This issue contains a selection of papers from the Twenty First European Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics and the Third Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics.
The European Workshop was organised by the School of Economics and Management at Lund University and took place on 5–7 September 2012. The meeting was attended by 47 participants from 13 countries, and the programme featured 14 papers. The workshop was supported by the Arne Ryde Foundation.
The Australasian Workshop was held at the Quarantine Station, Manly, Sydney, on 11–13 April 2012. The meeting was attended by 38 participants from six countries, with 14 papers presented over 12 and 13 April. In addition, Maarten Lindeboom presented a training day on duration analysis on 11 April. The workshop was sponsored by the Centre for Health Economics (Monash University), Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (The University of Melbourne), New South Wales Treasury, Agency for Clinical Innovation, NSW Ministry of Health, Economic Society of Australia, Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) and the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (University Technology Sydney).
All of the papers published in this issue have gone through the usual process of refereeing for Health Economics. This has been carried out on a very tight publication schedule, and we would like to thank all of the referees for their prompt responses.
The 2013 European Workshop will be organised by the Department of Applied Economics Erasmus University at Rotterdam in the Netherlands. For more information about the European workshop series, see the web page http://www.york.ac.uk/economics/postgrad/herc/ews/. The 2013 Australasian Workshop was held in Launceston, Tasmania, on 3–5 April, and the 2014 Workshop will be held in Freemantle, Perth, in April 2014. The web page for the series is http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/centres/che/workshoppage.html.