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Summer School Workshop in Health Economics and Statistics

The Summer School Workshop in Health Economics and Statistics hosted by the Health Metrics unit at the University of Gothenburg offers four condensed workshops on fundamental topics in evaluating health policies and interventions. All workshops are a mix of standard lectures and computer-based lab sessions where participants will work with real-world datasets.

Full Summer School Workshop Program

Detailed Workshop Schedules

Important dates 2016Summer School Workshop: June 13 to June 17

Application deadline: May 1

Workshops

A. Evaluation Track

Consists of two workshops dealing with topics in health economic evaluation methods. You can follow both workshops for the full week or one of them independently.

Workshop A1: Applied Cost-Benefit Analysis in Health Care and Public Health with focus on monetary valuation of health
Monday June 13th – Wednesday June 15th

Instructors: Dr. Henrik Andersson, Associate Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics and Dr. Arne Risa Hole, Reader in Economics at the University of Sheffield

The knowledge of applied CBA is fundamental for analysts that wish to evaluate the social welfare effects of new interventions and technologies in health care and public health. The course will cover both the methodological foundations of applied CBA, costing, and monetary valuation of health benefits. In lab sessions students will work with real-world datasets using the Stata software.

Course schedule

Reading list (to come)

Workshop A2: Applied Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care and Public Health
Wednesday (afternoon) June 15th – Friday June 17th

Instructor: Dr. Mikael Svensson, Professor of Applied Health Economics at the University of Gothenburg

The course begins with the theoretical foundations of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), i.e. how to estimate cost-efficiency of an intervention in health care and public health using different decision rules. The course then covers how to measure economic costs, measuring health outcomes using QALYs and DALYs, and how to model uncertainty in CEA. Lab sessions will be carried out using Microsoft Excel.

Course schedule

Reading list (to come)

B. Statistics and Econometrics Track

(THIS TRACK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED)

Consists of two courses dealing with when and how it is possible estimate causal effects of non-randomized data in the health and medical field. You can follow both courses for the full week or one of them independently. 

Workshop B1: Causal Inference in Health Research using Non-Randomized Data (FULLY BOOKED)

Monday June 13th – Wednesday June 15th

Instructor: Dr. Niklas Jakobsson, Research Professor at the institute Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) in Oslo, Associate Professor of Economics at Karlstad University, Sweden, and a visiting scholar at the IRVAPP institute in Trento, Italy.

The course deals with how to estimate causal effects using non-experimental (observational data). The course will begin by presenting Randomized Experiments as the gold-standard for drawing causal conclusions and to be used as a comparator to the non-experimental approaches presented in the course. The main focus will be on the methods of Difference-in-Difference (DD), Instrumental Variables (IV), and Regression Discontinuity (RD) designs.

Course schedule

Reading list (to come) 

Workshop B2: Propensity Score Matching in Health Research (FULLY BOOKED)

Wednesday June 15th – Friday June 17th

Instructor: Dr. Catrin Wessman Senior Lecturer in Statistics at Health Metrics, University of Gothenburg.

The course approach causal inference for observational studies with a focus on methods using propensity score (PS). The course will teach different ways to estimate the PS, which covariates to use in the PS model, how to check the assumptions and how to interpret the outcome, and additionally, how to do a sensitivity analysis. It will be a practical course and for the lab sessions, Stata software and Microsoft Excel will be used.

Course schedule

Reading list (to come) 

Target groups

The workshops are designed to be of particular benefit to PhD students and researchers in relevant fields as well as professionals working with health economic evaluations and/or program evaluation in the private or public sector.

Workshop fees and discounts

  • Regular fee: €750 per course or €1,000 for two courses
  • Reduced fee: €375 per course or €500 for two courses. The reduced fee applies to PhD and Master Students. 

What the fee covers

  • Lunches during the course period
  • A welcome reception (on Mon for A1 and B1 and on Wed for A2 and B2)
  • A course dinner (Tue for A1 and B1 and Thu for A2 and B2). 

Class size

In order to have a small and beneficial learning environment space is limited to 25 participants in each workshop.

LocationThe Summer School will be held at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. All workshops will take place at the Wallenberg Conference centre. Coffee breaks and lunches will also be held at the Wallenberg Conference Centre. The joint dinner will be held at a restaurant in the central parts of Gothenburg.

How to register

To participate in the summer school please send an e-mail to Health Metrics  noting which workshop(s) you wish to attend. Also include a brief CV stating your educational and professional background. We will then send you the payment details and once we receive your payment you are fully registered.

Application deadline

Application deadline is May 1, 2016. But please note that we limit class size to 25 participants, so workshops may fill up before this date.

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Contact Information

Mikael Svensson, PhD

Professor of Applied Health Economics & Head of Unit, Health Metrics at the Sahlgrenska Academy

Phone:
031-786 6783

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