Expert workshop on behavioral economics and experimental health economics at the MCI | Joint event between the University of Innsbruck and MCI
The "7th Workshop in Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics" took place on the 6th and 7th February 2020 in Innsbruck. At this event, around 50 prominent scientists from all over the world reported on and discussed the current state of research in the field of health economics from a behavioral economics perspective. The conference was organized by the University of Innsbruck (Prof. Dr. Loukas Balafaoutas, Dr. Helena Fornwagner, Dr. Daniela Glätzle-Rützler) and MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® (Dr. Claudia Zoller). Following lectures and discussions on highly topical issues, a panel discussion on health policy concluded the event.
The workshop dealt with two major thematic blocks: The first thematic block dealt with institutions and incentive systems. These should be designed in such a way that doctors, on the one hand, act in the best possible interest of their patients, but on the other hand that their services are also economical and sustainable.
The second thematic block dealt with the question of how people can be motivated to improve their health patterns. Mechanisms that have a positive influence on lifestyle were discussed, as well as appropriate political interventions such as nudging.
Read the detailed report here.
Dr. Claudia Zollerclaudia.email@example.comCenter for Social and Health Innovation (CSHI) am MCIhttps://research.mci.edu/de/cshi/