2017 Conference on Health and Development

Institute of EconomicsAcademia Sinica

Taipei, June 8-9, 2017


This is the second joint conference organized by Academia Sinica and Washington University in St. Louis on health economics. The last conference was held in 2012 with the theme being “Socioeconomic Causes and Consequences of Public Health.” The aim of the 2017 conference is to bring together researchers to discuss the role of health and health policy on economic development.


The conference solicits papers, theoretical and/or empirical, in relation to health economics and economic development. Researchers and students are cordially invited to submit papers for presentation in the conference.


The deadline for submitting an extended abstract, preferable with a full paper, is February 26, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be issued on March 15, 2017.


Please submit your paper via this link: 

♦ Keynote Speakers:

  . Douglas Almond (Columbia University)
  . Michael Kremer (Harvard University)
  . James Smith (Rand Corporation)

♦ Plenary Speakers:

  . Shankha Chakraborty (University of Oregon)
  . David de la Croix (Université catholique de Louvain)
  . Andrew Foster (Brown University)
  . Petter Lundborg (Lund University)
  . Bhash Mazumder (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
  . John Strauss (University of Southern California)


For more information, please visit the following website or send an email to us:
Website: http://www.econ.sinica.edu.tw/HD2017/
Email: health.development.2017@econ.sinica.edu.tw

Thank you and best wishes!

Kamhon Kan

Ping Wang

Tzu-Ting Yang

Organizing Committee