Cooperation and International News

In addition to the RWI and DICE, CINCH works with a series of national (e.g. the Central Research Institute of Ambulatory Health Care in Germany, Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen) and international institutions (e.g. Lund University, University of Essex, Cornell University). In one of these collaborations, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Avdic is working with Dr. Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder (University of Bristol) and Prof. Carol Propper (Imperial College London) on analysing the effects of information shocks on provider adaptation in the health care system. Using new and unexpected information relating to drug-coated stents, the researchers are exploring how quickly physicians adjust treatment in response and what the resulting health implications are for the patients.

CINCH has also been involved since 2017 in the newly established Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr. It combines the many years of health economics expertise of the RWI, the University of Duisburg-Essen and Tilburg University with a vibrant network of external partners (AOK-NORDWEST, DRV-Westfalen, Maternus-Clinic Bad Oeyenhausen and WINEG). Its focus is on health care in demographically shrinking regions.

The members of the project groups regularly take part in national and international conferences and meetings as a platform for both scientific and social debate. Between 2012 and 2016 alone, CINCH research results were presented at more than 350 conferences (over a third of them international). Essen also hosts an annual conference with an international reputation on issues in health economics, workshops such as the 3rd Workshop on Experimental and Behavioural Health Economics in 2015, and the CINCH Academy attracts national and international junior researchers and experienced speakers to its regular summer schools.