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December 13, 2020

EuHEA 2020 Seminar Series

In fall 2020, EuHEAwill launch a new web-based seminar series. Due to the cancellation of the in-person conference in Oslo earlier this year, the chairman of Oslo's scientific committee, Oddvar Kaarboe and Pedro Pita Barros, Professor of Health Economics at Nova SBE, kindly agreed to organize a weekly online seminar, with the support of the countries' representatives, inviting selected presenters who submitted their papers to the original conference. We are happy to announce that the seminar's program has now been finalized. See the details below.

The Seminar Series won't be recorded.

To participate in the seminar, we kindly ask you to register here.

Pedro Pita Barros

Pedro Pita Barros

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Opinion Article
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Europeans know and act on WHO recommendations during COVID-19

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Research insight
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Research insight
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Entry and price competition in the over-the-counter drug market after deregulation: evidence from Portugal

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