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Jun.-Prof. Katharina Blankart

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Jun.-Prof. Katharina Blankart

WST-C.14.13 (WST-B.09.04)
+49 201 18-34403
Prof. Dr. Katharina Blankart, MBR
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Campus Essen
Weststadttürme, Berliner Platz 6-8
45127 Essen


Katharina Blankart is an assistant professor in empirical health economics at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of University of Duisburg-Essen, a full member of  the health economics research center CINCH and head of the junior research group “Empirical Analysis of Health Care Markets (EACH)”. Blankart‘s research covers innovation management, regulatory science and analysis of health care system performance. Her research projects address market access and diffusion of health technologies, valued-based decision-making by health systems and providers, and the impacts of cost-efficiency measures on utilization. She is particularly interested in studying pharmaceutical markets and ambulatory care settings. Her projects use econometric methods that are informed by administrative data, document analyses and surveys. She is the recipient of the 2013 research award of the Society for Health Policy and Law to study health care systems.

Katharina Blankart received her degrees in economics and business research from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). She holds a PhD in business administration with a focus on health economics from (LMU). She was head of the junior research group on pharmacoeconomics at Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE), University of Hamburg between 2012 and 2016. In 2015/2016, she collaborated with Columbia Business School, New York, USA as visiting researcher.

Curriculum Vitae:

Professional experience

since 09/16

Assistant professor in empirical health economics,

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

09/15 – 08/16

Visiting officer of Research,

Columbia Business School, Columbia University in the City of New York (USA)

05/12 – 08/16

Research associate at the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE),

Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Head of the junior research group Pharmacoeconomics


Research fellow, Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany

Member of the working group Translational Health Economics



Completion of dissertation (Dr. oec. publ.) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany


Post gradual studies, Master of Business Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany


Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Honours and Awards:

  • 17th Research Award of the Society for Health Policy and Law 2013, Munich

Fields of Research:

  • Market access and diffusion of innovations
  • Competition and agent behaviour in regulated health care markets
  • Management of technologies and health
  • Quantitative methods


  • Blankart, Katharina E; Lichtenberg, Frank R: Are patients more adherent to newer drugs?. In: Health care management science, Vol 23 (2020), p. 605-618. CitationDetails
  • Blankart, Katharina Elisabeth; Stargardt, Tom: The impact of drug quality ratings from health technology assessments on the adoption of new drugs by physicians in Germany. In: Health Economics, Vol 29 (2020), p. 63-82. CitationDetails
  • Blankart, Katharina E; Arndt, Friederike: Physician-level cost control measures and regional variation of biosimilar utilization in Germany. In: International journal of environmental research and public health, Vol 17 (2020), p. 4113. CitationDetails
  • Winter, Vera; Kjærgaard Thomsen, Mette; Schreyögg, Jonas; Blankart, Katharina; Duminy, Lize; Schoenenberger, Lukas; Ansah, John P; Matchar, David; Blankart, Carl Rudolf Berchtold; Oppel, Eva; Others: Improving Service Provision--The Health Care Services' Perspective. In: Journal of service management research, Vol 3 (2019), p. 163-183. CitationDetails
  • Guhl, Dennis; Blankart, Katharina E; Stargardt, Tom: Service quality and perceived customer value in community pharmacies. In: Health services management research, Vol 32 (2019), p. 36-48. CitationDetails
  • Fischer, Katharina Elisabeth; Koch, Taika; Kostev, Karel; Stargardt, Tom: The impact of physician-level drug budgets on prescribing behavior. In: The European journal of health economics, Vol 19 (2018), p. 213-222. CitationDetails
  • Fischer, Katharina Elisabeth; Heisser, Thomas; Stargardt, Tom: Health benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals: An international comparison of decisions from Germany, England, Scotland and Australia. In: Health Policy, Vol 120 (2016), p. 1115-1122. CitationDetails
  • Hostenkamp, Gisela; Fischer, Katharina Elisabeth; Borch-Johnsen, Knut: Drug safety and the impact of drug warnings: An interrupted time series analysis of diabetes drug prescriptions in Germany and Denmark. In: Health Policy, Vol 120 (2016), p. 1404-1411. CitationDetails
  • Fischer, Katharina E; Stollenwerk, Björn; Rogowski, Wolf H: Link between process and appraisal in coverage decisions: an analysis with structural equation modeling. In: Medical Decision Making, Vol 33 (2013), p. 1009-1025. CitationDetails


  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
  • Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS)
  • German Health Economics Association (dggoe)
  • International Health Economics Association (iHEA)

Other Duties:

Reviewer activities

Peer-reviewed journals

  • Health Economics
  • PharmacoEconomics
  • Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
  • European Journal of Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
  • BMC Health Services Research
  • Applied Economics Quarterly
  • B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
  • BMJ Open
  • ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research
  • Drug Discovery Today
  • Expert Reviews on Orphan Drugs
  • Health Research Policy and System
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik


  • World Congress on Health Economics, International Health Economics Association, 2014
  • Annual meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research, 2016
  • Academy of Management, 2017, 2018

Voluntary commitments

  • Young Lion Health Parliament, first period, organization committee 2012-2014