Economics of Mental Wellbeing – September 2019

The International Network on the Economics of Mental Wellbeing presented the Economics of Mental Wellbeing Workshop in Melbourne on 19 and 20 September 2019. Keynote presentations were made by Prof Martin Knapp (LSE) and Prof Ian Hickey (Sydney), either side of a program of 20 presentations from researchers in network partner universities, from Australia and overseas. The workshop attracted approximately 130 participants. The workshop was held at Monash University’s Caulfield campus, the home of CHE.

Our 2020 network workshop was to be hosted at the London School of Economics in July. Unfortunately plans are on hold due to the COVID-19 situation.

Photo: Network partners at the Economics of Mental Wellbeing workshop, September 2019. From left Prof Arie Kapteyn, Dr Claire de Oliveira, Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla, Prof Thomas Buchmueller, Prof Jody Sindelar, Dr Sonja de New, Assoc Prof Nicole Black, Prof Rainer Winkelmann, Prof Maarten Lindeboom, Dr Claryn Kung, Assoc Prof Dennis Petrie, Prof Martin Knapp, Prof David Johnston, Prof Rowena Jacobs, Prof Anthony Harris, Prof Michael Shields, Prof Dan Lubman.

11th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing – February 2020

The 11th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing was held on 17-19 February at Hepburn Springs near Melbourne. This workshop was organised by the Monash Business School and the International Network on the Economics of Mental Wellbeing. There were 30 presentations by invited leading researchers based in Australia and abroad, including Monash University, University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Queensland University of Technology, Macquarie University, University of New South Wales, and University of Sydney as well as University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and Lancaster University (UK).

Photos: Workshop participants at the 11th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing, February 2020.

Upcoming (Workshop Updates)

The 11th Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (AWEHE) was due to be held in Sydney in April. Due to the COVID-19 situation and uncertainty about when lockdown restrictions will be lifted, the workshop was cancelled for this year. Plans are currently underway to reschedule the workshop in the early part of 2021.