2024 Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The Program Committee of the 13th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists invites individuals to submit proposals for consideration by the scientific review committee. We are soliciting: individual abstracts to be combined into sessions, organized sessions made up of 3 abstracts, individual abstracts for emerging scholars sessions and submissions for policy roundtables, spotlight sessions.

We hope that applicants will submit abstracts that are relevant to the field of health economics and demonstrate rigorous theoretical and empirical research methodologies.


Please contact info@ashecon.org with any questions.

2024 Program Areas and Chairs

Health Systems and Health Care FinancingAdrienne Sabetyasabety@stanford.edu
Competition in Health Care MarketsAshley Swansonswanson25@wisc.edu
Insurer and Hospital BehaviorEzra Golbersteinegolber@umn.edu
Health EquityJose Fernandezjose.fernandez@louisville.edu
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal SubstancesMonica Dezamdeza@syr.edu
Maternal, Sexual, and Reproductive HealthMayra Pineda-Torresmpinedat@gatech.edu
Health and DevelopmentAnne Fitzpatrickfitzpatrick.88@osu.edu
Effects of Health Insurance and Consumer Decision MakingColeman Drakecdrake@pitt.edu
Health, Labor Markets, and the EconomyBarton Willagebarton.willage@ucdenver.edu
Provider Workforce, Human Capital, Incentives, and BehaviorMichael Richardsmichael.richards@cornell.edu
Prescription DrugsRena Contirconti@bu.edu
Long Term Care, Aging, and DemographyLauren Nicholaslauren.h.nicholas@cuanschutz.edu
Mental HealthLindsay Allenlindsay.allen@northwestern.edu
Environmental and HealthClaudia Persicocpersico@american.edu
Crime and HealthAnita Mukherjeeanita.mukherjee@wisc.edu
Lessons from Developed Countries Outside the U.S.Nicholas Ziebarthnicolas.ziebarth@zew.de
Food and NutritionSarah Hamersmasehamers@maxwell.syr.edu
Child and Infant HealthShooshan Danagoulianfr4523@wayne.edu

Submission Types

Organized Session – Organized sessions are composed of 3 papers. Sessions with three papers must also have three discussants and a chair. In total, each session will have three presenting authors, three discussants and one session chair.  Please note that abstracts within organized sessions may be rejected, accepted as a poster, or transferred to another session. All transferred or rejected abstracts will be replaced with a different abstract.

Individual Abstracts – A submission based on a single paper. The papers will be scored on their own merit then grouped with similar papers to be presented in an organized session at the conference. Individual abstracts not selected for inclusion in the conference will be considered for a poster if requested by the author during the submission process.

Emerging Scholars  –  Emerging Scholar submissions are open only to PhD students. All abstracts must be 500 words or less. Submitters will be asked to categorize their abstract into one of the 18 Program Areas. The abstracts will be scored on their own merit then grouped with similar papers to be presented in an organized session at the conference. Sessions will, if possible, be organized around a common topic area. In order to focus attention on this research there will be one time slot of concurrent sessions devoted only to the Emerging Scholars sessions. Discussants will be senior scholars expert in the area of research of the student’s paper. Moderators will be eminent senior scholars.

Policy Roundtable – Roundtables are not abstract dependent, but rather feature speakers who will discuss a topic from varying perspectives and draw the audience into a discussion on the topic. Submitters will be asked to categorize their roundtable into 1 of the 18 Program Areas.  Roundtable submissions should include no more than one moderator and at least two presenters. Examples of potential titles include: “The Future of Prescription Drug Reimbursement” and “Assessing and Accelerating State Implementation of Value-Based Payment Reforms.” All participants must register for the conference.

Spotlight Sessions – Spotlight Sessions are 90-minute sessions that will focus on special interest or career enhancement topics. The sessions are not abstract dependent. Examples of potential titles include: “Career Opportunities for Health Economists in Government and Public Service” and “Translating Research into Policy: How Claims Data Can Help Shape Public Policy on Healthcare and Assess Its Impact.” All participants must register for the conference. Sessions may be delivered by no more than one moderator and any number of presenters.

Single Abstract Listing

The Single Abstract Listings is a compilation of all the single abstract submissions received thus far, sorted by program area, that might help complete or create a full panel. As a reminder, fully submitted organized session submissions (three papers and with three discussants) have an average acceptance rate of 80% as compared to 40% for single abstract submissions.

How Do I Use the Single Abstract Submission Listing?

If you find an abstract (or abstracts) in the listing that you would like to use to create or fill out a panel, we encourage you to reach out to the author  and see if they would like to be part of the panel. If they would like to be part of the panel, they would need to withdraw their single abstract submission (they can do this by logging into the abstract system via the link in the confirmation email received when the abstract was submitted) and resubmit the abstract as part of the new panel.