Experimental Health Economics

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig-Koch

Module Objectives

The students 

  • develop an understanding of the field of experimental health economics 
  • learn to present and discuss research papers in this field 
  • are enabled to develop their own research design in this field


  • Laboratory experiments have become an important tool for research in health economics. The course introduces the field of experimental health economics and then focuses on selected topics, which are at the core of current research in this field (e.g., individual decision-making, bargaining, and competition). 
  • For each topic, the course provides an overview of major findings that have been obtained through laboratory experiments. 
  • Based on selected research papers more detailed aspects of experimental research in health economics will be discussed. 
  • During the course, each student develops an own research idea in the field of experimental health economics including a review of related literature, behavioral hypotheses, and a description of the intended experimental design

Prerequisites for attending

  • none

Work Load and Credit Points

56 hours attendance time & 244 learning hours incl. exam(s) / 10 CP


  • Weimann, J. & Brosig-Koch, J. (2019). Methods in Experimental Economics. Springer. 
  • Breyer, F., Zweifel, P. & Kifmann, M. (2009). Health Economics. Springer-Gabler.
  • Besides the two textbooks, the course is based on several research papers.

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