Rotterdam, Netherlands

Inequalities in Health and Healthcare

when 13 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 900

This course will arm you with tools to measure health inequality. It will encourage and facilitate evaluation of the normative foundations of inequality measures. You will become familiar with methods used to explain socioeconomic disparities in health and to identify inequity in the distribution of healthcare. We will demonstrate how tools of health inequality measurement can be used to conduct distributionally sensitive cost-effectiveness analysis.

ATTENTION:
Despite the Covid-19 outbreak we still expect that the TI summer school courses can take place. In the unfortunate event that we are not able to offer courses due to tightened national regulations, you will receive a full refund of your payment to Tinbergen Institute. If this is the case, we will inform all applicants accordingly via email asap.

Course leader

he 2020 Lecturers are Owen O’Donnell, Professor of Applied Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is a Senior Researcher at the University of Lausanne and a Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute, Netspar and the CESR/Schaefer Center for the St

Target group

The course is targeted at economists embarking on research on population health and the distribution of healthcare, as well as at researchers from the field of public health wishing to become competent in techniques used by economists to analyse inequality in health and healthcare. The material is also of interest to cost-effectiveness researchers who want to broaden their toolkit to distributionally sensitive health economic evaluation.

Admission requirements

The course is open to research master’s students, PhD students, postdocs and researchers with an interest in a quantitative approach to health inequality. Students should have done an intermediate course in statistics, be familiar with regression analysis and preferably have completed an intermediate course in microeconomics. Those with a public health background who have not previously followed a course in economics should be comfortable with statistical analysis. Familiarity with the statistical package STATA is an advantage.

Course aim

This course will arm you with tools to measure health inequality. It will encourage and facilitate evaluation of the normative foundations of inequality measures. You will become familiar with methods used to explain socioeconomic disparities in health and to identify inequity in the distribution of healthcare. We will demonstrate how tools of health inequality measurement can be used to conduct distributionally sensitive cost-effectiveness analysis.

Credits info

3 EC
Participants who prepare a written report of the assignment submitted after the course will receive a certificate of participation stating that the summer school is equivalent to a work load of 3 ECTS. Note that it is the student’s own responsibility to get these credits registered at their university.

Fee info

EUR 900: PhD and Masters students €900
Reduced fee for participants from countries on the OECD DAC list € 650

The course fee includes: course materials, daily lunches, social event including a dinner and farewell drinks. Accommodation costs are not covered by this fee. Please ask us about discount options for a student hotel.
EUR 1200: Others (postdocs, professionals)

The course fee includes: course materials, daily lunches, social event including a dinner and farewell drinks. Accommodation costs are not covered by this fee. Please ask us about discount options for a student hotel.