Our research focuses on applied econometric analyses of health economic topics. Current research topics are health insurance choice, efficiency and competition in health care provision as well as differences in health-conscious behavior including the economics of drug consumption.



We have close research cooperations with the following institutions

Preventing Overdiagnosis in Primary Care (PRO PRICARE)
Rheinisch-Westfälische Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI)
Health Economic Research Center CINCH
 SFB 823 - "Statistical modelling of nonlinear dynamic processes"  


Referierte Zeitschriften

Reif, S., S. Wichert and A. Wuppermann (2018) Is it good to be too light? Birth weight thresholds in hospital reimbursement systems, accepted for publication in the Journal of Health Economics.

Büyükdurmus, T., T. Kopetsch, H. Schmitz and H. Tauchmann (2017): On the Interdependence of Ambulatory and Hospital care in the German Health System, Health Economics Review 7(1), 1-19.

Reichert, A.R. and H. Tauchmann (2017): Workforce Reduction, Subjective Job Insecurity, and Mental Health, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 133, 187-212.

Billner, M., A. Wirthmann, S. Reif and U.M. Rieger (2016): Poly Implant Prothèse and Rofil Substandard Breast Implant Explantations from a Large German Single Centre from 2011 to 2014: A Comparative Study, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 40(4), 507-513.

Paloyo, A., A.R. Reichert, M. Reuss-Borst and H. Tauchmann (2015): Who Responds to Financial Incentives for Weight Loss? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial, Social Science & Medicine 145, 44-52.

Bünnings, C. and H. Tauchmann (2015): Who Opts Out of the Statutory Health Insurance? A Discrete Time Hazard Model for Germany, Health Economics 24(10), 1331-1347.

Augurzky, B., A.R. Reichert and H. Tauchmann (2015): Self-perceived Job Insecurity and the Demand for Medical Rehabilitation: Does Fear of Unemployment Reduce Health Care Utilization?, Health Economics 24(1), 8-25.

Tauchmann, H. (2014)։ Lee (2009) Treatment effect Bounds for Non-Random Sample Selection, Stata Journal 14(4), 884-894.

Schüller, D., H. Tauchmann, T. Upmann and D. Weimar (2014): Pro-Social behavior in the TV show "Come Dine with Me": An empirical investigation, Journal of Economic Psychology 45, 44-55.

Reichert, A.R. and H. Tauchmann (2014): When Outcome Heterogeneously matters for Selection: A Generalized Selection Correction Estimator, Applied Economics 46(7), 762-768.

Paloyo, A., A.R. Reichert, H. Reinermann and H. Tauchmann (2014): The Causal Link between Financial Incentives and Weight Loss: An Evidence-Based Survey of  the Literature, Journal of Economic Surveys 28(3), 401-420.

Tauchmann, H., S. Lenz, T. Requate and C.M. Schmidt (2013): Tobacco and Alcohol: Complements or Substitutes?. Empirical Economics 45(1), 539-566.

Behl, P., H. Dette, M. Frondel and H. Tauchmann (2013): Energy Substitution: When Model Selection depends on the Focus, Energy Economics 39, 233-238.

Felder, S. and H. Tauchmann (2013)։ Federal State Differentials in the Efficiency of Health Production։ An Artifact of Spatial Dependence?, European Journal of Health Economics 14(1), 21-39.

Tauchmann, H. (2012)։ Partial Frontier Efficiency Analysis, Stata Journal 12(3), 461-478.

Behl, P., H. Dette, M. Frondel and H. Tauchmann (2012)։ Choice is Suffering։ A Focused Information Criterion for Model Selection, Economic Modelling 29(3), 817-822.

Kvasnicka, M. and H. Tauchmann (2012)։ Much Ado About Nothing? Smoking Bans and Germany’s Hospitality Industry, Applied Economics 44(35), 4539-4551.

Augurzky, B. and H. Tauchmann (2011)։ Less Social Health Insurance, More Private Supplementary Insurance? Empirical Evidence from Germany, Journal of Policy Modeling 33(3), 470-480.

Schmidt, C.M. and H. Tauchmann (2011)։ Heterogeneity in the Intergenerational Transmission of Alcohol Consumption։ A Quantile Regression Approach, Journal of Health Economics 30(1), 33-42.

