Start time : Monday, June 7, 9am(ET) / 10pm(JST)
The failure to match supply and demand in health systems can lead to misallocation, waste, and missed opportunities. Salient examples include the geographical imbalance of healthcare workers, in which individuals in some rural areas have only limited access to medical services; another example is the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, where local and national systems may struggle to ensure that doses are efficiently administered to recipients while also targeting vulnerable populations and minimizing wasted doses. Advances in matching theory are providing practical tools that can help countries design more effective healthcare worker allocation schemes and vaccine rollout strategies. In this seminar, Fuhito Kojima will present research on how better market design can tackle these and many other types of mismatches in health systems.
Fuhito Kojima, Director, University of Tokyo Market Design Center and
Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo
Feng Zhao, Practice Manager, Health, Nutrition, and Population, World Bank
Anja Sautmann, Research Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank
Norbert Schady, Chief Economist, Human Development, World Bank
Deon Filmer, Director, Development Research Group, World Bank
This event is co-organized by the World Bank’s Development Research Group (https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/unit/unit-dec#4) and Human Development Chief Economist’s Office (https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/health).