Ingo Kolodziej is researcher at the RWI “Health Economics” department since 2012.Furthermore, he is associated with “Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences”. He studied Economics and Business at Leibniz-University Hannover and Health Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. While being at RWI, he received his PhD from Ruhr-University Bochum.
His works in empirical health economics cover the intersection of health services research and economics of ageing. He published in peer-reviewed journals, for example about the effects of informal care on the labour market participation of caregivers and the effects of retirement on mental health. He investigates the effects of care intensity on work productivity, mental health and changes in morbidity of elderly over time.
Besides the recurring “Pflegeheim Rating Report”, Ingo Kolodziej contributed to projects about the assessment of demand and supply of long-term care and examines if and how nursing experts can contribute to improvement of health care provision in rural areas.