ASHEcon 2021

10th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists

June 21 - 23, 2021 | Zoom


Monday, June 21 4:15pm – 5:45pm EST

"Health Economics: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? (no, we’re not there yet - stop asking)"

Martin Gaynor
President, ASHEcon
E.J. Barone University Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, June 22 4:15pm – 5:45pm EST​

"Racial Health Inequality – Past and Present in the U.S."

Marcella Alsan

Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

Wednesday, June 23 2:30pm – 4:00pm EST

"Universal Healthcare in the United States: What Can we Learn from other Countries"

Sherry Glied

Dean, Professor of Public Service - New York University

Audrey Laporte

Director, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation - University of Toronto

Lise Rochaix

Professor - University of Paris

Reggie Williams

Vice President, International Health Policy and Practice Innovations - The Commonwealth Fund

Special Sessions

Tuesday, June 22 2:30pm – 4:00pm EST

"How Did the Covid-19 Pandemic Change the Drug and Vaccine Business?"

David Ridley

Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Professor of the Practice - Duke University

Rena Conti

Associate Professor, Markets, Public Policy, and Law - Boston University

Adam F. Kroetsch

Research Director - Duke University

Michelle McMurry-Heath

President & CEO - Bio

Chris Snyder

Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor - Dartmouth College

"The Future of Health Economics: COVID-19 and Beyond"

Hannes Schwandt

Assistant Professor - Northwestern University

Emilia Simeonova

Associate Professor - Johns Hopkins University

David Cutler

Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics - Harvard University

Hanming Fang

Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor - University of Pennsylvania

C. Jessica Metcalf

Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Public Affairs - Princeton University

Kosali Simon

Herman B Wells Endowed Professor - Indiana University

"Health Care Agenda under the Biden Administration "

Mark McClellan

Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy - Duke University

Katherine Baicker

Dean and the Emmett Dedmon Professor - University of Chicago

Melinda J. B. Buntin

Mike Curb Professor and Chair - Vanderbilt University

Liz Fowler

Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Virtual Conference Information

  • All concurrent sessions will take place on Zoom. Although you can access Zoom through your web
    browser, we strongly suggest that you use the app for a higher quality experience. It is
    available for free download here:
  • Sessions will be run as Zoom Meetings, allowing for the kind of  face to face conversation and feedback you would receive in an in-person meeting.
  • Conference hallways and session rooms are usually the setting of impromptu meetings and lively conversations, as well as networking opportunities. Sessions rooms will make be kept open after each session to allow for this.
  • The Zoom link will remain active for an additional 15 minutes after the session
    ends to allow informal conversations among attendees.
  • If you are unfamiliar with the use of Zoom, you may wish to explore the training options here.
  • Additional details will be provided soon.

Registration Rates

Attendee TypeRegistration Rate
Member Rate$100
Non-Member Rate$200
Student Member Rate$50
Non-Member Student Rate$100

Online Program

The main hub for the conference is the Online Program. Before the conference though, you should consider doing some Pre-Event Preparation: get familiar with the Online Program, build out your very own schedule, and maybe update that Zoom software you’re running (always good to be up to date with any tech you use regularly!). The Online Program has everything you need and is the ONLY way to access the sessions.

Schedule at a Glance

  • Concurrent Sessions 11:00am – 12:30pm EST
  • Concurrent Sessions 12:45pm – 2:15pm EST
  • Concurrent Sessions 2:30pm – 4:00pm EST
  • Presidential Address, Awards & Reception 4:15pm – 5:45pm EST
  • Concurrent Sessions 11:00am – 12:30pm EST
  • Concurrent Sessions 12:45pm – 2:15pm EST
  • Concurrent Sessions 2:30pm – 4:00pm EST
  • Plenary  & Reception –  4:15pm – 5:45pm EST
  • Concurrent Sessions 11:00am – 12:30pm EST
  • Concurrent Sessions 12:45pm – 2:15pm EST
  • Plenary & Reception 2:30pm – 4:00pm EST
  • Concurrent Sessions –  4:15pm – 5:45pm EST

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2021 ASHEcon Conference will be held virtually from Monday, June 21 through Wednesday, June 23.

All conference sessions and events will be hosted on Zoom.  Concurrent sessions will use the ‘meeting’ format so that all audience members can use video and audio. 

  • The virtual setting has allowed us to experiment with different session formats. There will be four different types of session formats. Some sessions will follow the traditional session format with Paper Presentations with Discussants. Some sessions will be Open Discussion sessions with no discussants, other sessions will be Discussant Led where the discussant will present the authors paper and a Rapid Session where a number of papers will be presented in a short amount of time. Learn more here.

All session Zoom links will be located in the Online Program.  A few minutes before the scheduled start time, a ‘Join Now’ button will appear next to the session title in the program.  Clicking that button will prompt you for a password that will be sent to all registrants a few days prior to the conference.

Speakers and attendees will follow this same process for joining sessions.

Yes, all online sessions will be recorded and made available to attendees registered for the full conference after the event.

All concurrent sessions will be hosted in a ‘meeting’ format meaning that the audience’s video and audio will be open.  The sessions will have a good amount of Q&A time and audience members are encouraged to be highly active.

If you aren’t able to pose your question during the live session, the newly designed online program will have a Q&A feature that will send your questions directly to the presenters.  Their responses will be posted in the online program as well.

You can access all Zoom Meetings using the links in the Online Program.  Ten minutes before each session’s designated start time, a ‘Join Now’ button will appear below the title of the session in the program.  You will be placed in a waiting room until the host allows the audience into the room at the beginning of the session.

You will automatically be muted upon entry to the meeting room.  We ask that you remain on mute unless you are asking a question during the session’s Q&A time.

All speakers will be required to use their camera but it is optional for attendees.  We do highly encourage attendees to use their cameras though as it best replicates an in-person event.

You will receive an email a few days before the conference with a personalized password. This password will be the same throughout the conference and regardless of your role in a session. 

Please register for the conference through the registration system. At the end of the registration, you’ll have the opportunity to email your registration invoice to your admin person.