International Doctoral Courses and Seminars in Health Economics and Policy

The program

The goal of the program is to offer advanced and highly specialized courses in health economics and policy, as well as seminars and workshops with leading international experts. This program is being offered within the framework of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) and the various partners of SSPH+ (Basel, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano and Zurich) will offer specialized courses for the participants.

The objectives

The International doctoral Courses and Seminars in Health Economics and Policy are intended for PhD students from Swiss universities as well as foreign universities who wish to enhance their specific knowledge and sharpen their capabilities in the field of health economics and policy. Researchers with a PhD in economics and related disciplines as well as health researchers with a significant interest in economics who wish to deepen their knowledge of some topics can also be admitted


  • Students receive a certificate for each course that they attend
  • Each completed course is awarded 3 ECTS
  • Students who pass an exam receive a certificate of success and a grade report
  • A certificate for having achieved the PhD specialisation in Health Economics will be awarded for having achieved 15 credits (5 courses). The approval will be signed by the program director

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Overview of Courses: 


May 27-31, 2019


Empirical Methods with Microeconomic Applications to Health 

William Greene, Patrick Gagliardini

June 24-28, 2019


Cost Effectiveness Modelling for HTA

David Meads, Peter Hall, Chris Bojke, Bethany Shinkins

July 8-12, 2019


Inequality in Health and Health Care

Tom Van Ourti, Owen O'Donnell

August 26-30, 2019


Microeconomic Topics in Health Economics

Mathias Kifmann


Application Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in related discipline
  • Personal data/curriculum vitae
  • Enrollment Form


Doctoral Program Entry Requirements

Applicants of the International Doctoral Courses and Seminars in Health Economics and Policy need to:

  • be registered as candidates of a PhD in economics or in a related discipline

  • demonstrate sufficient proficiency in microeconomics, and

  • demonstrate sufficient proficiency in econometrics or statistics.

A full resume, along with the enrollment form will have to be submitted to the administration of the program. A final decision with regards to admission will be taken after a thorough and individual assessment of the application.


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Course Duration

24 Months

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Phd programs, supplementary courses

Certifications & Titles



Each of the partner universities offer courses (Basel, Lausanne, Lugano, Lucerne and Zurich) Administration office - Center for Health, Policy and Economics, University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne , Switzerland

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Phd programs, supplementary courses

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