Kolloquium Gesundheit und Bevölkerung


General Features
TitleKolloquium "Gesundheit und Bevölkerung" 
Research focus homepage
Reference number 375016
SemesterSummer Term 2021
Kick-Off-EventApril  22nd  2021 - 11.00 to 12.30 am 
Rhythm of the eventSummer and winter term 
ContentsParticipating students are required to compose a term paper on a selected presentation/paper of the colloquium "Health and Population". The aforementioned term paper consists of an "article critique" of the underlying paper being presented. 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 Number10


VenueCisco Webex Broadcast or live (limited slots)
Practice PartnersNot applicable
Requirements and Support
ObjectiveParticipation 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 knowledgeKnowledge of econometrics, in particular causal analysis, and health economics 
Supporting course for an introduction to scientific work Course "introduction to scientific writing" (in German) via BBB and ILIAS (compare Stud.IP "Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten") 
Formal requirementsSee "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
Basic literature as an introduction to each topicWill be provided
MethodologyArticle critique
Special software usedNot applicable
Recommended word processing softwareAt the students' discretion (Microsoft Word, LaTex) 
Term paper page countRequired page count is fixed during kick-off event
Discussion of outlineUpon appointment
Performance requirements100% term paper, no presentation, attendance is compulsory
Assessor Prof. Dr. A. Herr 
Contact PersonProf. Dr. A. Herr or David Probst 
Group Work and Assignment of Topics
Group workNot applicable
Group sizeNot applicable
Group composition procedureNot applicable
TopicsSee link 
Topic allocation procedureIndividual arrangement
Type of pre-registration Individual arrangement 
Stud.IP SignupStarting March 1st 2021
Pre-registration / applicationIndividual arrangement or Stud.IP query
Preliminary discussion / topic presentation / kick-off meeting22.04.2021 11 am to 12.30 am
Topic assignmentIndividual arrangement or Stud.IP querry 
Binding registrationAfter topic assignment
Start of processing term paperAfter presentation has been held
Term paper submission 31.08.2021    
Presentation submissionNot applicable
Presentation eventNot applicable