Southeastern Health Economics Study Group (SHESG)

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October 23–24, 2020

In January of 2003, a group of health economists from the Southeastern region of the U.S. met to discuss how to build on the growing network of health economics activities that the International Health Economics Association we beginning to sponsor.  At this meeting, the group decided that a series of conferences that were smaller in nature, and focused on building regional collaborations would be  a valuable addition to the existing health economics conference portfolio.  From this, the Southeastern Health Economics Study Group (SHESG) was born. 

Planning is now underway for the 18th Annual Southeastern Health Economics Study Group Conference. Last year’s conference at the University of Tennessee received great reviews and we hope to match that success this year. The sponsor for this year’s event will be Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.  

Ten papers will be accepted for presentation. The conference will consist of a full day of presentations on Friday, October 23rd and a half-day of presentations on Saturday, October 24th. Each paper will be allotted one hour, including 30 minutes for presentation, and 20 minutes for discussant comments and discussion from the floor. The number of participants in the conference will be limited. It is expected that participants will read the papers prior to the conference, and attend all sessions. While submissions are invited from any geographical location, preference will be given to presenters from the Southeastern region of the United States. 

If you would like to participate in this invitational conference, please submit an abstract (maximum of two pages) in electronic format (pdf preferred) by June 15th, 2020.  Submissions may be on any aspect of health economics and may be empirical or theoretical, but should not have been accepted for publication prior to presentation at the conference.  Authors will be notified of acceptance on or before July 15th, 2020.


This will be an in-person conference. In the event that COVID-19 restricts normal travel and meeting, we will postpone SHESG until the Fall of 2021.  The final decision will be made two months prior to the scheduled event. 

Please contact the conference organizers with any questions. 


Conference organizers

Steering committee

  • Lindsay Allen, West Virginia University
  • W. David Bradford, University of Georgia
  • Laura Dague, Texas A&M University
  • Marisa Domino, University of North Carolina
  • Karoline Mortensen, Miami University
  • Christopher Ruhm, University of Virginia
  • Frank Sloan, Duke University