The Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) looks forward to welcoming you to the 41st Annual AHES conference at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne, on the Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September, 2019.

The local organisers is Ou Yang (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research)

Plenary Sessions

AHES is excited to be hosting Professor Tom Buchmueller and Professor Jody Sindelar for this year's conference.

Professor Tom Buchmueller

Professor Buchmueller holds the Chair of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He had undertaken extensive research in the US, as well as in other countries such as France, Australia and the Netherlands, on the impact of public policies on health insurance markets, and on impacts of health care reform. Most recently, his research has focused on the impact of the Affordable Care Act expanded insurance coverage on patients and health care provider organisations.

Professor Jody Sindelar

Dr. Jody Sindelar is a Professor of Public Health and Economics at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM), and at the Yale University Department of Economics. In addition, she is a Research Associate at the National Bureau Economic Research (NBER), Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Associated Faculty at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale, Bing Visiting faculty at Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA and Washington, DC, and has been the President-elect, President, Past President & founding member of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon).


The final program for the conference is now available: AHES Conference Program 2019_final_v3

Abstracts for the sessions can be found on the agenda section of the conference website.


Registration is now open via our conference website. Early bird registration closes on the 31st August 2019.

Save time by paying your AHES membership fee when you register for the conference

If you haven’t paid your membership fee for AHES this year, please head straight to the conference website and pay your membership fee at the same time as you register for the conference. Simply select the option “AHES Membership and Conference Combined” to pay your AHES membership fee and receive the discounted conference rate straight away.

If you need to pay your AHES membership separately through the website, please do so well in advance of registering for the conference to ensure you are able to receive our special conference rates for members.

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions are open via the online submission system until Sunday 26th May 2019. For submission guidelines please click here.

AHED Workshop

In conjunction with the Conference, the 7th Australian Health Economics Workshop will be held in Melbourne on the Monday 23rd September 2019. Please visit the AHED workshop page for more details.


The Australian Health Economics Society Annual General Meeting will be held on the Tuesday 24th September, before the Conference Dinner.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on the Tuesday 24th September in the Isabella Fraser Room of the State Library of Victoria. Dinner tickets can be purchased for $100 per person via the Conference Registration System.


The Australian Government Department of Health is the official Platinum Sponsor of the conference.



The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is the official Silver Sponsor of AHES Conference 2019. For further information on the the activities of AIHW, please visit:





Please note this site will be updated regularly with more details as they become available.

For Conference Enquiries please contact AHES Vice President Sonja Kassenboehmer.