Behavioral responses to health innovations and the consequences for socioeconomic outcomes

Researchers and the industry produce new knowledge, treatments, and technologies that constantly improve the population's health. But the benefits of the health innovations are unequally distributed. New health technologies spread at different pace across different groups in society, seeming to benefit better-educated groups more and thus allowing them to be more productive, work for longer periods, and invest more to finance an extended period of healthy retirement. This continuously growing gap in health is a challenge for society that the research team from the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen will shed light on over the next 4 years.

Mette Gørtz is the principal investigator in close collaboration with the leaders of two of the project's work packages, Miriam Gensowski and Torben Heien Nielsen, as well as a number of other colleagues from both the University of Copenhagen and abroad.

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Researchers

Name Title Job responsibilities Image
Benjamin Ly Serena Postdoc Health Economics, Public Economics, Mental Health, Inequality in Life Expectancy, Applied Microeconometrics Billede af Benjamin Ly Serena
Claus Thustrup Kreiner Professor Public Finance, Public Policy, Inequality, Labor Supply, Consumption Behavior Billede af Claus Thustrup Kreiner
Esteban Garcia Miralles Postdoc Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Public Economics, Social Security, Household Finance, Health Economics. Billede af Esteban Garcia Miralles
Esteban Garcia Miralles Research Assistant Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Public Economics, Social Security, Household Finance, Health Economics. Billede af Esteban Garcia Miralles
Frederik Plesner Lyngse Postdoc Empirical health economics; patient adherence; Danish ministry of health; register data; applied microeconomics Billede af Frederik Plesner Lyngse
Ida Lykke Kristiansen PhD Fellow Health economics, family economics, child development inequality, applied microeconometrics Billede af Ida Lykke Kristiansen
Mette Ejrnæs Professor Applied Micro Econometrics; Income/earnings Processes; Consumption; Foster Care and Unemployment Insurance Billede af Mette Ejrnæs
Mette Gørtz Professor Health Economics; Family Economics; Labour Economics; Ageing; Applied Microeconometrics Billede af Mette Gørtz
Mette Gørtz Professor Health Economics; Family Economics; Labour Economics; Ageing; Applied Microeconometrics Billede af Mette Gørtz
Miriam Gensowski Associate Professor Economics of Education; Drivers of Inequality; Cognitive and Socio-emotional Skills; Intergenerational Mobility; Occupational Choice; Labor Economics Billede af Miriam Gensowski
Sonja Settele Postdoc Health Economics, Inequality, Beliefs, Applied microeconometrics, experimental economics Billede af Sonja Settele
Torben Heien Nielsen Associate Professor Health Behaviors; Health and Mortality Inequalities; Retirement and Savings; Health Measurement; Health Care Suppliers Billede af Torben Heien Nielsen

Funded by:

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Project: Behavioral responses to health innovations and the consequences for socioeconomic outcomes

Period: January 2018 – December 2021

Contact

Principal investigator: Mette Gørtz

External members:

Name Title Phone E-mail
Itzik Fadlon Assistant professor University of California San Diego E-mail
Stefanie Schurer Professor University of Sydney E-mail
Jonathan Skinner Professor Dartmouth