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Healthcare Management Initiative





INSEAD’s research complements the school’s perspective that business can serve as a force for good. Business principles have the potential to make a significant positive contribution to healthcare organisations. INSEAD’s positioning as the business school for the world, together with it’s multi-disciplinary faculty, allows for concepts from non-health sectors to be applied to healthcare in areas ranging from medical products and food consumption to service operations and policy.

As an interdisciplinary centre, the INSEAD Healthcare Management Initiative (HMI) brings together faculty from technology and operations management, marketing, economics and political science, organisational behaviour, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Faculty research is linked to MBA and Executive Education programmes that focus on improving the effectiveness of healthcare delivery and wellness. 

Business Science


Pharmaceutical market access, scientific approaches to improving clinical trials, process and supply chain design, incentive structures and reimbursement policy, as well as business model innovation are recent research topics.

Gatekeepers at Work: An Empirical Analysis of a Maternity Unit - M. Freeman, N. Savva, and S. Scholtes, Management Science, 2017

The Impact of Changes in Intensive Care Organization on Patient Outcome and Cost-Effectiveness - A Narrative Review - A.F. Sluijs, E.R. Slobbe-Bijlsma, S.E. Chick, M.B. Vroom, D.A.Dongelmans, and A.P.J. Vlaar, Journal of Intensive Care, 2017.

A Bayesian Decision-Theoretic Model of Sequential Experimentation with Delayed Responses - S.E. Chick, M. Forster, and P. Pertile, JRSS Series B, 2017

Information Elicitation and Influenza Vaccine Production - S.E. Chick, S. Hasija, J. Nasiry, Operations Research, 2017, 

Multi-Level Preventive Care for Type 2 Diabetes - K. Aral. S.E. Chick, A. Grabosch, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, special issue on Healthcare Systems Simulation, 2015.

A Game Theoretic Model of International Influenza Vaccination Coordination - H. Mamani, S.E. Chick and D. Simchi-Levi, Management Science, 2013. 

Diagnostic Accuracy Under Congestion - F. De Véricourt, S. Alizamir and P. Sun, Management Science, 2013.

Warnings of Adverse Side Effects Can Backfire Over Time - Y. Steinhart, Z. Carmon and Y. Trope, Psychological Science, 2013.

Marketing im Gesundheitssektor - R. Angelmar, Scientific marketing in der medizin, 2013.

Entrepreneurial Exits and Innovation - V.A. Aggarwal and D.H. Hsu, Management Science, 2013.

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Vaccine Marketing, R. Angelmar and P.A. Morgon, in Innovation and Marketing in the Pharmaceutical Industry (International Series in Quantitative Marketing, Vol. 20), eds. M. Ding, J. Eliashberg and S. Stremersch, Springer, 2014.

Patent Expiry and Pharmaceutical Market Opportunities at the Nexus of Pricing and Innovation Policy, D. Jain and J.G. Conley, in Innovation and Marketing in Pharmaceutical Industry(International Series of Quantitative Marketing Vol. 20), Springer, 2014.

Good Pharma: How Marketing Creates Value in Pharma, M. Corstjens and E. Demeire, Corstjens, 2014.

Stabile M., and Townsend M. Supplementary Private Health Insurance in National Health Insurance Systems. In:Anthony J. Culyer (ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Economics, Vol 3, Anthony J. Culyer (ed.), Elsevier; pp. 362-365, 2014. 

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Social Policy


Socioeconomic factors impacting child health and development; and the impact of healthcare financing, tax policy and health insurance on population-level health outcomes are overarching themes in our work.

Reflections on determining what should be included in a publicly funded health care system, a comment on Tinghog, Gustav; Carlsson, Per; and Carl H. Lyttkens, “Individual responsibility for what? A conceptual framework for exploring the suitability of private financing in a publicly funded health-care system - M. Stabile, Health Economics Policy and Law, 10, 425-430, 2015.

The Engagement Gap: Social Mobility and Extracurricular Participation among American Youth - K. Snellman, J.M Silva, C.B Frederick, and R.D Putnam, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2015.

How do families who receive the CCTB and NCB spend the money? - K. Milligan, L. Jones and M. Stabile, Martin, Prosperity Institute Report, April 2015.

Do stimulant medications improve educational and behavioral outcomes for children with ADHD?, J. Currie, M. Stabile, and L. Jones, Journal of Health Economics, 2014,  

The Changing Role of Government in Financing Health Care: An International Perspective,” M. Stabile and S. Thomson, Journal of Economic Literature, 2014.

Increasing socioeconomic disparities in adolescent obesity, C.B Frederick, K. Snellman, and R.D Putnam, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014.

Reply to Gao et al: Racial composition does not explain increasing class gaps in obesity. C.B Frederick, K. Snellman, and R.D Putnam, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014.

The Social Disparity Behind America’s Growing Obesity Gap, K. Snellman, Harvard Business Review, January 2014 

The Pope’s “War on Capitalism” and Why Rich Kids Stay Rich, K. Snellman, Harvard Business Review, December 2013. 

Older Publications>>

Stabile M., and Townsend M., Supplementary Private Health Insurance in National Health Insurance Systems, Encyclopedia of Health Economics, Vol 3. pp. 362-365, Anthony J. Culyer (ed.), Elsevier, 2014. 

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Consumer Decision-Making


Impact of marketing tactics, consumer behaviour analysis and neuroscience to understand people's health and wellness decisions, with a specific focus on obesity are central topics in consumer decision-making.

Does Red Bull Give Wings to Vodka? Placebo Effects of Marketing Labels on Perceived Intoxication and Risky Attitudes and Behaviors - Y. Cornil, P. Chandon and A. Krishna, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Forthcoming.

The Accuracy of Less: Natural Bounds Explain Why Quantity Decreases are Estimated More Accurately than Quantity Increases - P. Chandon and N. Ordabayeva, Journal of Experimental Psychology General, 2017.

Pleasure as an Ally of Healthy Eating? Contrasting Visceral and Epicurean Eating Pleasure and their Association with Portion Size Preferences and Wellbeing - Y. Cornil and P. Chandon, Appetite, 2017.

In the Eye of the Beholder: Visual Biases in Package and Portion Size Perceptions - N. Ordabayeva and P. Chandon, Appetite, 2016

Les effets du marketing sur les comportements alimentaires - Effects of Marketing on Alimentary Behavior - P. Chandon and Q. Andre, Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique, 2015.

The Acuity of Vice: Attitude Ambivalence Improves Visual Sensitivity to Increasing Portion Sizes- Y. Y. Cornil, N. Ordabayeva, U. Kaiser, B. Weber and P. Chandon, Journal of Consumer Psychology, 2013

The Interplay of Health Claims and Taste Importance on Food Consumption and Self-Reported Satiety - M. Vadiveloo, V. Morwitz and P. Chandon, Appetite, 2013.

Predicting and Managing Consumers’ Package Size Impressions - N. Ordabayeva and P. Chandon, Journal of Marketing, 2013.

How Package Design and Packaged-Based Marketing Claims Lead to Overeating - P. Chandon, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 2013.

From Fan to Fat? Vicarious Losing increases Unhealthy Eating but Self-Affirmation is an Effective Remedy - Y. Cornil and P. Chandon, Psychological Science, 2013.

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