Summer School: Health economics for public health decision-making

Formation courte

This is the first Summer School organized at the IUMSP and the University of Lausanne.

This course will cover advanced theoretical and methodological tools in economic evaluation, with a focus on their application in public health. It will cover key topics in modelling costs, estimating comparative effectiveness of interventions from observational data and using economic reasoning to inform policy and practice. The course will combine lectures and computer lab sessions.


Monday, 23 July, 2018 to Friday, 27 July, 2018


International PhD students or postdocs in health economics, economics, public health, biostatistics, or equivalent.


At the end of the course, students will be familiarized with cutting-edge methods in the economic evaluation of public health interventions and will be confident in designing and critically appraising research projects in the area.

  • Understand and apply advanced methods in cost-effectiveness modelling, including microsimulation
  • Understand the role of equity in economic evaluation
  • Learn how to use economic reasoning in public health and policy evaluation
  • Discuss applications of economic evaluation in public health and their use in decision-making
  • Critically appraise applied health economics literature


The course will combine lectures and computer lab sessions. Students will have the opportunity to apply the methods covered in the lectures to real data and will be exposed to recent empirical work in the area. A workshop will be organised towards the end of the week to discuss how the tools covered in the course can be used to inform policy and practice.



Prof. Joachim Marti, IUMSP, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Mark Dusheiko, IUMSP, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Invited speakers:

Dr Hazel Squires, Senior Research Fellow at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, UK

Prof. Anirban Basu, Professor and Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington, US.

Prof. Richard Cookson, Professor and NIHR Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK.

UNIL Summer Schools
+41 21 692 20 46


Date et heure
De Lundi, 23 Juillet, 2018 (Journée entière) à Vendredi, 27 Juillet, 2018 (Journée entière)

Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive
Route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne - Switzerland
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