The professorship in epidemiology and household economics at the University of Basel works at the intersection between public health and health economics. Supported by the Eckenstein-Geigy Foundation, our team works on a wide range of projects involving three broad types of studies:
- Studies assessing new interventions to improve health behavior and health outcomes – these studies are usually set up as randomized controlled trials.
- Studies assessing the relative cost-effectiveness of interventions and control strategies – these studies mostly rely on modeling approaches.
- Studies assessing the long-run returns to health investments – we use historical and cohort data to estimate the welfare implications of investing in health in general, and of early life investments in particular.
We currently offer a class in Global Health Economics at the WWZ as well as a class on Demography for Health and a class on Current Ecological and Health Issues at the Swiss TPH. We also supervise master's thesis in both epidemiology and economics - please kindly just contact us via email if you are interested.
- Digital Support Systems to Improve Child Health and Development in Low-Income Settings https://brc.ch/research/digital-support-systems/
- Health insurance as tool to smooth seasonal incomes - A randomized controlled trial (SNF) https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/10602