We are pleased to announce that the seventh Workshop in Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics will take place in Innsbruck, Austria. 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 Networkwww.beh-net.org

You can download the Call for Papers as pdf here

Keynote speakers

Sunita Sah (Cornell University)

Marcos Vera-Hernandez (University College London)

General information

We welcome contributions on all topics within health economics applying experimental methods, be it laboratory or field experiments. The workshop will consist of keynote lectures delivered by Sunita Sah (Cornell University) and Marcos Vera-Hernandez (University College London) and four sessions with invited speakers, including a CEAR (Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk) special session. In addition, we will organize a poster session with 3 min. ‘blitz presentations’ in the plenum, followed by an additional hour for a more informal exchange with the presenters. The workshop will be concluded with a policy round table, where we will discuss the results of the workshop together with representatives from national and local politics as well as healthcare and insurance experts.

Besides the scientific part of the workshop, we will offer a social program for participants. This includes dinner in the newly built ‘Haus der Musik’ on February 6th, as well as a short hike on the mountain on February 8th.


If you are interested in presenting a paper or a poster, please submit an extended abstract of up to 1,000 words that addresses each of the following: objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Please use the submission form to do so. 

The deadline for abstract submission is October 15th, 2019. Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their paper by November 25th. The workshop will take place at the Management Center Innsbruck and the University of Innsbruck on February 6thand 7th, 2020.

Participation fee

For presenters (including poster sessions), the participation fee is waived. Other participants are requested to pay a fee of €200, which also covers meals during the workshop and the workshop dinner. 

Scientific committee

Loukas Balafoutas (University of Innsbruck)

Matteo M. Galizzi (London School of Economics)

Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University)

Heike Hennig-Schmidt (University of Bonn)

Matthias Sutter (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and University of Cologne)

Daniel Wiesen (University of Cologne)

Local organizers

Loukas Balafoutas (University of Innsbruck), Helena Fornwagner (University of Innsbruck), Daniela Glätzle-Rützler (University of Innsbruck), Claudia Zoller (Management Center Innsbruck)



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