AHEC Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Department of Health Care Management at the Wharton School are pleased to host the24th Annual Health Economics Conference (AHEC) this coming October 17-18, 2013.

We welcome submissions on a variety of health economics topics, including, but not limited to health care markets, organizations and incentives, quality and cost, and provider behavior. Submissions from other areas of health economics are also welcome. The presentation format will be a short overview of the paper from the researcher, a presentation from a discussant, and then audience discussion and feedback.

AHEC is an invitation-only conference with attendance restricted to people actively participating as presenters or discussants.

Submit a Paper for Presentation

A panel of applied micro-economists will select 10 to 12 papers for presentation at AHEC, with a slight preference given to junior faculty; we also welcome submissions from doctoral students. Full papers are required in advance of the meeting. If you would like to present at AHEC, please submit a completed paper or an extended abstract (1 to 2 pages) no later than 5:00pm EST Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Please submit your paper or abstract via the “Submit a Paper” section of our website.


If you would like to participate as a discussant, please indicate your interest by submitting your information via the “Submit a Paper” section of our website no later than 5:00pm EST Thursday, June 13, 2013.


The conference will run from approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, through 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013.

AHEC follows a “you pay your way, we pay your stay” model. However, our conference grant is up for renewal this year, so we cannot yet guarantee that we will have the funds to pay your stay.

Please forward this announcement to any researchers who may be interested. We look forward to reviewing your papers.

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Submissions for the 2013 AHEC are now closed.