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Call for papers, Annual Health Economics Conference, October 16-17, 2014

The Health Policy Forum at Rice University’s Baker Institute is pleased to host the 25th Annual Health Economics Conference (AHEC) on October 16–17, 2014.

We welcome submissions on a variety of health economics topics, including —but not limited to— the Affordable Care Act, controlling cost growth and provider incentives. Submissions from other areas of health economics are also welcome. The presentation format will be a short overview of the paper by the researcher and a presentation from a discussant, followed by audience discussion and feedback.

AHEC is an invitation-only conference. Attendance is restricted to people actively participating as presenters or discussants.

Submit a Paper for Presentation

A panel of applied microeconomists will select 10 to 12 papers for presentation at AHEC, with a preference given to junior faculty; we also welcome submissions from doctoral students. Full papers are required in advance of the meeting. If you would like to present at AHEC, please submit a completed paper or an extended abstract (1 to 2 pages) by email to no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Sign Up as a Discussant

If you would like to participate as a discussant, please indicate your interest by submitting your information by email to no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 12, 2014.


The conference will run from approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. AHEC follows a “you pay your way, we pay your stay” model. Please forward this announcement to any researchers who may be interested. We look forward to reviewing your papers. For more information, please contact or visit