The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a coveted Starting Grant to BCCP Fellow and Coordinator Hannes Ullrich, Research Associate at the DIW Berlin and the University of Zurich. The grant, worth approximately 1.5 million Euros, will enable him to pursue his research project "Antibiotic Resistance: Socio-Economic Determinants and the Role of Information and Salience in Treatment Choice" and build up his own research group working at the intersection of health economics, industrial economics, and digitization over the next five years.
The project proposes new research towards the understanding of the role of information and salience in physician decision-making. It will make use of a broad econometric toolset including machine learning methods, structural econometrics, and field experiments. An improved understanding of the mechanisms driving antibiotic resistance as well as treatment choices will inform and enable targeted policy interventions aimed at improving antibiotic prescribing to curb antibiotic resistance.
Further information about the 2018 ERC Starting Grants.