Raf Van Gestel (Department of Economics) wins iHEA Student Prize

The 2017 iHEA Student Prize is being awarded to the joint student paper by Raf Van Gestel (University of Antwerp) and Tobias Müller (University of Lucerne) “Does My High Blood Pressure Improve Your Survival? Overall and Subgroup Learning Curves in Health”. The paper looks at learning curves in health, distinguishing between three types of learning when identifying overall learning curves: economies of scale, learning from cumulative experience and human capital depreciation. They emphasize the role of subgroup-specific learning  and find that different types of learning are important for different outcomes.

The iHEA Student Prize is to recognize excellence by students in the field of health economics. It was first awarded in 1999 and biennially thereafter to coincide with the iHEA congress. The Student Paper Prize Committee considers a short list of submitted papers evaluated by all of the committee members using similar criteria to that of the long established Arrow Award.  This year, fifty-six papers were received, and refereed by the Prize Committee.

https://www.healtheconomics.org/news/333234/iHEA-News---March-2017.htm

Econometric Game 2017

University of Antwerp selected for the Econometric Game

From the 5th until the 7th of April 2017, the eighteenth edition of the Econometric Game will take place! The "World Championship of Econometrics" is a three-day event where talented teams of 30 universities from all over the world compete by solving a challenging case". A delegation of two PhD students from the Department of Economics and two Master students will participate in the annual Econometric Game in Amsterdam.  Last year, the University of Antwerp was announced as one of the best 10 teams for the second year in a row.

For more information on the Econometric Game see: http://www.econometricgame.com/

Econometric Game 2016

University of Antwerp again in final round of the Econometric Game

From the 6th until the 8th of April 2016, a delegation of two PhD students from the Department of Economics and two Master students participated in the annual Econometric Game in Amsterdam.  During this unofficial “World Championship of Econometrics”, 30 teams solved a case on “Socioeconomic inequity in health care use among elderly Europeans”. After the first two days, the University of Antwerp was announced as one of the best 10 teams for the second year in a row. In the end, after a final round where another case was solved, Harvard University won the competition. The Warsaw School of Economics and Erasmus University Rotterdam occupied the second and third place. These three days of blood, sweat and tears were complemented with a lot of fun and new-found friendships.

For more information on the Econometric Game see: http://www.econometricgame.com/

L to R: Mateo Seré, Raf Van Gestel (PhD student), Lander Bijnens and Sofia Maier (PhD student)

Cheating in emissions testing

Cheating in emissions testing

Former co-worker Mathias Reynaert in TSE MAG #10, Spring 2016, p. 10

 

 

Doctoral Class - Branko Milanovic

AEC, CSB and IOB cordially invite you to the doctoral class chaired by Branko Milanovic (CU- New York)

  • Lorena Zardo Trindade (CSB – UAntwerp), A Pan European Perspective on low–income dynamics in EU
  • Merry Ferrando (CORE – UCL), Evolution of income poverty under unequal growth: Settling the dispute between absolutists and relativists
  • Rosana Martinelli (IOB – UAntwerp), Institutionalising Poverty Reduction Strategies in Latina America: A Review and Latest Innovations

Wednesday September 20th

12h00 to 15h00 in W. Elsschotzaal – Hof van Liere of the University of Antwerp, City Campus, Prinsstraat 13b, B-2000 Antwerp

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Registration is free of charge but please register by email: aline.janssens@uantwerpen.be  - no later than September 17th