Dr. Simon Reif is head of the Health Care Markets and Health Policy research group at ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim. He previously worked at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and dmac – Digital Health Application Centre. He has also been affiliated with the Evidence-Based-Economics Graduate Program of the Elite Network Bavaria and visited the Center for Health Economics at the University of York in 2017.
He received his PhD from FAU in 2018 and prior to that, obtained a Master degree from LMU Munich in 2014 and undergraduate degrees from FAU in 2012 and the University of Hull in 2011. His areas of research focus on health economics and applied econometrics, with particular interest in behavioural and institutional aspects of medical service provision. Current research projects deal with the design of hospital payment systems, regional access to health care and strategies for the evaluation of digital health applications.