Prof. Dr. Konstantin Beck

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Beck, director of the institute

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)

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(Tab) Education

  • 2016: Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Lucerne
  • 2010-2016: 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

(Tab) Career

  • since 2007: Head of CSS Institute for Empirical Health Economics
  • since 2006: Managing Director / CSS Insurance
  • 2016-2019: Responsible for the set-up of the Master program in Health Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Lucerne
  • 2004-2017: 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

(Tab) 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

(Tab) Selected Mandates

  • Berater des Bundesamts für Sozialversicherung
  • Berater des Bundesamts für Privatversicherung
  • Consultant to the Swiss Ministry of Health
  • Consultant to the Swiss National Parliament
  • Consultant to the German Ministry of Health
  • Consultant to the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
  • Consultant to the German Insurers and Physician’s Associations
  • Consultant to his Excellency the Prince of Liechtenstein

(Tab) Selected Publications

  • Kauer, Lukas, Thomas G. McGuire, Konstantin Beck. (2020) Extreme under and overcompensation in morbidity-based health plan payments: The case of Switzerland, Health Policy 124 (1), p. 61-8.
  • Beck, K., & Kauer, L. (2019). Die Wirtschaftlichkeit ist ausgewiesen - Effizienznachweise für verschiedene Modelle. In J. Baumberger, E. Baumberger, F. Huber, & C. Köpe, Managed Care Swiss made / Entwicklung, Bedeutung und Perspektiven der koordinierenden Grundversorgung im Schweizer Gesundheitswesen, Schriftenreihe der SGGP (S. 135-146). Bern: SGGP.
  • Schmid, C., Beck, K., & Kauer, L. (2018). Health Plan Payment in Switzerland. In T. McGuire, & R. van Kleef, Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Markets: Theory and Practice (S. 453-489). London: Elsevier Publishing.
  • Beck, K. (2017). Krankenversicherer und systematische Behandlungsfehler - Das Fallbeispiel Yasmin. In R. Porz, T. Meireis, & F. Mathwig, Fehlbarkeit und Nichtschadensprinzip - Ein Dilemma im Gesundheitswesen (S. 53-78). Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich.
  • Schmid, C., & Beck, K. (2016). Re-insurance in the Swiss Health Insurance Market: Fit, Power, and Balance. In Health Policy (S. 848-855). London: Elsevier Publishing.
  • Beck, K., & von Wyl, V. (2015). Do insurer respond to risk adjustment? A long-term, nationwide analysis from Switzerland. European Journal of Health Economics, 17(2), S. 83-171.
  • Beck, K., von Wyl, V., Biener, C., & Eling, M. (2014). Brennpunkt Solidarität - Diskussionsbeiträge zur Weiterentwicklung der sozialen Krankenversicherung. Schriftenreihe der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Gesundheitspolitik (SGGP), Bd. 125.
  • von Wyl, V., & Beck, K. (2014). Risk adjustment in aging societies. Health Economics Review, 4(7).
  • Beck, K., Trottmann, M., & Zweifel, P. (2010). Risk Adjustment in Health Insurance and its Long-Term Effectiveness. Journal of Health Economics, 29, S. 489-498.
  • 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 voluntary 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.