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


Simon J, Kiss N, Korrelboom K, Kingdon D, Wykes T, Phiri P, et al. (2022) Int J Environ Res Public Health


Berger M, Pock M, Reiss M, Röhling G, Czypionka T. (2022) Int J Health Econ Manag


Gutierrez-Colosia M, Hinck P, Simon J, Konnopka A, Fischer C, Mayer S, et al. (2022) Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci.


News & Events


We are happy to be part of the 35th ECNP Congress (15-18 October 2022). Join our sessions on ‘ CA13 – The value of early intervention and continuity of care for mental disorders ’  - Monday, October 17th, 11:15 – 12:00 (CET)   ‘..


Thursday, 15th Sep 2022, 13.00 - 14.00, virtual


Thursday, 22th September 2022, 15:00, hybrid event in NucMed library 3L (Medical University Vienna) and online (Webex)


Claudia Fischer's presentation at the EuHEA conference in Oslo; 2022 Jul 5-8


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