Health Economics

Learn more about our research topics in Health Economics. Basically, Health Economics is the scientific branch of economics that deals with healthcare provision (supply) and healthcare utilization (demand). 

Therefore, health economics deals with the analysis of allocation mechanisms for health resources in society, or in other words, how society makes coordination decisions to meet the healthcare needs of its population. Economics as behavioral science influences health economics as a subbranch through the contribution of economic thought to healthcare issues. In summary, health economics is the branch of economics that deals with the decision-making of how to allocate resources to health provision in economies. Healthcare depends on global innovation of healthcare services and technologies, where a wide range of stakeholders are involved, e. g. health scientists, governments, vaccine developers, patients, the general public, etc. Which health institutions are necessary to have a well-equipped health system?

Health Economics
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What is health?

What is health? Firstly, health is a basic need of all living beings, whether they are humans, animals, or plants. The global, national, and local health systems, various coordination mechanisms, the necessary goods, and indispensable medical services, among others, serve the main purpose of guaranteeing the well-being of the entire biosphere in the world. Therefore, the health of all living creatures should be a universal basic need on a global scale. Health is global, universal, and affects all areas of life.

The Corona-Pandemic

What are the economic effects of a global pandemic like the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the global economy? Coronavirus-Pandemic has affected all areas of global life e.g. trade, travel, production, etc. The Coronavirus is the current health issue that is stress-testing our healthcare systems on a global scale. How will the global economy deal with the pandemic? How does the pandemic affect our behavior, and which behavioral incentives and contingencies would help to resolve the Corona Crisis? These and other potential research questions inspire our blog on health economics. Explore our research work, share, and give us your feedback.