Virtual Workshop on the Economics of Mental Health

March 3, 2021

Call for Papers (pdf)

Across the world, 20% of the population suffers from mental illness. Yet, the causes and consequences of mental health disorders and their relation to economic policies and outcomes are still poorly understood.

The aim of this virtual workshop is therefore to bring together international researchers – in particular junior researchers – working on the intersection of mental health and economics. Specifically, we invite papers broadly connected to the following questions:

  • How do mental health disorders impact economic outcomes and the development of skills?
  • What are the determinants of mental health and which factors limit the demand for treatment?
  • Which policies and therapies are fruitful in overcoming mental illnesses?

In addition, we are very happy to welcome

Manuela Angelucci

(University of Texas, Austin)

as a keynote speaker for this workshop.

Please submit your full paper via email to Lukas Kiessling ( by January 31, 2021. We aim at sending out acceptances in early February.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

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