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 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.


Current Publications


Lopes H, McCallum A, Reid J, Simon J, Wong B, Mason-Jones A, Middleton J (2021) ASPHER (The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region) Newsletter


News & Events


Coinciding with International Volunteer Day, The "iLIVE Project - live well, die well" the international research project on best care for people with advanced and terminal illnesses has launched a new website for citizen participation on the 5th of..


Her contribution was published in the article "Antivacunas: La ola de los no inmunizados pone en jaque a Europa".


Next generation palliative care research: Integration and implementation.


Prof Simon has been awarded by the senate of Corvinus University, Budapest (Hungary) in 2021


Prof Simon chaired the session "Reflection on the topic" at the pre-conference 'Developments in Economic Evaluation in Healthcare' of the 14th EPH Conference on 10th Nov 2021.


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