Graduate from the
Business Administration 1971.
PhD in health economics,
Norwegian Institute of Public Health,
Phone: (47) 21 07 81 78
Fax: (47) 21 07 81 01
Home: Folke Bernadottes vei 13b, 0862 Oslo.
Phone: (int) + 47 22 23 08 18, mobile (int) + 47 957 53 201.
Married to Cathrine. Four children: Nora, 1981; Even, 1983; Hedda, 2001; Halvor, 2003.
1972-74: Civil servant, Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
The social effects of advertising.
75: Research Fellow, Centre de Recherche sur le
economics. Monograph in Norwegian.
76-78: Civil servant (Head of department), Ministry
of Labour. Workers' protection.
79: Research Fellow,
for a durable consumer good. Monograph in Norwegian.
80: Self employed. Novel about the Norwegian Civil
Service (Oslo, Grøndal forlag, 1983).
80: Research Fellow,
consumer satisfaction with transportation
81-84: Research Fellow, Norwegian Computing Centre.
Empirical study of effects of computer tech-
nology on employment. Monograph in Norwegian.
85-89: Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of Public
Health (NIPH), Department of Health Services Research.
90-93: Senior Researcher, same place.
94: Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for
Health Program Evaluation,
Senior Researcher, NIPH,
1997: Visiting scholar at
97 -: Senior Researcher, NIPH,
2009: Part time professor of health economics at the
Main research areas and publications
1975-1980: Consumer research and economic welfare theory. Two monographs (100 pages each) and a Norwegian journal article, followed up by a book (‘All this talk about productivity’) published by Universitetsforlaget in 1985.
1981-1984: Labour and employment economics. Two monographs (50 and 130 pages) and 3 Norwegian journal articles.
1985-1989: Social and geographical differences in health and health care. Six articles (incl one international) and a monograph.
1987-1992: Economics of waiting lists. Six articles (incl two international ones) and a monograph (100 pages).
1988-2011: Values in health care and methods and procedures for economic evaluation and priority setting. Ca. 60 articles in international, peer-reviewed journals and books (40 of these as first author) plus 6 articles in Norwegian journals, 4 monographs and 5 other publications.
Text book on "Cost-value analysis in health
1985-2005: Miscellaneous health services research. Ten Norwegian and 5 international original articles.
2004: Book about the process leading
up to the ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants in
Engaged by the OECD in 1997 to do a review of health status indices as outcome measures in international health care statistics.
as a temporary advisor to the WHO in
Member of the executive committee of the Norwegian National Council for Priority Setting in Health Care 2000-2002.
Member of international expert panel
(leader: Jaime Caro) which wrote a report (first draft published in January
2008) for IQWIG in
Member of ISPOR consensus panel on methods for estimating Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) in economic evaluation of health interventions.
2008-2009: Occasional advisor to
NICE in the
Advisor to the Norwegian Directorate for Health and the Norwegian Drug Administration in the development of guidelines for economic evaluation of health interventions.