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Best student paper award

NHESG award an annual prize for the best student paper at the meeting. The PhD student should still be enrolled in a PhD program when the paper is submitted. If multiple authors, the scientific committee can ask for a co-author statement. The topic of the paper should be relevant in the Nordic setting. The PhD student must attend the annual NHESG meeting. The choice will be made by the appointed scientific committee.

The award aims to support and credit talented early career researchers in health economics. The award is given annually to a student who is enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a research institution and who has submitted a paper for the annual meeting. The winner will be student that makes the greatest contribution to health economics. The paper should be original research with the potential to be published in a high ranking health economic journal and relevant in a Nordic setting. The paper's contribution may be theoretical, empirical, methodological, or a combination of these. The choice will be made by the appointed scientific committee.

Award winners:

 Year Name Institution Title of paper


Tram Pham 

Uppsala University

 Age at Migration, Social Integration, and COVID-19.
doi: (Working paper) 


Konsta Lavaste  

 University of Jyväskylä

 Hospital Choice and Patient Outcomes: Evidence from Regional Choice Reform.
doi: (Working paper) 


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 Visa Pitkänen

Social Insurance Institution of Finland  

 Health care expenditure, availability and utilization: Trade-offs in competitive biddin


Ge Ge  

 University of Oslo

Competetion results in a more predictable behaviour.


Wei Si 

 Stockholm University 

Public Health Insurance and The Labor Market: Evidense from China’s Urban Resicent Basic Medical Insurance.
doi: http://https//


Volha Lazuka 

 Lund University

The long-term health benefits of receiving treatment from qualified midwives at birth



Ingrid M.S. Huitfeldt  

 University of Oslo

Spending the night? Effects of hospital reimbursement rates on medical treatment and health outcomes.


Henning Øien  

 University of Oslo

Discrimination in Norwegian public eldercare - experimental evidence.



Gustav Kjellsson

 Lund University

Long run income-related inequality in smoking among Swedish women - a decomposition analysis.


Henning Øien

 University of Oslo

Do local governments respond to (perverse) financial incentives in long-term care funding schemes?


Inger Cathrine Kann

 University of Oslo

Paying physicians. Its influence on the quantity of medication prescribed to the elderly. 


Line Bjørnskov Pedersen

Southern University of Denmark

Willingness to pay for screening for prostate cancer in Denmark. The influence of private versus public provision and varying levels of information.


Karolina Socha

 Southern University of Denmark

Physician Dual Practice and the problem of cream-skimming of patients from public sector waiting lists.

Last Updated 01.11.2023