encouraged to contribute to a special issue on Behavioral Experiments in Health in the journal Health Economics.

Participation fee

For presenters and discussants, the participation fee is waived. Other participants pay €200. The fee also covers meals during the workshop and the workshop dinner.

Scientific Committee

Matteo M. Galizzi (LSE)
Geir Godager (University of Oslo)
Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University)
Heike Hennig-Schmidt (University of Bonn)
Jerry Hurley (McMaster)
Albert Ma (Boston University)
Daniel Wiesen (University of Cologne)

Local organizers

Daniel Wiesen and Heike Hennig-Schmidt
Email: beh-workshop@wiso.uni-koeln.de

For further information, please visit the workshop website: www.beh-workshop.uni-koeln.de.

Conference Website  | Call for Papers