Erik Nord


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Born in Amsterdam, June 17 1948. Nationality: Norwegian. Parents: Per and Guri Nord. Siblings: Lasse b 1946 and Karin b 1954.


Academic training:


Graduate from the Norwegian School of Economics and

Business Administration 1971.


PhD in health economics, Institute of Political Science,

University of Oslo, 1992.


Latest occupation:

Senior researcher,Norwegian Institute of Public Health,and

Part time professor in health economics, University of Oslo, Department of Pharmacy.


Retired since June 2018.


Home: Folke Bernadottes vei 13b, 0862 Oslo.

Phone: + 47 957 53 201.



Married to Cathrine Meland. Four children: Nora, 1981 and Even, 1983 (by ex-wife Else-Berit Rydningen), and 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

         Bien-Etre, Paris. A critique of welfare

         economics. Monograph in Norwegian.

  76-78: Civil servant (Head of department), Ministry

         of Labour. Workers' protection.

     79: Research Fellow, Institute of Market Research,

         Oslo. Empirical study of supply induced demand

         for a durable consumer good. Monograph in Norwegian.

     80: Self employed. Novel about the Norwegian Civil

         Service (Oslo, Grøndal forlag, 1983).

     80: Research Fellow, Institute of Social Research,

         Oslo. Data analysis on a national survey of

         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.

  Oct 93

  - April

  94:    Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for

              Health Program Evaluation, Monash University,


  94 -:  Senior Researcher, NIPH, Oslo.        

  Nov 96

  - Feb

  1997:  Visiting scholar at Stanford University and

         RAND, California.


  97 -:  Senior Researcher, NIPH, Oslo, since 2003 in the Department of Mental Health.

  2005 – Part time professor in health economics at the University of Oslo, Department of Pharmacy



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).


1988-2005: Values in health care and methods and procedures for economic evaluation and priority setting. Ca. 55 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 care", Cambridge University Press, 1999.


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 Norway. Griegbok 2004. 120 pages.



Special assignments


Engaged by the OECD in 1997 to do a review of health status indices as outcome measures in international health care statistics.


Engaged as a temporary advisor to the WHO in 1999-2000 in the development of a procedure for establishing disability weights for estimating Global Burden of Disease in terms of DALYs.


Member of the executive committee of the Norwegian National Council for Priority Setting in Health Care 2000-2002.