Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop

The Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop will take place on 25th and 26th of June 2018.

This workshop aims to gather (junior) researchers with an interest in applying the tools of economics to problems surrounding mental health. Beside lectures from the keynotes on issues of measuring mental health and mental health care organization and financing. We will host a small number of sessions in which (junior) researchers can present their work in the field of economics of mental health. Empirical analyses in this field are especially encouraged for submission. The selection criteria is academic quality. In case of doubt, benefit will be given to junior researchers.


Richard G. Frank (Harvard) is the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on the economics of mental health and substance abuse care, long-term care financing policy, health care competition, implementation of health reform and disability policy. He has won several awards in economics, public health and psychiatry and has held numerous roles within the Department of Health and Human Services from 2009-11, 2013-14 and 2014-2016.

Rowena Jacobs (York) is Professor of Health Economics in the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. Rowena’s research interests include health policy reforms, incentives and performance measurement of mental health services. She leads research examining the relationship between primary care quality and outcomes for people with serious mental illness. She also leads a research programme on contracting and payment for mental health services. Other projects which she leads look at the efficiency, cost and quality of mental healthcare provision, and the mental healthcare workforce.

Jan Böhnke (Dundee) is a Senior Research Fellow in Evaluation Design and Research Methods at the Dundee Centre for Health and Related Research, School of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Dundee. Jan's work focuses on the statistical modelling of mental health and physical comorbidities. Current projects deal with common mental disorders in psychological therapies, diabetes, and the structure of severe mental illness.

Hosting Institution

CINCH is one of Germany’s leading research centers in Health Economics. The center is located in Essen and is funded through an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

RWI – Leibniz - Institute for Economic Research is a leading center for economic research and evidence-based policy advice in Germany.

LSCR is a research cooperation between RWI, University Duisburg-Essen, Tilburg University and other partners focused on “Health care challenges in regions with declining and ageing populations”.


Please submit full papers or extended abstracts to (deadline: 15.02.2018)

For more information, check the CINCH Workshop website.

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There are no registration fees.


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