PhD Conference 2021

September 1st-3rd

Rotterdam, The Netherlands


On behalf of the European Health Economics Association it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 8th EuHEA PhD Conference, taking place between the 1st and 3rd of September 2021, at Erasmus University Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

As previously announced, we kept open the possibility to organize the EuHEA PhD conference 2021 in hybrid format and the hope to welcome some of you in Rotterdam. Unfortunately, with the increasing threat of the delta variant of the coronavirus and all the uncertainty it brings, we can at this point not commit to hosting an event in person. We have therefore decided that the EuHEA PhD conference 2021 will again be fully online.

The conference includes about 60 paper presentations. In addition, Prof. Dorte Gyrd-Hansen (University of Southern Denmark) will give a plenary talk on “Eliciting social preferences for health care services. Implications and reflections on future research” and Prof. Scott Cunningham (Baylor University) will give a pre-conference workshop on Difference-in-Differences methods. The conference will also include a session on labour market options after a PhD in Health Economics, organized by the EuHEA Early Career Committee.

The conference presents a valuable opportunity for PhD students and young researchers in the field of health economics to present their on-going research and receive important feedback from experienced colleagues with expertise in their field of study. It provides an excellent platform to advance on-going research, engage in (online and hopefully in-person) networking with peers, and gain new insights and collaborations with other researchers who are interested in the same field.

The engagement of supervisors is paramount to this conference, as they play a unique role in accompanying their students while at the same time providing valuable formal and informal feedback to the other participants. It is now the hallmark of this conference and the most valuable component as per past participants’ feedback, both students and supervisors.

Registration (free, using this link) is open until 31 July and authors should submit full papers also until 31 July using this link (click on “Add abstract” and then upload your paper in step 2). Only papers received by then will be included in the final programme.

We look forward to welcoming you online again at the EuHEA PhD 2021 conference.

Conference session format

A full hour session is scheduled for each accepted paper:

  • 15 minutes presentation by the author
  • 15 minutes discussion by another student’s supervisor
  • 15 minutes for questions and general discussion

Key Dates

Abstract Submission

March 1 – March 31

Notification of Applicants

May 4

Conference Registration

July 1 – July 31

Submission of Papers and Registration Deadline

July 31


September 1 – September 3