Bastian Ravesteijn is appointed in the LEaDing Fellows programme since 1 February 2019 at Erasmus University’s School of Economics.
In July he is awarded with a VENI grant. The NWO Veni grant, of up to 250.000 euros, is awarded to excellent researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.
Bastian’s research addresses socioeconomic disparities in health, and how public policy can influence those disparities. His project is called “Improving access to mental health care” and focuses on individuals with mental illness who do not receive enough treatment, while others receive too much.
The project uses the 2012 introduction of a copay in the Netherlands as a natural experiment to investigate the extent to which out-of-pocket payments can ensure optimal access to mental health care.