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

Research interests: Incentives, Industrial Organization, Health Economics

Associate Chair, Economics Department

Director, Industry Studies Program

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

Fall 2014 Class:

EC781 (PhD health)

Other papers:

“Quality and Competition between Public and Private Firms,” June 2015

“Incentives of Motivated Experts in a Partnership,” June 2015

“Information Acquisition, Referral, and Organization,” December 2014

“Tiered and Value-based Health Care Networks,” February 2014

“Information Disclosure and the Equivalence of Prospective Payment and Cost Reimbursement,” May 2015

“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).


"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