HPI-ZEW-DIW Workshop on
Applied Economics in Digital Health

6 – 7 June 2024 | Potsdam · Germany

The digital revolution in health care is changing how medical services are delivered and managed and how new products are developed. Economists from different fields have started to analyze how digital tools, IT, and novel sources of data are transforming health care delivery, markets, and regulations. 

This workshop aims to provide a platform for researchers from health economics, industrial economics, labor economics, digital economics, innovation/entrepreneurship economics, and behavioral economics to explore, discuss and contribute to the evolving field of digital health economics.

We invite original contributions and research papers addressing various aspects of applied economics in digital health, including but not limited to

Keynote speakers

Susanne Ozegowski
Director of the Department of Digitization and Innovation
Federal Ministry of Health, Germany

Uri Shalit
Associate Professor, Machine Learning and Causal Inference in Healthcare Lab
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Call for papers

Paper submissions are closed and decisions have been sent out.

Those interested in discussing a paper and/or attending without presenting (including doctoral students) should reach out to the conference organizers via e-mail to mail@digitalhealthecon.org.


The workshop will take place on 6 and 7 June 2024 at the HPI’s Digital Health Center in Potsdam (a short train ride from central Berlin). It will begin with a catered lunch at noon on Thursday, 6 June, followed by an afternoon of research presentations and a panel of digital health leaders representing hospitals, start-ups, investors, and clinicians. The first day will end with a conference dinner, featuring a high-level keynote speaker. On Friday, 7 June, we will continue with a morning of research presentations and wrap up after a casual lunch. After lunch you can stay for a Standup-Paddle Session next to the workshop venue.


Ariel Stern (HPI) · Simon Reif (ZEW) · Hannes Ullrich (DIW)