Prof. Stefan Boes, PhD
Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Professor of Health Economics
Director Center for Health, Policy and Economics (CHPE)
T +41 41 229 59 49 • Alpenquai 4, Room 10 • stefan.boes@ unilu.ch
Stefan Boes is a Professor of Health Economics at the University of Lucerne and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. He leads the development of the undergraduate and graduate programs in health sciences at the University of Lucerne and is the Director of the Center for Health, Policy, and Economics (CHPE). Before coming to Lucerne, he was an Assistant Professor of Econometrics at the University of Bern and a Lecturer in Statistics and Econometrics at the University of Zurich. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Zurich and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Konstanz. During two post-doc fellowships, he visited the IQSS at Harvard University and the economics departments at Princeton University and MIT, and he was a visiting researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Münster.
Prof. Boes' research focuses on topics in applied health economics, econometrics, and policy evaluation. He is particularly interested in studying health-related behaviors and decisions, including health insurance choices, optimal system design, inequalities in health and related outcomes, the interaction between education and health, and the health and social impacts of health interventions in developing countries. More recently, he also started working on topics related to evidence-informed policy-making, including information infrastructures for learning health systems and the potential of human-centered artificial intelligence for value-based health care. His research applies modern quantitative methods, including machine learning techniques in design-based approaches for causal inference, and he is developing new econometric models for health and related outcomes. He has published his research in international peer-reviewed journals in economics and public health and has acquired substantial research funding from national and international funding agencies.
For a list of publications, please see the CV.