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2021 Annual Health Econometrics Workshop

The Annual Health Econometrics Workshop (AHEW) provides a forum to discuss the use of econometric and other quantitative methods to address issues in health economics and policy, health services research, and outcomes research. It is the first meeting of its kind in North America and will facilitate the exchange of ideas among the growing number of health econometricians in the United States and Canada.

AHEW will be held virtually this year. It will be spread over three Fridays: 9/24, 10/1 and 10/8 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT. For those interested in attending at least one day of the virtual workshop, program agenda is below.

Registration is now closed 

Please contact Ian McCarthy directly if you would like to attend.

Emory University Department of Economics is proud to be a 2021 AHEW event sponsor.

Program Agenda


Friday, September 24


2:10 - 3:00 pm 

Elena Falcettoni (Federal Reserve Board) will discuss "Innovation and Health Disparities During an Epidemic: The Case of HIV" by Bart Hamilton, Andres Hincapie, Emma Kalish (Johns Hopkins) and Nick Papageorge.

3:10 - 4:00 pm

Pedro Sant'Anna (Vanderbilt, Microsoft) will discuss "Revisiting Event Study Designs: Robust and Efficient Estimation" by Kiril Borusyak, Xavier Jaravel and Jann Spiess (Stanford).

4:10 - 5:00 pm

Peter Hull (Brown) will discuss "Improving Interference from Simple Instruments through Compliance Estimation" by Stephen Coussens (Columbia) and Jann Spies.

Friday, October 1


2:10 - 3:00 pm

Seth Richard-Shubik (Lehigh) will discuss "Interpretation of Nonlinear DiD: The Role of Parallel Trends" by Scott Barkowski (Clemson). 

3:10 - 4:00 pm

Paul Goldsmith-Pinkhan (Yale SOM) will discuss "Non-Random Exposure to Exogenous Shocks: Theory and Applications" by Kirill Borusyak and Peter Hull (Brown).

4:10 - 5:00 pm 

Matt Harding (UC Irvine) will discuss "Casual Rule Ensemble: Interpretable Inference of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects" by Kwongsang Lee, Falco Bargagli-Stoffi (Harvard Biostatistics), and Francesca Dominici.

Friday, Oct 8


2:10 - 3:00 pm 

Laura Hatfield (Harvard Med) will discuss "Policy Evaluation during a Pandemic" by Brant Callaway (University of Georgia) and Tong Li.

3:10 - 4:00 pm 

Rossella Calvi (Rice) will discuss "Who Do Innovations Reach? Teh Influence of Training on Mental Health Treatments" by Alex Hoagland (Boston University). 

4:10 - 5:00 pm 

Desire Kedagni (UNC) will discuss "Mental Health and Abortions among Young Women: Time-Varying Unobserved Heterogeneity, Health Behaviors, and Risky Decisions" by Lena Janys (Bonn) and Bettina Siflinger.

Organizing Committee: 

  • Anirban Basu, University of Washington
  • Partha Deb, Hunter College, CUNY
  • Augustin Denteh, Tulane University
  • Donna Gilleskie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Monica Garcia-Perez, St. Cloud State University
  • Melissa Garrido, Boston University
  • Paul Grootendorst, University of Toronto
  • Matthew Harris, University of Tennessee
  • Audrey Laporte, University of Toronto
  • Ian McCarthy (Local Chair), Emory University
  • John Mullahy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Edward Norton, University of Michigan
  • Nicholas Papageorge, Johns Hopkins University

Event Sponsors:

  • Emory University, Department of Economics
  • Pfizer
  • The University of Tennesee, Knoxville