There was an error in the previous mail. The correct title of the workshop is: Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop. "Mental Health over the Life-Course”.
We are happy to announce, that the application for the second Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop is now open. The workshop is a cooperation between CINCH and the LSCR Ruhr. The workshop will take place from 24th to 25th of June 2019 in Essen, Germany. Keynotes will be delivered by Christopher J. Ruhm (University of Virginia) and Fabrizio Mazzonna (Universitá della Svizzera Italiana). The workshop is themed: “Mental Health over the Life-Course”.
Half of those with a lifetime mental health problem first experience symptoms by the age of 14, and 75% before they reach their mid-twenties (Kessler et al., 2007). This implies that nearly one in five individuals has experienced the onset of a mental health problem by their mid-twenties. The conditions are often persistent and recurrent meaning they influence the entire work-life of the affected individuals (OECD, 2012). However, some older individuals may face a “double whammy” due to increased longevity; dementia and Alzheimer are a growing societal concern. The Alzheimer's Association (USA) reports that currently “someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's every 65 seconds. By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.” Alzheimer's Association (USA) reports the societal costs to the USA from all dementias (including Alzheimer) to be $277billion in 2018 growing to $1.1 trillion by 2050.
This workshop aims to gather (junior) researchers with an interest in applying the tools of economics to problems surrounding mental health. Papers considering a life-course aspect of mental health are preferred. This includes, but is not limited to, mental health economics studies looking at informal care, loneliness, social exclusion, access to health care, insurance coverage, declines in physical health, age of onset, dementia, suicide, etc. Empirical analyses in this field are especially encouraged for submission.
The primary selection criteria is academic quality. In rare cases of two applications of equal quality, the benefit will be given to the junior researchers. In contrast to other events, discussants and not authors will present their work to stimulate discussion.
If you wish to participate, please submit full papers to [log in para visualizar] by 1st of March 2019. There is no registration fee. Financial support for junior researchers is contingent on funding success. Please indicate in your submission whether you require financial support. For further information, you check the website or contact us via email.
More information: https://cinch.uni-due.de/events/emh-workshop/