Netherlands, Rotterdam

Economics of Health Inequality

when 4 July 2016 - 8 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 950

Lectures will introduce concepts, explain measures and models, and review evidence. Computing sessions, using STATA®, will give students hands-on experience calculating measures, applying decomposition techniques and estimating models. Example STATA® do-files will be provided. Students will complete an assignment during the week and present results on the final afternoon. The tentative course syllabus can be found here: /www.tinbergen.nl/tinbergen-institute-summer-school/ti-summer-school-health-inequality/course-syllabus/

Format: The course consists of:

Lectures
Practical computing sessions
Exercises reviewed in class
Student presentation of empirical assignment


The summer school will be highly quantitative and interactive.

Course leader

Course will be taught by Tinbergen Institute research fellows and health economics experts Owen O’ Donnell, Tom van Ourti, Eddy van Doorslaer, Titus Galama, and Hans van Kippersluis.

Target group

This course is open to research master students, PhD students, Postdocs and researchers with an interest in a quantitative approach to health inequality. Students should have done an intermediate course in statistics, be familiar with regression analysis and preferably have completed an intermediate course in microeconomics.

Those with a public health background who have not previously followed a course in economics should be comfortable with quantitative analysis and be competent in basic calculus. Familiarity with the statistical package STATA® is an advantage.

Course aim

The goals are to arm students with tools to measure health inequality and, to make them familiar with methods used to explain socioeconomic disparities in health.

Credits info

3 ECTS
Tinbergen Institute will provide a certificate

Fee info

EUR 950: Thos is a reduced fee for PhD and Master Students.
Included in the fee are lunches, coffee/tea during the breaks and a dinner.

Accommodation costs are not covered by this fee. Participants are expected to arrange their own accommodation. The Rotterdam Summer School organization will offer housing options.

Payment of the course fee only after a confirmation of admission to the course. Payment instructions will follow soon.
EUR 1250: Included in the fee are lunches, coffee/tea during the breaks and a dinner.

This is the regular fee.
Accommodation costs are not covered by this fee. Participants are expected to arrange their own accommodation. The Rotterdam Summer School organization will offer housing options.

Payment of the course fee only after a confirmation of admission to the course. Payment instructions will follow soon.