Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Economic Evaluation in Health Care: empirical methods, September 15-16, 2022


Finnish Society for Health Economics will organize the course “Introduction to the theory and practice of economic evaluation in health care”, concentrating on empirical methods applied in health economic evaluation research. The course covers experimental and quasi-experimental methods for policy evaluation, such as difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity, propensity score matching and instrumental variable methods. It is offered to PhD/Master students in health economics but practitioners from health care (e.g. doctors, decision-makers) can also participate. The course is a continuation to the first part of the course organized in spring 2020 covering the theory and principles of economic evaluation. The course is provided free of charge.

Professor Heather Brown from Lancaster University UK will teach the course. The lectures will be given at

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

Mannerheimintie 166

00271 Helsinki



The time schedule is as follows:

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 9:00-12:00 (3 hours), J-Auditorium, Rooms 1-3, THL

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 13:00-16:00 (3 hours), J-Auditorium, Rooms 1-3, THL


Friday, September 16, 2022, 9:00-12:00 (3 hours), J-Auditorium, Rooms 1-3, THL


Lectures will be given in English. More information about the syllabus of the course will be provided soon. You can register to the course from here:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