2020 Call for Abstracts

The Host Committee of the 9th 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 integrated into sessions, organized sessions made up of 3 papers, individual abstracts for the 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.

2020 Program Areas
Program Area
Program Chair
Program Area
Program Chair
Competition in Health Care Markets and Insurer and Hospital Behaviors
Matt Grennan- University of PennsylvaniaConsumer Decision Making in Health Care
Jonathan Ketcham- Arizona State University
Demand for & Effect of Health Insurance Mike Geruso - UT Austin
Health Reform Jean Abraham - University of Minnesota
Health Systems & Health Care Financing Neale Mahoney - University of ChicagoHealth, Labor Markets, & the Economy Helen Levy - University of Michigan
Long Term Care, Aging & Demography Edward Norton - University of MichiganMaternal & Child Health Marianne Bitler - UC Davis
Mental Health Mark Staible - INSEADObesity & Nutritional Outcomes John Cawley - Cornell University
Physician/Nurse Reimbursement, Training & Behavior Joshua Gottlieb - University of ChicagoPrescription Drugs Craig Garthwaite - Northwestern University
Socioeconomic Status and Health Marcella Alsan - Stanford UniversityTheory, Econometric Advances, & Cost Advances John Mullahy - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tobacco, Alcohol, & Illegal SubstancesSara Markowitz - Emory University Emerging ScholarAmanda Kowalski - University of Michigan

Session Definitions

Organized Session – Organized sessions must have exactly three papers with one presenting author and one discussant, plus any co-authors for each paper. 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.

Please find the guidelines for submitting an organized session here.

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.

Please find the guidelines for submitting an individual abstract here.

*New* Emerging Scholars *New* – ASHEcon is creating a new program area for the annual meeting to focus on outstanding research being done by PhD students. This program area is called 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 (other) 15 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.

Please find the guidelines for submitting an emerging scholar abstract here.

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 15 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.

Please find the guidelines for submitting a policy roundtable here.

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.

Please find the guidelines for submitting a spotlight session here.

The Single Abstract Submission 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.

Single Abstract Submission Listing

Important Dates to Remember

2020 Conference
Call for Abstracts OpensSeptember 16
Call for Abstracts Closes November 25
Accept/Reject Notifications February 2019
Registration Opens February 2019
2020 ConferenceJune 7-10