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2022 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 series of meetings of its kind in North America and facilitates the exchange of ideas among the growing health econometrics community.

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

Registration is now closed for the AHEW conference.

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Program Agenda

Thursday, September 29, 2022


6:30 - 9:00 pm 

Pre-Workshop Dinner at Marlay House, 426 Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030


Friday, September 30, 2022


8:30 - 9:20 am 

Paul Rathouz discusses John Mullahy and Edward Norton in "Improving CMS Risk Score Predictions with Neural Networks"

9:20 - 10:10 am

Lei Liu discusses Yulong Wang et al in "Chasing Tails: Modeling Right Tails of Health Expenditure Distributions"

10:10 - 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:20 amJonathan Ketcham discusses Kelli Marquardt in "Mis(sed) Diagnosis: Physician Decision Making and ADHD"

11:20 - 12:10 pm

Ahn Nguyen discusses Evan Saltzman and Claudio Lucarelli in "Firm Learning in a Selection Market"

12:10 - 1:30 pm


1:30 - 2:20 pm

Michael Darden discusses Johanna Zenzes in "Uncovering Sources of Heterogeneity in the Effects of Maternal Smoking on Infants' Health"

2:20 - 3:10 pm

Tamar Oostrom discusses Brian McManus et al in "Dynamic Treatment Choices and Selection into RCTs: Evidence from Prostate Cancer"

3:10 - 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:20 pm

David Powell discusses Manuel Hermosilla and Andrew Ching in "Bad Medical News and the Aversion of Genetic Drugs"

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Evening Social Event & Dinner at Parker's on Ponce, 1116 E. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030


Saturday, Oct 1, 2022


8:30 - 9:20 am 

Kevin Thom discusses Gabriella Conti and Pamela Giustinelli et al in "For Better of Worse? Subjective Expectations and Cost-Benefit Trade-Offs in Health Behavior"

9:20 - 10:10 am 

Peter Hansen discusses Filip Obradovic in "Measuring Diagnostic Tests: A Partial Identification Approach"

10:10 - 10:30 am 

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:20 am

Ian McCarthy discusses Benjamin Vatter in "Quality Disclosure and Regulation: Scoring Design in Medicare Advantage"

11:20 am

Lunch (Food Trucks)

12:00 pm


Conference Venue

Miller-Ward Alumni House, 815 Houston Mill Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329


Marriott Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030. Book your group rate for AHEW Conference(Note: Group rate expires Wednesday, August 31, 2022) 

Shuttle or Rideshare recommended

Shuttle schedule to and from the Marriott Courtyard:

  • Friday, Sept. 30
    • 7:30 AM: Shuttle from Marriott Courtyard to Miller-Ward Alumni House
    • 5:00 PM: Shuttle from Miller-Ward Alumni House to Marriott Courtyard
  • Saturday, Oct. 1
    • 7:45 AM: Shuttle from Marriott Courtyard to Miller-Ward Alumni House
    • 1:00 PM: Shuttle from Miller-Ward Alumni House to Marriott Courtyard

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, Emory University
  • John Mullahy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Edward Norton, University of Michigan
  • Nicholas Papageorge, Johns Hopkins University

Event Sponsors:

  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Department of Economics, Emory University
  • Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Tennesee