2nd Economics of the Health Workforce Conference 2015, Milan Italy

2nd Economics of the Health Workforce Conference 2015, Milan Italy

This is a past event

July 11th 2015 to July 12th 2015.


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy, in association with the Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

The 2nd Economics of the Health Workforce Conference is being held in the beautiful Milan campus of the Università Cattolica. In the heart of Milan city centre, in Largo Gemelli, the conference venue is located within what was the Cistercian monastery next to the Basilica of Saint Ambrose.

Milan campus of the Università Cattolic Università Cattolica


The health workforce forms the backbone of health care systems around the world. The decisions they make have major impacts on costs and health outcomes. The focus of this 2 day conference will be on micro-econometric studies of health workforce supply and demand. Among the topics we wish to explore are: pay and wage setting; competition in health labour markets; human capital formation; occupation and specialty choice; career transitions; gender differences; geographic distribution of health professionals; international migration; and the evaluation of policy interventions directed at health professionals' labour markets.

The conference will take the form of presentations of full papers with time for discussion. There will be no parallel sessions.

This conference immediately precedes the iHEA 11th World Congress in Health Economics in Milan. However it is not affiliated to iHEA.


The conference programme can be downloaded (pdf).

Conference Registration Fee

£260 (Students: £220)

Conference fee includes lunches, refreshments and conference dinner on 11th July.


Use the online booking system to register for the conference.

Closing date for registration is 7th July 2015.


Maps showing the location of the Università Cattolica campus in Milan and the location of the conference are available, and information on tourism opportunities in the city is available from the Milano City and Turismo Milano websites.

Organisers: Dr Matteo Ruggerri  and Dr Diane Skåtun