Seminar Health Economics and Social Security Systems (273024)

Seminar Health Economics and Social Security Systems (273024)

Seminar Profile

General features
Titel Seminar Health Economics and Social Security Systems
Reference number(s) 273024
Semester Winter term 2023/24
Rhythm of the event Winter term only 
Outline (content) Questions on the importance of social security systems for individual health and the derived demand for medical services. Examples from developing countries are often used to examine specific social security measures.
Target audience/ assignment BSc WiWi PO 2017: Competence Area VWL, Competence Area BWL
Capacity 20 students

Courses: German,

Written work: German or English

Venue Internal seminar
Practice partner No
Course frequency Block event
Preparation of term paper Partly during the lecture-free period
Requirements and support
Objective Reading and discussing scientific texts in German and English, researching and structuring relevant literature, practicing scientific writing.
Required prior knowledge Knowledge of empirical economic research, English
Supporting course for an introduction to scientific work Participation is mandatory. The dates are 25/10/2023 and 01/11/2023, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. More information will follow on the website of the Institute of Health Economics from 01/10/2023.
Formal requirements

Guidelines for writing scientific papers and theses 


General literature World Bank (2018), The State of Social Safety Nets 2018, The World Bank, Washington DC, doi 10.1596/978-1-4648-1254-5, https://elibrary.worldbank.org/doi/abs/10.1596/978-1-4648-1254-5
Basic literature as an introduction to each topic Yes
Methodology Literature review
Special software used None
Recommended word processing software No special recommendation
Term paper page count 12-14 pages
Discussion of outline 1 up to max. 3 appointments
Performance requirements / evaluation incl. weighting Presentation 25%, term paper 75%, attendance is compulsory
Assesor Prof. Dr. Arndt Reichert
Contact Person Prof. Dr. Arndt Reichert and Dr. Ann-Kristin Reitmann
Group work and assignment of topics
Group work No
Group size -
Group composition procedure -
Topics Students will be given access to the topics after the registration period and will have time from 13/10/23 to 19/10/2023 to choose their topic preferences.
Topic allocation procedure Preference-based
Type of pre-registration  Stud.IP
Time schedule
Pre-registration / application


09/10/2023, 9:00 am – 14/10/2022, 7:00 pm (maximum 20 persons + 5 on waiting list, lottery)

Preliminary discussion / topic presentation / kick-o meeting

Kick-o meeting: 20/10/2023, 9:15 - 10:45 am

Individual appointments to discuss topics: 30/10/2023 – 03/11/2023

Partner appointments to discuss progress: 17/11/2023, 9:15 - 10:45 am
Topic assignment 20/10/2023 (selection of topic preferences: 13/10/2023 – 18/10/2023)
Mandatory registration After individual appointments with supervisor
Start of term paper writing After kick-off-meeting
Term paper submission 10/01/2024
Presentation submission 1 day before presentation
Presentation event 07/12/2023, 08/12/2023 and 11/12/2023 (the specific dates and times will follow)