Göhlmann, S., C. M. Schmidt and H. Tauchmann (2010)։ Smoking Initiation in Germ­any։ The Role of Intergenerational Transmission, Health Economics 19(2), 227-242.

Tauchmann, H. (2010)։ Consistency of Heckman-type two-step Estimators for the Multivariate Sample-Selection Model, Applied Economics 42(30), 3895-3902.

Tauchmann, H., H. Clausen and M. Oelmann (2009)։ Do Organizational Forms Matter? Innovation and Liberalization in the German Wastewater Sector, Journal of Policy Modeling 31(6), 863-876.

Tauchmann, H. (2008)։ West-East Convergence in the Prevalence of Cannabis Use։ Socioeconomics or Culture?, Economics։ The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal 2 (29)

Tamm, M., H. Tauchmann, J. Wasem and S. Greß (2007)։ Elasticities of Market Shares and Social Health Insurance Choice in Germany։ A Dynamic Panel Data Approach, Health Economics 16(3), 243-256.

Tauchmann, H. (2007)։ Koexistenz von privater und gesetzlicher Krankenversicherung bei Kopfpauschale und allgemein freier Kassenwahl?, Sozialer Fortschritt 56(6), 157-163.

Tauchmann, H. (2006)։ Firing the Furnace? – An Econometric Analysis of Utilities Fuel Choice, Energy Policy 34(18), 3898-3909.

Tauchmann, H. (2005)։ CO2 Abatement and Fuel Mix in German Electric Power Generation։ Is the ˮEcological Electricity Tax” Ecologically Effective?, Energy and Environment 16(2), 255-271.

Tauchmann, H. (2005)։ Efficiency of Two-step Estimators for Censored Systems of Equations։ Shonkwiler & Yen Reconsidered, Applied Economics 37(4), 367-374.



Tauchmann, H. (2019): Fixed-Effects estimation of the Linear Discrete-Time Hazard Model: an Adjusted First-Differences Estimator, FAU Discussion Papers in Economics No. 09-2019.

Marcus, J., Wuppermann, A., Reif, S. and A. Rouche (2019): Increased instruction time and stress-related health problems among school children, DIW Discussion Papers No. 1802.

Bünnings, C., Hafner, L., Reif, S. and Tauchmann, H. (2019): In Sickness and in Health? Health Shocks and Relationship Breakdown: Empirical Evidence from Germany, FAU Discussion Papers in Economics No. 03-2019.

Hafner, L. (2019): Do Minimum Wages Improve Self-Rated Health?, FAU Discussion Papers in Economics No. 02-2019.

Augurzky, B., Bauer, T., Reichert, A.R., Schmidt, C.M. and Tauchmann, H. (2018): Habit Formation, Obesity, and Cash Rewards, FAU Discussion Papers in Economics No. 06-2018 / Ruhr Economic Papers #750.

Hafner, L., Tauchmann, H. and Wübker, A. (2017): Does Moderate Weight Loss Affect Subjective Health Perception in Obese Individuals? Evidence from Field Experimental Data, FAU Discussion Papers in Economics No. 26-2017 / Ruhr Economic Papers #730.

Hafner, L., Reif, S. and M. Seebauer (2017): Physician Behavior under Prospective Payment Schemes: Evidence from artefactual fi€eld and lab experiments, FAU Discussion Papers in Economics No. 18-2017.

Quis, J.S. and S. Reif (2017) Health Effects of Instruction Intensity - Evidence from a Natural Experiment in German High-Schools, FAU Discussion Papers in Economics No. 12-2017 / BERG Working Paper 123 / SOEPPapers 916.

Reif, S., S. Wichert and A. Wuppermann (2017) Is it good to be too light? Birth weight thresholds in hospital reimbursement systems, FAU Discussion Papers in Economics 7/2017 and Münchener Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Beiträge (VWL) 2017-9 / Health, Econometrics and Data Group Working Paper 17/15.

Reichert, A. R., H. Tauchmann & A. Wübker (2015): Weight Loss and Sexual Activity in Adult Obese Individuals: Establishing a Causal Link, IWQW Discussion Paper 6/2015 and Ruhr Economic Papers #561.

Bünnings, Ch., H. Schmitz, H. Tauchmann & N. R. Ziebarth (2015): How Health Plan Enrollees Value Prices Relative to Supplemental Benefits and Service Quality, IWQW Discussion Paper 2/2015 and Ruhr Economic Papers #545.

