Swiss Health Economics Workshop 2019


About the conference

In collaboration with the Swiss Society of Health Economics, the CSS Institute organizes the fourth Swiss Health Economics Workshop (SHEW). The workshop aims at bringing together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from Switzerland.

You are invited to submit an abstract (see below) if you are doing scientific research in the field of Health Economics and

  1. affiliated with a research unit or a commercial company located in Switzerland,
  2. of Swiss nationality but affiliated with a foreign scientific or commercial unit,
  3. or a foreign health economist who performs research on the Swiss health system.

The SHEW will take place on September 13, 2019 at the Headquarter of CSS Insurance in Lucerne.

Conference Program


Conference venue: Headquarter of CSS Insurance, Lucerne



Keynote speaker

Michael Gerfin is Professor of Public Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Bern. His research focuses on health economics, labor economics, and microeconometrics. In particular, he has published a number of articles estimating the causal effect of health insurance and out-of-pocket payments on the demand for health care. In addition, he has been a consultant to several government agencies including the Federal Office of Public Health.

For further information, please see his personal website.


Online submission of abstracts is open until midnight CET May 15, 2019.

Submitting an abstract requires you to give the following information:

  • your particulars
  • co-authors
  • title of the abstract
  • abstract (maximum 1500 characters for Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion)

Notification about acceptance will be given by June. The full paper is due by August 18.


Registration is now open. For further details please click here.

If you want to attend the workshop without submitting an abstract, you are very welcome as well. The congress fee is

  • CHF 30 for members of the Swiss Society of Health Economists and
  • CHF 50 for non-members.

Please click here to apply for membership of the sggö. Please note that registration will close on September 9, 2019 and no longer possible after this date.

Registration fee includes a conference package, admission to all sessions (keynote, parallel sessions), lunch and refreshments. Please note that members of the sggö have to pay the membership fee prior to the conference. If not, they pay the regular fee for non-members.

Key dates

Abstract submission

February 28 – May 15

Notification of applicants

June 6

Preliminary Conference Program

June 16

Conference Registration

June 17 – September 2

Submission of papers

August 18

Swiss Health Economics Workshop

September 13