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Ph.D., London School of Economics (1988)
Professor of Economics

Research interests: Incentives, Industrial Organization, Health Economics

CV: Curriculum Vitae (with presentation information)

Published Papers in PDF files: papers

The famous hawks at the Economics Department (some years ago)

A number-slot game

Other papers:

“Uterus at a Price: Disability Insurance and Hysterectomy,” September 2018

“Incentives in Health Care Payment Systems,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, forthcoming (with Henry Mak)

“Product Differentiation with Multiple Qualities,” International Journal of Industrial Organization, forthcoming (with Francesca Barigozzi)

“Incentives of Motivated Experts in a Partnership,” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018 (with Ting Liu and Henry Mak)

“Quality and Competition between Public and Private Firms," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Vol 140, 336-353, 2017 (with Liisa Laine)

“Information Acquisition, Referral, and Organization,” Rand Journal of Economics Vol 47, 935-960, 2016 (with Simona Grassi)

“Information Disclosure and the Equivalence of Prospective Payment and Cost Reimbursement,” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Vol 117, 439-452, 2015 (with Henry Mak)

“Competition, Gatekeeping, and Health Care Access,” Journal of Health Economics Vol 39, 159-170, 2015 (with Geir Godager and Tor Iversen)

“Public Report, Price, and Quality,” Journal of Economics & Management Strategy Vol 23, 443-464, 2014 (with Henry Mak)

“Health Insurance, Treatment Plan, and Delegation to Altruistic Physician,” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Vol 85, 79-96, 2013 (with Ting Liu)  

"Immigrants' Acculturation and Changes in Body Mass Index," Economics and Human Biology Vol 11, Isssue 1, 1-7, 2013 (with Tor Iversen and Haakon Meyer)

"Experience Benefits and Firm Organization," BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy Vol 12, Issue 1, 2012 (Contribution) (with Ingela Alger and Regis Renault)

"Public Sector Rationing and Private Sector Selection," Journal of Public Economic Theory Vol. 14, 1-34, 2012 (with Simona Grassi)

"Optimal Public Rationing and Price Response," Journal of Health Economics Vol. 30, 1197-1206, 2011 (with Simona Grassi)

"Market Conditions and General Practitioners' Referrals," International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, Vol. 11, 245-265, 2011 (with Tor Iversen)

“Optimal Health Care Contracts under Physician Agency,” Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, Number 101/102, January/June, 229-256, 2011 (with Philippe Chone)

“Health Insurance, Cost Expectations, and Adverse Job Turnovers,” Health Economics, Vol. 20, 27-44, 2011 (with Randall P. Ellis)

“Subsidy Design: Wealth versus Benefit,” Journal of Economics, Vol. 101, 49-72, 2010 (with Simona Grassi)

“Progress and Compliance in Alcohol Abuse Treatment,” Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 29, 213-225, 2010 (with Hsien-ming Lien, Mingshan Lu, and Thomas G. McGuire).

Lectures and an "interview":

"Dialogs around model and uncertainty" an interview
An edited interview to be published...

"Health Economics in the Small, Medium and Large"
A lecture at the 9th European Health Economics Workshop in Bergen, May 2008

"Beautiful Mind"
A lecture to graduate students of the joint Economics Ph.D. program of the Department of Economics,
University of Bergen, and the Norwegian School of Economics, August 2007