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[ ASHEcon 5th Biennial Conference: Health and Healthcare in America ]

Fifth Biennial Conference, 2014

Health & Healthcare in America:
From Economics to Policy

June 22-25, 2014

Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

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Conference Information

Mar 28 14

ASHEcon 2014 Conference Preliminary Schedule

by sinan

The preliminary schedule for ASHEcon’s Fifth Biennial Conference, 2014, Health & Healthcare in America: From Economics to Policy is available in PDF format.

Last updated on April 6, 2014

Feb 25 14

Call for papers, Annual Health Economics Conference, October 16-17, 2014

by charmaine

The Health Policy Forum at Rice University’s Baker Institute is pleased to host the 25th Annual Health Economics Conference (AHEC) on October 16–17, 2014.

We welcome submissions on a variety of health economics topics, including —but not limited to— the Affordable Care Act, controlling cost growth and provider incentives. Submissions from other areas of health economics are also welcome. The presentation format will be a short overview of the paper by the researcher and a presentation from a discussant, followed by audience discussion and feedback.

AHEC is an invitation-only conference. Attendance is restricted to people actively participating as presenters or discussants.

Submit a Paper for Presentation

A panel of applied microeconomists will select 10 to 12 papers for presentation at AHEC, with a preference given to junior faculty; we also welcome submissions from doctoral students. Full papers are required in advance of the meeting. If you would like to present at AHEC, please submit a completed paper or an extended abstract (1 to 2 pages) by email to [email protected] no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Sign Up as a Discussant

If you would like to participate as a discussant, please indicate your interest by submitting your information by email to [email protected] no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 12, 2014.


The conference will run from approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. AHEC follows a “you pay your way, we pay your stay” model. Please forward this announcement to any researchers who may be interested. We look forward to reviewing your papers. For more information, please contact [email protected] or visit

Feb 25 14

Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University

by charmaine

The Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of medicine seeks a postdoctoral fellow. The primary focus of the research is economic analysis of health care claims in data to understand the impact of health care reform and innovations in health care delivery. This position is expected to write manuscripts, prepare and analyze data, and draft grant proposals.


A successful candidate will:

  • have a PhD
  • be highly motivated
  • be Independent
  • be well versed in statistical methods, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

Send cover letter and resume by email to Anna P. Rose ([email protected]) or mail to:

Anna P. Rose
VCU Dept. of Healthcare Policy & Research
P.O. Box 980430
Richmond, VA 23298-0430

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

Contact Us: [email protected]

Feb 2 14

American Journal of Health Economics

by sinan

The American Society of Health Economists is proud to announce the launch of the American Journal of Health Economics, which will be the official journal for ASHEcon.

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Jan 30 14

Post-doctoral Position in Health Services Research and Policy

by charmaine

Department of Public Health Sciences
School of Medicine
University of California, Davis

Job Description:

The selected individual will be expected to participate in a variety of projects concerning health services research/health policy such as vaccination policy, health insurance policy (particularly in California), healthcare workforce supply and community-interventions to maintain healthy behavior. This post-doctoral work will be supervised by Dr. Byung-Kwang Yoo. The various collaboration opportunities are available within UC Davis (e.g., the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) and Department of Economics) and outside UC Davis (e.g., California State Department of Public Health/Health Care Services). This is a one-year position starting between August and September 2014.


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in economics, health services research, health policy or related fields is required. Experiences of analyzing a large dataset using graduate-level micro econometrics techniques (such as instrumental variable method and panel-data analysis) are also required. Experiences of conducting cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit analyses are highly recommended, although not required.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter (describing training and research experience), full CV, and a list of at least three references (with contact information).

For further details, please contact Byung-Kwang Yoo, MD, PhD at [email protected].