Augurzky, B., T. K. Bauer, A. R. Reichert, C. M. Schmidt & H. Tauchmann, H (2014): Small Cash Rewards for Big Losers – Experimental Insights Into the Fight Against the Obesity Epidemic, Ruhr Economic Papers #530.

Tauchmann, H. (2013): Lee's Treatment Effect Bounds for Non-Random sample Selection - an implementation in Stata, SFB 823 Discussion Paper 2013/35.

Augurzky, B., T. K. Bauer, A. R. Reichert, C. M. Schmidt & H. Tauchmann (2012): Does Money Burn Fat? - Evidence from a Randomized Experiment, Ruhr Economic Papers #368.

Reichert, A. R. & H. Tauchmann (2012): When Outcome Heterogeneously Matters for Selection - A Generalized Selection Correction Estimator, Ruhr Economic Papers #372.

Schmitz H. & H. Tauchmann (2012): Factor Substitution in Hospitals: A DEA based Approach, SFB 823 Discussion Paper 2012/41.

Behl, P., H. Dette, M. Frondel and H. Tauchmann (2011)։ Being Focused։ When the Purpose of Inference Matters for Model Selection, Ruhr Economic Papers #264.

Paloyo, A., A. R. Reichert, H. Reinermann and H. Tauchmann (2011)։ The Causal Link Between Financial Incentives and Weight Loss – An Evidence-based Survey of the Literature, Ruhr Economic Papers #290.

Reichert, A. R. and H. Tauchmann (2011)։ The Causal Impact of Fear of Unemployment on Psychological Health, Ruhr Economic Papers #266.

Augurzky, B., A. R. Reichert and H. Tauchmann (2010)։ The Effect of Self-assessed Job Security on the Demand for Medical Rehab, Ruhr Economic Papers #162.


Sonstige Zeitschriften

Augurzky, B., S. Felder, H. Tauchmann und A. Werblow (2009)։ Wie groß sind die Effizienzreserven im deutschen Gesundheitswesen?, Zeitschrift der BKK 2009 (3)։ 92-98.

Augurzky, B., S. Göhlmann, C. M. Schmidt, C. Schwierz, M. Tamm und H. Tauchmann (2006)։ Wie müssen Reformen im Gesundheitswesen aussehen - eine Skizze, Orientierungen zur Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftspolitik (109)։ 43-47.

Burgi, M., T. Büscher, E. Handschin, V. Scherer, H. Tauchmann und H. Wagner (2004)։ Energie unter Stress – erhöhte Anforderungen an die Leistungsdynamik, VGB PowerTech 84 (3)։ 97-100.

Tauchmann, H. und M. Willms (2004)։ Trendwende im Klärbecken, Der Gemeinderat 47 (3)։ 16-17.

Clausen, H., K. Körkemeyer, J. Lohaus, M. Schroll, H. Tauchmann und M. Willms (2003)։ Innovationen in der Abwasserentsorgung – Ergebnisse einer Umfrage, KA-Abwasser Abfall 50 (12)։ 1563-1570.

Tauchmann, H., G. Potrafki und H. Maree (1997): Das Handwerk zwischen den Großzählungen, Statistische Rundschau Nordrhein-Westfalen 49 (4), 223-241.


Beiträge zu Sammelbänden

Tauchmann, H. (2012)։ Sozialethische Kriterien und konkrete Reformvorschläge für eine gerechte Umorganisation des Gesundheitswesens։ Eine Betrachtung aus ökonomischer Perspektive. In M. Dabrowski, J. Wolf und K. Abmeier (Hrsg.)։ Gesundheitssystem und Gerechtigkeit, Ferdinand Schöningh։ Paderborn, 185-191, 2012.

