Macroeconomic analyses of the health economy

He­alth Eco­no­my Ana­ly­ses

Our research  shows the comprehensive economic impact – the Economic Footprint – of the health industry on an international and national level, but also for individual federal states and districts.

A special feature of the Economic Footprint is that the interconnectivity of the healthcare industry with other sectors is taken into account. These interdependencies are quantified and comparable due to the inclusion of indirect and induced (spillover) effects.

The manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals, medical and digital health technology and products, and the associated research and development activities are important elements of a comprehensive value chain that ensures the growth, employment, and ultimately prosperity of a business location.  Health must therefore no longer be viewed as a cost. Health Economy analyses show that health is an investment, and they provide facts and evidence-based data for multi-stakeholder communications.

Dr. Sandra Zimmermann

Head of
International Social Policy

+49 6151 50155-12

Selected Studies