Experimental Health Economics

Lecturer(s): Prof. Jeannette Brosig-Koch
Location: Basel


The experimental method has become an important tool for research in health economics. The course introduces the method of experimental economics and then focuses on three selected topics, which are at the core of current research in experimental health economics (i.e., individual decision-making, bargaining, and competition). For each topic, the lecture gives an overview of major findings that have been obtained through laboratory experiments. With the help of presentations, more de-tailed aspects of experimental health economics will be discussed. Participants should be familiar with game theory at least at a basic level.


  • To give students an understanding of the experimental method
  • To make students competent in applying this method in health economics
  • To motivate students to conduct their own research in the field of experimental health economics

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