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42nd Nordic Health Economics Study Group

Odense, Denmark. August 16-18, 2023

The Danish Centre for Health Economics (DaCHE) at University of Southern Denmark will host the 42nd Nordic Health Economists’ Study Group (NHESG) meeting on 16-18 August 2023. The conference will be held at University of Southern Denmark’s campus in Odense.

The meeting aims to bring together researchers who are working in the area of health economics and to promote continuous development of health economics as a sub-discipline of economics. Papers on all topics within health economics are welcome. Submitted papers representing various stages of the research process are expected. The conference language is English. 

The usual NHESG procedural rules will apply: The discussant – and not the author – will present the paper, including both a summary and a discussion. Further information on the procedural rules can be found here: NHESG. Each paper is allocated 40 minutes. All participants will have the opportunity to download submitted papers. Access to papers will be restricted to registered participants. To submit an abstract send an email with a title and an abstract including the objectives, data and methods, results and conclusions (up to 500 words) to

    Keynote speaker:We're pleased to announce that professor Eddy van Doorslaer of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, will give a keynote at the meeting.

    Professor van Doorslaer holds a joint appointment as Professor of Health Economics at the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management  and at the Department of Applied Economics of the Erasmus School of Economics, both at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He also is a Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute. He obtained an MSc in Economics at the University of Antwerp (B), an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York (UK), and a PhD in Economics at the University of Maastricht (NL). He is an Associate Editor of Health Economics (Wiley), of Population Health Metrics (Biomed Central). He was the Programme Director of the MSc in Health Economics offered by the Erasmus University 2003-2010. He has also acted as a health economics consultant to the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF.

    Preliminary programme:

    Wednesday, 16 August 2023

    • 14.00-14.45 Registration and refreshments
    • 14.45-15.30 Opening keynote by Martin Karlsson: Northern Lights? Appraising 30 years of Nordic academic publishing in health economics
    • 15.30-17.00 Parallel sessions
    • 18.00-20.00 Opening reception: Drinks and tapas at Kunstmuseum Brandts

    Thursday, 17 August 2023

    • 9.00-10.30 Parallel sessions
    • 10.30-10.45 Refreshments
    • 10.45-12.15 Parallel sessions
    • 12.15-13.00 Lunch
    • 13.00-14.00 Keynote address by Eddy van Doorslaer
    • 14.00-14.45 Parallel sessions
    • 14.45-15.00 Refreshments
    • 15.00-16.30 Parallel sessions
    • 17.30-18.30 Optional walking tour in Odense city center
    • 18.30- Conference dinner at Madklubben, Grill, Vintapperstræde

    Friday, 18 August 2023

    • 9.00-10.30 Parallel sessions
    • 10.30-10.45 Refreshments
    • 10.45-11.30 Business meeting 
    • 11.30-12.15 Parallel sessions
    • 12.15-13.00 Lunch
    • 13.00-14.30 Parallel sessions


      University of Southern Denmark
      Campusvej 55


      We have not made arrangements with hotels in Odense. Please note when you make reservations that the venue can be reached easily by tram from the city centre. There is a flower festival taking place in Odense 17th through 21st August, that you may wish to visit during your stay.

      Local organizing committee:

      Professor Trine Kjær, associate professor Marie Kruse, assistant professor Maiken Skovrider Aaskoven, Ph.D.-student Henriette Tind Hasse, Ph.D.-student Sasja Maria Pedersen, student assistant Sarah Winther Jakobsen.

      The scientific committee is led by Trine Kjær and Maiken Skovrider Aaskoven.

      All communication regarding abstracts, full papers, registration, etc. is kindly directed to

      Important dates:

      • The abstract submission ended on 10 April 2023.
      • The scientific committee had made a final selection of papers to be discussed at the meeting, and also selected a number of papers for poster presentation. 
      • All authors have been notified of the results of the review process.
      • The deadline for submitting a full paper is 30 June 2023.
      • The deadline for registration for the meeting is 3 July 2023.
      • Selection of a paper to discuss will be possible after 30 June.

      Best student prize:

      Papers submitted by PhD students from the Nordic countries or Estonia will automatically enter the student prize competition. The award will be announced at the dinner on Thursday evening.


      Registration is now open

      Sign up here

      Danish Centre for Health Economics University of Southern Denmark

      • J.B. Winsløwsvej 9B
      • Odense C - DK-5000
      • Phone: +45 6550 3840

      Last Updated 17.05.2023