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Happy Holidays from IHEA!

Wishing all of our members around the world a wonderful and joyous holiday season and a prosperous 2024! We thank everyone for their contributions this year that made our 2023 Congress and other association activities a great success.  

Reminder: Arrow Award and Student Paper Prize Nominations

IHEA’s Arrow Award was created to recognize excellence in the field of health economics with the Award presented to the author or authors of the paper judged to be the best paper published in health economics in English in the award year. The Award was set up in honour of the late Kenneth Arrow and in recognition of the influence of his seminal paper from 1963 “Uncertainty and the welfare economics of medical care”. Professor Arrow was involved in the creation of the Award and he presented the inaugural prize in 1993.   

Nominations for the Arrow Award from members of IHEA are welcome and should be sent to the Chair of the Committee (Tor Iversen:, accompanied by a copy of the paper and a brief cover letter.  

Deadline: Wednesday January 17, 2024  

The International Health Economics Association (IHEA) is pleased to invite nominations for the  Annual Student Paper Prize in Health Economics. Nominations should include a brief letter of nomination (250 words max) and a copy of the paper (preferably .pdf). As an international association, IHEA highly encourages those from around the globe to share this call with their networks and submit their papers for consideration.  

Papers will be reviewed by an International Committee chaired by Professor Tinna Laufey Ásgeirsdóttir.  

Please submit nominations, and address queries, by email to:   

Deadline: Thursday January 18, 2024  

More information on both awards and their submission details can be found  here

IHEA will be at ASSA! 

IHEA will be represented at the Allied Social Science Associations Annual meeting in San Antonio on January 5-7, 2024. We will be hosting two organised sessions and co-hosting a reception with the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon).  

Details on our two sessions are below:  

●  Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 8:00-10:00 am (CST): Economics of Health Care, Health Investments, and Risky Behaviors 

●  Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 2:30-4:30 pm (CST): Randomized Experiments Worldwide with Implications for Health 

The ASHEcon/IHEA happy hour will take place on Saturday, January 6 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  If you plan to attend you can RSVP here.

More details and the full program can be found here

Save the Date for the 15th IAHPR Meeting and the 10th IAHPR Anniversary

The Upcoming International Academy of Health Preference Research (IAHPR) Meeting in Banff, Alberta, Canada, will open on January 15, 2024, and will remain open until February 15, 2024. 

Important Dates: 

  • Abstract Submission Period: January 15 – February 15, 2024 
  • Abstract Acceptance Announcement: March 29, 2024 
  • Confirmation of Attendance by Presenters: April 15, 2024 

Meeting Details: 

  • Event: 15th IAHPR Meeting 2024 
  • Location: Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada 
  • Date: September 29 – October 1, 2024 
  • Theme: Benefit transfer: from stated preferences to real-world decision-making 

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Submissions will be accepted until February 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm PST. 
  • We encourage abstracts related to the meeting theme but welcome diverse topics in health-preference research. 
  • Abstracts will have to be submitted through an online submission portal on our official website ( 

If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to contact

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