The future of health spending and the implications for policy

Panel on 26th Jun 2013 at 12:00pm

Location: Bruegel

The future of health spending and the implications for policy

Health care expenditures are on the rise for numerous reasons. At the same time short term austerity measures and long-term financial sustainability issues impose tough trade-offs between different spending categories. In this OECD-Bruegel event Joaquim Oliveira Martins and Christine de La Maisonneuve presented a new OECD-report on health and long-term care expenditures projections over the next 50 years. Based on this input, a panel consisting of Rodrigo Moreno-Serra (Imperial College), William Dorling (Pfizer), Christoph Schwierz (DG ECFIN) and the authors of the OECD report discussed the challenges arising from the projected health care spending for public finance and how they can be addressed.

This event was organised jointly by Bruegel and the OECD

Event materials


  • Rodrigo Moreno-Serra,Imperial College’s Centre for Health Policy
  • William Dorling, Pfizer Worldwide Policy
  • Christoph Schwierz, European Commission, DG ECFIN
  • Joaquim Oliveira Martins, OECD
  • Christine de La Maisonneuve, OECD
  • Chair - Guntram Wolff, Bruegel

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Bruxelles
  • Time: 26 June 2013, 12:00 - 13:45 (A light lunch will be served after the event)
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Coordinator - matilda.sevon[at]