Kolloquium Gesundheit und Bevölkerung

Steckbrief Kolloquium "Gesundheit und Bevölkerung"

General Features
Title Kolloquium "Gesundheit und Bevölkerung" 
Research focus homepage See link  and Stud.IP
Reference number 375016 / 77788
Semester Summer Term 2024
Kick-Off-Event April 9th 2024,  12.45 - 14.15 | Venue: c.f. Stud.IP
Rhythm of the event Summer and winter term 

Participating students are required to compose a term paper on a selected paper of authors that presented in the colloquium "Health and Population". More specifically, the aforementioned term paper consists of an "article critique”.

The colloquium allows the students to discuss with external researchers and to analyze current research and state-of-the-art methods in empirical health and population economics. Knowledge of econometrics, in particular causal estimation methods is helpful. Attendance is compulsory. 

Target Audience

MSc Wiwi PO 2012 Major Health Economics, MSc Wiwi PO 2018 Area Health Economics

Slot Number 15


Presentations in English, term paper in English or German


Kolloquium: see Stud.IP

Group Check-Ins:  see Stud.IP

Individual appointments: By individal appointment

Practice Partners Not applicable
Requirements and Support
Objective Participation is intended to sharpen the students' critical thinking skills by writing a critical statement on a research paper. This explicitly includes the review of the empirical literature.
Required prior knowledge Knowledge of econometrics, in particular causal analysis, and health economics 
Supporting course for an introduction to scientific work Course "introduction to scientific writing" (in German; compare Stud.IP "Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten") 
Formal requirements See "Leitfaden" issued by the Institute of Health Economics
General Literature 
  • Angrist and Pischke, Mastering Metrics, 2015, Princeton University Press
  • Angrist and Pischke, Mostly Harmless Econometrics, 2009, Princeton University Press
  • Jones et al, Applied Health Econometrics, 2nd ed. 2011, Routledge Publishing
  • Cunningham, Causal Inference – The Mixtape, 2021, Yale University Press
Basic literature as an introduction to each topic Will be provided
Methodology Article critique
Special software used Not applicable
Recommended word processing software At the students' discretion (Microsoft Word, LaTex) 
Term paper page count Required page count is announced during kick-off event
Discussion of outline and progress

Individual appointments: tbd

The following slots are reserved for group check-ins:

May 7th 2024 12.45-14.15

June 18th 2024 12.45-14.15

The group check-ins only take place upon demand of participants and may be turned into individual appointments.
Performance requirements 100% term paper, no presentation, attendance is compulsory
Assessor Prof. Dr. Annika Herr
Contact Person David Probst
Group Work and Assignment of Topics
Group work Not applicable
Group size Not applicable
Group composition procedure Not applicable
Topics Announced during kick-off (for a preview of the authors presenting, see link).
Topic allocation procedure Individual arrangement
Type of pre-registration  Individual arrangement 
Stud.IP Signup Active
Pre-registration / application Stud.IP
Preliminary discussion / topic presentation / kick-off meeting

April 9th 2024  - 12.45 - 14.15 pm | Venue: tba (see Stud.IP)

Note that a participation in the course is only possible, if students attend the kick-off.
Topic assignment Students shall provide their preferences after the Kick-Off-Event.
Binding registration After topic assignment
Start of processing term paper After topic assignment
Term paper submission  August 30th 2024 by midnight (electronically via email or Stud.IP, see announcement in Stud.IP)
Presentation submission Not applicable
Presentation event Not applicable