CSS Insurance

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Beck

Director of the Institute

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Education

Studies in Economics at University of Zurich (1981-1991)

Degrees

lic. oec. publ. in 1987
Dr. oec. publ. in 1991
Habilitation in Health Economics and Empirical Research in Economics at the University of Zurich (2004)

Education

2010
Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zurich
2004
Habilitation and qualification as lecturer in Health Economics and Empirical Research at the University of Zurich
1987-1991
Dissertation (Master) about voters paradox
1981-1987
Studies of Economics at the University of Zurich
1969-1981
Schools at Zurich

Career

since 2007
Head of CSS Institute for Empirical Health Economics
since 2006
Managing Director / CSS Insurance
since 2004
PD, Lecturer at the University of Zurich
2006-2013
Actuary and Managing Director / CSS Insurance
1996-2013
Head of Department of Mathematics & Statistics / CSS Insurance
1993-1996
Statistician at CSS Insurance
1991-1993
Executive Manager Terre des hommes Kinderhilfe
Children relief Zurich
1986-1987
President of a non profit foundation: Zentralstelle der Studentenschaft – Student-shops Zurich
1985-1991
Assistant at the institute for empirical research in economics, Zurich

Memberships

Member and periodic chair of the European Risk Adjustment Network,
Member of the commission for Health Economics of the Association for Social Policy
Former Chair of the Forum Managed Care

Selected Mandates

Consultant to the Swiss Ministry of Health,
the Swiss National Parliament,
the German Ministry of Health,
the German Insurers and Physician’s Associations,
the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
His Excellency the Prince of Liechtenstein

Selected Publications


Beck, Konstantin, Maria Trottmann and Peter Zweifel (2010): "Risk Adjustment in Health Insurance and its Long-Term Effectiveness", in: Journal of Health Economics, 29, S. 489-498.

Beck, Konstantin (2009): "Effizienzsteigerung dank Managed Care", in: Datamaster, Edition 5, Oktober 2009, S. 15-21

van Kleef, R. C., Beck, K., van de Ven, W. P. M. M. and van Vliet, R. C. J. A. (2008): "Risk equalization and volutanry deductibles: a complex interaction", in: Journal of Health Economics, 27(2), p. 427-443.

Widmer, Werner, Konstantin Beck, Leo Boos, Lukas Steinmann und Rolf Zehnder (2008): "Eigenverantwortung, Wettbewerb und Solidarität – Analyse und Reform der finanziellen Anreize im Gesundheitswesen", in: Schriftenreihe der SGGP, Bd. 91, 2. unveränderte Auflage, Muri.
[Ausgezeichnet mit dem MSD-Gesundheitsökonomiepreis 2008 (Merck, Sharp & Dohme-Chibret)].

van de Ven, Wynand, Konstantin Beck, Carine van de Voorde, Jürgen Wasem and Irit Zmora (2007): "Risk Adjustment and Risk Selection in Europe: six years later", in: Health Policy, 83, p. 162-179.

Beck, Konstantin, Maria Trottmann, Urs Käser, Bernhard Keller, Stefan von Rotz und Peter Zweifel (2006): "Nachhaltige Gestaltung des Risikoausgleichs in der Schweizer Krankenversicherung", (hep Verlag) Bern.

Beck, Konstantin, Stefan Spycher, Alberto Holly and Lucien Gardiol (2003): "Risk Adjustment in Switzerland", in: Health Policy, 65, p. 63-74.

Beck, Konstantin: "Growing importance of capitation in Switzerland", in: Health Care Management Science (2000), Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 111-119.

Beck, Konstantin, Anne Debever Hilfiker, Gerhard Kocher, Erich Schmocker und Dominik Bardenhofer (1995): "Die Solidarität im Wandel - Meinungen, Fakten und Analysen zur Krankenversicherung", in: Schriftenreihe SGGP, Bd. 48, Muri.
[Bd. 49: Französische Fassung].

Beck, Konstantin (1993): "Die Wahrscheinlichkeit paradoxer Abstimmungsergebnisse", in: Europäische Hochschulschriften, Volks- und Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Bd. 1371, (Peter Lang) Bern. [Dissertation Universität Zürich].

Zweifel, Peter and Konstantin Beck (1987): "Utilities and Cogeneration: Some Regulatory Problems", in: The Energy Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, p. 1-15.