IHEA News – January 2022

Call for Nominations for the 2022 Student Paper Prize

Deadline: Monday 14 March 2022

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).

A student is defined as someone currently studying (full or part time) at a higher education institution, at either Masters or Doctoral level. In addition, students who have completed their studies in the year previous to the announcement qualify as long as the paper was written while registered as a student.

Papers can be published or unpublished, but must be in comparable format to a published paper in Journal of Health Economics or Health Economics, of maximum length 8,000 words. Self-nomination is acceptable. Papers should be in English. If a submitted paper has more than one author, the student contribution must be at least 75% overall and an accompanying letter must be signed by co-authors to support this, stating the nature of their contribution (conceptualization, analysis, writing etc.). A joint student paper with 50-50 contributions is acceptable. Previous winners are not eligible.

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

The Prize will be free registration for the 2023 iHEA Congress to present the paper in a Student Prize Special Organised Session chaired by the iHEA President, or Chair of the Prize Committee, a cash prize and the offer (if the author wishes, and the paper is unpublished) of potential fast track publication in Health Economics, subject to Editorial approval. The papers in 2nd and 3rd place will receive a small cash prize and free registration for the 2023 iHEA Congress. They will be invited to give brief presentations at the iHEA Congress Student Prize Special Organized Session.

Please submit nominations, and address queries by email to: ta@hi.is.

Update on iHEA Special Interest Groups

Economics of Children’s Health and Wellbeing (E-CHW) SIG

The E-CHW SIG has expanded its team of convenors to increase the capacity and breadth of its activities (see below the complete list of co-conveners). A warm welcome to our new co-convenors, Cate Bailey and Ha Le. The E-CHW has severalactivities planned for this year; look out for these in the coming months!

E-CHW SIG convenors

  • Founders and Lead Convenors: Kim Dalziel (Australia) and Lazaros Andronis (UK)
  • Convenors for Research (including across settings): Donna Rowen (UK) and Stavros Petrou (UK)
  • Convenors for International Collaborations: Carla Guerriero (Italy) and Ha Le (Australia)
  • Convenors for Communications and Networking: Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa (Australia) and Cate Bailey (Australia)
  • Convenors for LMIC focussed research:Ama Fenny (Ghana)
  • Convenor for Organised Conference Sessions:Lisa Gold (Australia) and Lisa Prosser (US)
  • Convenors for ECR/Student Support and Development:Stefan Lipman (Netherlands) and Giovanni van Empel (Indonesia)

On March 9th2022the Economics of Children’s Health and Wellbeing (E-CHW) iHEA Special Interest Group is hosting an online workshop on networking for Early Career Researchers (ECRs). This workshop aims to foster new networks between senior scholars and ECRs working in child health and provide a forum where ECRs could discuss and learn from experienced scholars on how networking helped them navigate the early phases of their career. More information about the event, speakers and application procedure can be found here.

Equity-Informative Economic Evaluation (EEE) SIG

Below are a number of recently published papers:

  • Davillas, A. and Jones, A.M., 2021. Unmet health care need and income-Related horizontal equity in use of health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Economics, 30(7), pp.1711-1716. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/hec.4282
  • Yang, F., Katumba, K.R. and Griffin, S., 2022. Incorporating health inequality impact into economic evaluation in low-and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research, 22(1), pp.17-25. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14737167.2021.1954505
  • Gibbs, N., Angus, C., Dixon, S., Charles, D.H., Meier, P.S., Boachie, M.K. and Verguet, S., 2022. Equity impact of minimum unit pricing of alcohol on household health and finances among rich and poor drinkers in South Africa. BMJ Global Health, 7(1), p.e007824. https://gh.bmj.com/content/7/1/e007824.abstract