Seminar Profile

Seminar in Applied Health Economics and Impact Analysis (375023)

General features
Title Seminar in Applied Health Economics and Impact Analysis
Reference number 375023
Semester Winter Term 2023/2024
Rhythm of the event Winter term and summer term
Framework (content) 

Students will choose a research article from the provided list of topics (assignment will be based on students’ preferences). They can choose to write either a referee report or a research proposal on this article or topic.

The results (referee report or research proposal) will be presented during the presentation event. In addition, each student will be assigned the referee report/research proposal of another student, which he/she will discuss in the form of a short presentation during the presentation event. The feedback from the presentation event can then be incorporated into the seminar paper.

Target audience/ assignment

MSc WiWi PO 2012: Major Health Economics
MSc WiWi PO 2018: Area Health Economics

Number of places max. 20 (+ waiting list)
Language English
Venue Internal Seminar
Practice partner No
Rhythm of the course Block event 
Preparation of term paper During the lecture period
Requirements and support
Objective Critically examining empirical studies/impact analyses from the field of health and development economics and, if applicable, developing own research idea.
Required prior knowledge Knowledge of empirical economic research and health economics, at least good knowledge of English
Supporting course for the introduction to scientific work Mandatory [further information to follow]
Formal requirements Guidelines for writing scientific papers and theses (https://www.ihe.uni-hannover.de/de/lehre/wissenschaftliches- arbeiten/)
General literature

Greiner, W., Graf von der Schulenburg, J.-M. (2013), Gesundheitsökonomik, 3. Auflage, Tübingen.

Breyer, Zweifel, Kifmann (2013), Gesundheitsökonomik, 6. Auflage, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Angrist, J. D., Pischke, J. S. (2009), Mostly harmless econometrics: An empiricist's companion, 1. Auflage, Princeton, New Jersey.
Basic literature as an introduction to each topic No
Methodology Literature works
Special software used None
Recommended word processing software No particular recommendation
Page count of term paper 3 - 5 pages
Discussion of outline Opportunity of an individual appointment with the supervisor 
Performance requirements/ grading incl. weighting of grade Compulsory attendance, written part 75 % and presentation 25 %
Assessor Prof. Dr. Arndt Reichert
Contact Person Prof. Dr. Arndt Reichert, Kukyoung Heo
Group work and assignment of topics
Group work No (however, a group session will be offered for students to discuss their current progress on seminar presentations/paper).
Group size -
Procedure for the composition of the groups -
Topic List of topics and research articles available for selection will be published in Stud.IP on 03/10/2023
Procedure of topic assignment Preference-based
Type of pre-registration Stud.IP
Pre-registration/application 09/10/2023, 9:00 a.m. – 17/10/2023, 6:00 p.m. (maximum 20 people + 5 on waiting list; first come, first served)
Preliminary meeting / topic presentation / kick-off meeting

Expectedly 26/10/2023 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (or 27/10/2023)

Topic assignment Expectedly 18/10/2023
Binding registration Until 24/10/2023
Start of working on term paper After binding registration
Presentation submission + assignment of short papers 28/11/2023, 12:00 p.m.
Presentation event Expectedly 30/11/2023 (or 01/12/2023)
Term paper submission 15/12/2023