Augurzky, B., R. Gülker, A. R. Reichert and H. Tauchmann (2011)։ The German Health System։ An Overview. In։ H.S. Rout (Hrsg.)։ Health Care Systems։ A Global Survey, New Delhi։ New Century Publications. 179-196

Augurzky, B., R. Gülker, A. R. Reichert und H. Tauchmann (2009)։ Überkapazitäten im deutschen Krankenhaussektor – auch im Fall einer Grippepandemie?. In։ Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (Hrsg.)։ Schweinegrippe, AIDS & Co. – Infektionskrankheiten als globales Problem, Berlin։ Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. 14-19

Tamm, M., H. Tauchmann, J. Wasem and S. Greß (2008)։ The Dynamics of Price-Responsiveness in the German Social Health Insurance System. In։ B. Rosen, R. Saltman, and M. Shani (Hrsg.)։ Health Systems։ Are We in a Post Reform Era?, Tel Hashomer։ The Israel National Institute for Health. 408-417

Engel, D. und H. Tauchmann (2007)։ Sind privatrechtlich organisierte Wasserversorger tatsächlich innovativer? Empirische Befunde des AquaSus-Projekts. In։ P. Haug und M.T.W. Rosenfeld (Hrsg.)։ Die Rolle der Kommunen in der Wasserwirtschaft, Baden-Baden։ Nomos. 115-138

Augurzky, B., S. Bermann, S. Göhlmann, S. Krolop, A. Liehr-Griem, C. M. Schmidt, H. Tauchmann und S. Terkatz (2006)։ Strukturreform im deutschen Gesundheitswesen. In։ H. Reinermann (Hrsg.)։ Das Dilemma der modernen Medizin - Gratwanderung zwischen Machbarkeit, Sinnhaftigkeit und Bezahlbark, Baden-Baden։ Nomos. 139-167.



Kvasnicka, M. und H. Tauchmann (2010)։ Eine Befragung von Gastronomiebetrieben zur Einführung von Rauchverboten im Gastgewerbe։ deskriptive Ergebnisse, RWI Materialien 58.

Augurzky, B., H. Tauchmann, A. Werblow und S. Felder (2008)։ Effizienzreserven im Gesundheitswesen, RWI Materialien 49.

Augurzky, B., S. Göhlmann, R. Kambeck, W. Richter und H. Tauchmann (2007)։ Finanzielle Auswirkungen der Einführung des Gesundheitsfonds auf die Bundesländer, RWI Materialien 35. Essen։ RWI.

Augurzky, B., S. Göhlmann, C. M. Schmidt, C. Schwierz, M. Tamm und H. Tauchmann (2006)։ Reformbedarf im deutschen Gesundheitswesen, RWI Positionen 8.

Tauchmann, H. und C. M. Schmidt (2006)։ Der Energiegipfel vom 3. April 2006։ Auf dem Weg zu einem Konzept der Zukunft?, RWI: Positionen 9.

Tauchmann, H., J. Hafkesbrink, P. Nisipeanu und M. Thomzik (2006)։ Innovationen für eine nachhaltige Wasserwirtschaft – Einflussfaktoren und Handlungsbedarf, Heidelberg։ Physica.

Augurzky, B., S. Berhanu, S. Göhlmann, S. Krolop, A. Liehr-Griem, C. M. Schmidt, H. Tauchmann und S. Terkatz (2004)։ Strukturreformen im deutschen Gesundheitswesen. RWI Materialien 8.

Tauchmann, H. (2004)։ CO2-Vermeidung und Brennstoffwahl in der Elektrizitätserzeugung – Ökonometrische Analysen, RWI Schriften 75, Berlin։ Duncker & Humblot.

Augurzky, B., B. Fritzsche, S. Göhlmann, H. D. Loeffelholz von, C. M. Schmidt, M. Tamm und H. Tauchmann (2003)։ Bürgerversicherung und Pauschalprämie – Stellungnahme zu den gesundheitspolitischen Empfehlungen der „Rürup-Kommissionˮ, RWI Materialien 5.


Frondel, M., H. Tauchmann and C. Vance (2009)։ Special Issue on the Viability of Renewable Energies։ Regional Considerations, International Journal of Environment and Pollution 39 (1/2).


Elektronische Veröffentlichungen

Augurzky, B., W. Schmähl and H. Tauchmann (2011)։ Pensions, Health and Long-term Care -- Annual National Report 2011, Report to the European Commission via ASISP network.

Tauchmann, H., S. Göhlmann and C. M. Schmidt (2008), Switching vices։ Do smoking bans encourage drinking?. VoxEU



xtlhazard: Stata module for adjusted first-differences estimation of the linear discrete-time hazard model

simarwilson: Stata module to perform Simar & Wilson Efficiency Analysis.

leebounds։ Stata module for estimating Lee (2009) treatment effect bounds.

orderm and orderalpha։ Non-Parametric Partial Frontier Efficiency Analysis for Stata.