The focus of this research unit is on applying state-of-the-art statistical and econometric methods to applied questions with focus on health economics, insurance, public health and epidemiology. In most of our work, we combine empirical questions with theoretical contributions in terms of novel identification strategies or advances in econometric modelling.

Members of this unit are:

  1. Dr. Helmut Farbmacher (Head of Unit)
  2. Dr. Martin Spindler (Senior Researcher)
  3. Raphael Guber (Researcher)


New MEA Discussion Paper

"Does Disability Insurance Improve Health and Well-Being?"

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Call for Papers: US-European workshop on “Ageing and Health”

Submit your abstracts or full papers until February 5, 2018.

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New MEA Discussion Paper

The Nativity Wealth Gap in Europe - A Matching Approach

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„Warum wir zu wenig über Finanzen wissen - und was sich ändern muss“

Interview mit Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen in der Brigitte vom 02.01.2018

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"Productivity Slowdown, Aging and Pension Systems"

Prof. Börsch-Supans Vortrag am Peterson Institute for International Economics als Videobeitrag

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News & Events

Econometrics in the Castle: "Machine Learning in Economics and Econometrics"

The workshop will be organized by the Max Planck Society and the University of Hamburg on May...

27.09.2017: MEA Seminar - Economics of Aging

Sebastian Böhm: "R&D-Driven Medical Progress, Health Care Costs, and the Future of Human Longevity"