Ching-To Albert Ma

Professor of Economics, Boston University

Ching-to Albert Ma is an Economics Professor at Boston University, and a Visiting Economics Professor at the University of Oslo. Albert Ma’s research areas are in industrial organization, incentives, and health economics. His recent papers study asymmetric information in physician agency, quality reports and incentives, competition between public and private firms, and experts’ incentives in markets and organizations. He has lectured on industrial organization and health economics in Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Switzerland. In 2009-10, he was Cátedras de Excelencia at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. From 2006 to 2009, he was an editor of the BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, and from 2004 to 2011 an associate editor of the Rand Journal of Economics. In 1998, Albert Ma and co-author Thomas McGuire were awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Award in Health Economics. He received a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 1988.

Anirban Basu, Ph.D.

Stergachis Family Endowed Professor and Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, Seattle

Anirban Basu is the Stergachis Family Endowed Professor and Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington with additional appointments in the Department of Health Services, the Department of Economics and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Anirban’s work sits at the intersection of microeconomics, statistics, and health policy. His research focuses on comparative and cost effectiveness analyses, causal inference methods, program evaluation, and outcomes research, with a special emphasis on studying heterogeneity in clinical and economic outcomes in order to establish the realized and potential values of individualized care. Anirban is as an associate editor for Observational Studies, and in the past of Health Economics and the Journal of Health Economics. He served on the Second Panel on Cost-effectiveness in Health and Medicine. He is a past recipient of the ISPOR Methodology Awards and the Bernie O’Brien New Investigator Award. He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig-Koch

Full professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

In 2003 Jeannette Brosig-Koch obtained her doctoral degree in economics from the University of Magdeburg, Germany. After that, she worked as a visiting researcher at Penn State University (2004), as the managing director of the Magdeburg Laboratory for Experimental Economics at the University of Magdeburg (2005), and as an interim professor at the University of Cologne (2006-2008). Since 2008, she has held a full professorship in quantitative economic policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Jeannette Brosig-Koch is the founder and director of the Essen Laboratory for Experimental Economics (elfe) and a member of the Essen Center for Health Economics Research CINCH. She also serves as a member of the management board of the Behavioural Experiments in Health Network and as the General Secretary of the German health economics association dggö. Her research focuses on questions in experimental health economics and in market design.

Dr. William Greene

Robert Stansky Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University

William Greene is the Robert Stansky Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He also has appointments at Sydney University, Curtin University, Monash University and the University of Lugano. His fields of interest are applied econometrics, panel data analysis, discrete choice modeling, production economics, health econometrics, transport economics and planning, and economics of the entertainment industry. He is the president of Econometric Software, Inc. He is the author of software LIMDEP and NLOGIT, textbooks Econometric Analysis (Ed. 1 to 8), books on discrete choice modeling, Modeling Ordered Choices and Applied Choice Analysis, Applied Econometrics, and over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is the editor in chief of Foundations and Trends in Econometrics and Journal of Productivity Analysis. He has also consulted to industry and government.

Prof. Mathias Kifmann

Professor of Health Economics and Social Policy, Hamburg Center for Health Economics, Universität Hamburg

Mathias Kifmann studied economics at the University of Munich and at the London School of Economics. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Munich. At the University of Konstanz, he completed his doctorate in 2001 and finished his habilitation in 2005. From March 2006 to December 2010, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Augsburg. His teaching and research focuses on health economics and the economics of the welfare state. Together with Friedrich Breyer and Peter Zweifel, he has written the textbook Health Economics. He is associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics and belongs to the founding members of the German Health Economics Association.

Prof. Andrew Street

Professor of Health Economics, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK.
From September 2017: Professor of Health Economics, London School of Economics, UK

Andrew Street is a Professor of Health Economics at the University of York and Director of the Health Policy team in the Centre for Health Economics and Director of the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU), a joint collaboration with the London School of Economics and the University of Kent. Andrew’s research interests encompass measurement of NHS productivity, performance assessment, hospital funding, integrated care arrangements, and patient reported outcome measures. Since 2006 he has been editor of the Journal of Health Economics, the leading international journal in the field. He is active in disseminating to a range of academic audiences, evidenced by publications in economics, medical, policy and statistical journals to policy makers, and to the general public, notably via his regular contributions commenting on health policy for The Conversation UK. In September 2017 he will take up a full-time position at LSE.

Prof. Dr. Tom Van Ourti

Professor of Applied Health Economics, Erasmus School of Economics and Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Tom Van Ourti is an endowed professor of applied health economics with a focus on health and inequality. His main research interest is the socio-economic health gradient, including measurement theory of health inequalities, applied work on the drivers of the gradient in the developed and developing world. He also works on the determinants of preventive care usage, and the rise of obesity in China. He has published in journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, and the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. He obtained his PhD from the University of Antwerp, has held a visiting position at the university of Melbourne, and is currently visiting the George Washington University in Washington DC. Since 2009, he has been the coordinator of the master Health Economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.