Prize in Economics - Joachim Herz Stiftung
Daniel Avdic was honoured with the german price in economics by the Joachim-Herz Stiftung. In his paper “Improving efficiency or impairing access? Health care consolidation and quality of care: Evidence from emergency hospital closures in Sweden” he empirically analyzed the question of how geographical distances from an emergency hospital effects the survival probability of an acute myocardial infarction. The results showed a decreasing probability of survival one year after a hospital was closed. However, this effect vanishes in the following years. Avdic concluded that the actors involved aligned themselfes quickly to the new situation. The jury especially highlighted his precise use of the empirical methods as well as his outstanding individual performance.