Honors and Awards for Members of the Faculty
- Prof. Stephan Klasen receives an honorary doctorate from Jaume I University in Spain
On April 19, 2018, Prof. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D. was awarded an honorary doctorate from Jaume I University in Spain at a ceremony in Castellón, near Valencia. Prof. Klasen holds the Chair of Development Economics of the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The laudatory speech was given by Prof. Dr. Celestino Suárez-Burguet from the Institute of International Economics at Jaume I University. During the ceremony, Prof. Alan Kirman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Aix-Marseille III and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, was also awarded an honorary doctorate.
- Science Award of the German Society of Health Economics
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer, Christian Bommer, Esther Heesemann and Vera Sagalova from the Chair of Development Economics/CeMIS were awarded the Science Award of the German Society of Health Economics for their paper "The Global Economic Burden of Diabetes: A Cost-of-Illness Study". The article, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, was written by an international research team including Harvard University and Heidelberg University and for the first time, systematically quantifies the economic cost of diabetes worldwide. The authors estimate that diabetes treatment as well as diabetes related production losses account for $US1.3 trillion globally, equivalent to 1.8 percent of global GDP. The prize was awarded at the annual meeting of the German Society of Health Economics on March 5th.