Health economics and medical management

This research area focuses on health as human capital and the healthcare sector as a system. The National Research Center for Health Economics, CINCH (Competence in Competition and Health) is its linchpin. Within the scope of their collaboration with the RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, the researchers of this group have established the Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr at the Faculty. It focuses on healthcare challenges in regions with declining and ageing populations, and its funding has recently been extended until 2024. The research in health economics and medical management is characterised by a particularly broad methodological approach. The team of the Essen Laboratory for Experimental Economics (elfe), which participates in this research area, is an international pioneer in establishing experimental methods in health economics.