Economics, Health and Happiness
Lugano – January 14, 15, 16th 2016

Co-organizer and Sponsor



HEIRS (Happiness Economics and Interpersonal RelationS) is an association of economists with the following aim: to apply the instruments and logic of economic theory to the study of subjective well-being or happines. Instead of dealing with “economics and happiness”, the association analyzes on the one hand the typical economic dynamics which influence human happiness, and on the other, how feeling happy or unhappy effect economic performance.



The Foundation Swiss School of Public Healthplus is the national coordinating body for the promotion of postgraduate university education and the research in the fields of public health and health economics. The SSPH+ was founded on 7 July 2005 by an agreement between the Universities of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich. In January 2008, the six supporting universities turned the SSPH+ into a Foundation. In 2008 the University of Neuchâtel and in 2014 the University of Lucerne have joined the Foundation.





Founded in 1856 with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Credit Suisse has operations in over 50 countries and employs 45,800 individuals from approximately 150 different nations. As one of the world’s leading financial services providers, Credit Suisse is committed to delivering the combined financial experience and expertise to corporate, institutional and government clients, ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals worldwide, as well as affluent and retail clients in Switzerland.



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The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the most important Swiss agency promoting scientific research. As mandated by the Swiss Federal government, it supports all disciplines from philosophy and biology to the nanosciences and medicine. Every year the SNSF supports approximately 8,500 scientists. One of its core tasks is the evaluation of research proposals and, every year, the SNSF awards over 700 million Swiss francs to the best applications. By distributing public research money based on a competitive system, the SNSF contributes to the high quality of Swiss research.




Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC) stands out for the safety and quality of care, offering to patients medical and technological progress of proven effectiveness. It brings together medical expertise and relationship-focused care as well as advanced research and high quality level of training. The multidisciplinarity of the provided health care services represents a great advantage to patients who can find in the same organization various medical specialists ready to perform in any situation that might arise.
EOC is consisting of 6 institutes: Regional Hospital of Lugano consisting of two hospitals: Civico and Italiano; Regional Hospital of Bellinzona e Valli consisting of three hospitals: San Giovanni of Bellinzona, hospital of Faido and hospital of Acquarossa; Regional Hospital of Mendrisio – Beata Vergine; Regional Hospital of Locarno – la Carità; Oncologic Institute of Southern Switzerland; Rehabilitation Clinic of Novaggio.



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The Private Clinic Association of Canton Ticino (ACPT) groups together most of the Clinics active in Canton Ticino.The different structures offer services in the various medical fields: acute, sub acute, rehabilitation and psychiatric sectors. Respecting their own identity they work and are complementary with the public sector (freedom of choice for the patients). They offer more than 2000 workplaces and any patient, whatever social class he belongs to or whatever health insurance he has, is welcome and cured. The patients have a privileged relationship with their doctors. This peculiarity and service are a guarantee for the future students of the Master in medicine.



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