Dr. Simon Reif is a health economist and has been head of the Project Group “Health Care Markets and Health Policy” at ZEW Mannheim since January 2021. He studied economics and sociology at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, the University of Hull, UK, and LMU Munich. After completing his PhD at FAU on the supply of medical services, he worked as a policy and start-up consultant. His research interests are behavioural economic and institutional factors influencing the provision of medical services as well as determinants of individual health. His current research projects deal with strategies for the evaluation of digital health applications and the design of hospital payment systems.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Marcus, Jan , Simon Reif, Amelie Wuppermann and Amelie Rouche (2020), Increased Instruction Time and Stress-Related Health Problems among School Children, Journal of Health Economics 70, 102256. Download
Reif, Simon, Lucas Hafner and Michael Seebauer (2020), Physician Behavior under Prospective Payment Schemes - Evidence from Artefactual Field and Lab Experiments, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(15), 5540. Download
Reif, Simon, Sebastian Wichert and Amelie Wuppermann (2018), Is it good to be too light? Birth weight thresholds in hospital reimbursement systems, Journal of Health Economics 59, 1-25. Download
Billner, Moritz, Anne Wirthmann, Simon Reif and Ulrich M. Rieger (2016), Poly Implant Prothèse and Rofil Substandard Breast Implant Explantations from a Large German Single Centre from 2011 to 2014: A Comparative Study, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 40, 507-513. Download
Discussion and Working Papers
Reif, Simon and Sabrina Schubert (2021), Vorsorgelücke während der Coronavirus-Pandemie – Vorsorgeuntersuchungen in der Krise, ZEW expert brief No. 21-02, Mannheim. Download