Judit Simon
Judit Simon
Head of Department

Mission Statement

Health economics is a subject that applies economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the analysis of decision-making by individuals, health care providers and governments with respect to health and health care.

The aim of the new Department of Health Economics (DHE) is to support efficiency and equity concerning health and health care and create relevant interdisciplinary collaborations within the Medical University of Vienna and with other Austrian and international research and decisions making institutions by: 

  • Promoting the understanding and use of health economics in research and decision making nationally and internationally
  • Developing relevant undergraduate, graduate and professional education and training programmes in Austria
  • Fostering research capacity development through the supervision of master and doctorate students in health economics
  • Excelling in collaborative applied and methodological research programmes both nationally and internationally
  • Acting as a point of call for health care professionals for expert advice

Major research areas include the synthesis of evidence on and appraisal of the socioeconomic burden of diseases, the costs, benefits and cost-effectiveness of preventative, diagnostic and treatment interventions both alongside clinical studies and using modelling techniques. Further research interests cover the evaluation of health services and health systems.


» 23 May 2018: The Department of Health Economics, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna is wishing to appoint a Departmental Administrator starting 25 June 2018. This is a 12-months fixed-term full-time position. Closing date for applications: 13 June 2018, 4 pm. For more detailed information please go to our Job section.

» 17 May 2018: The DHE announces two new projects: "ECNP-The physical comorbidity costs of mental health disorders" and "Economic evaluation of the NIHR PAX-BD study"

» 8 May 2018: The new DHE-course "Evidence based health care evaluation and decision making" (Practical Seminar) starts as part of the Doctoral Programme Public Health Curriculum

» 2 May 2018: The DHE-Team welcomes four new Researchers: Team

» 27 April 2018: The new website of the PECUNIA-Project goes live http://www.pecunia-project.eu/