Prof. Martin Karlsson, Ph.D.
Martin Karlsson is Professor of Economics of the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2012. Before taking up his current position at the Chair of Health Economics in Essen, Martin has been working at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (2009-2012), at the University of Oslo (2009-2016) at the University of Oxford (2006-2009) and at Cass Business School in London (2005-2006). Martin received his doctoral degree from the European University Institute in 2007. Beside his work at the Chair of Health Economics, Martin is a Research Fellow of IZA, a Guest Professor at Lund University and Director of CINCH, a national centre for research on health economics. Martin regularly organises international academic conferences on different current topics within health economics, and he participates in various international research collaborations.
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Fields of Research
Martin’s research agenda spans a wide range of topics within health economics. His previous work has been devoted to economic aspects of long-term care, to the effect of sick pay on worker absenteeism, and to the relationship between economic inequality and health. In addition, his current work focuses on the analysis of information asymmetries in markets for private health insurance; ageing and long-term care; and the impact of early-life health interventions on later-life health and socioeconomic outcomes. Martin has published in leading journals such as the the Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Health Economics, The Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.
- Matrin Karlsson with Martin Fischer, Therese Nilsson; Nina Schwarz: The Long-Term Effects of Long Terms – Compulsory Schooling Reforms in Sweden. In:Conditionally accepted, Journal of the European Economic Association (2019).
- Martin Karlsson with Norman Bannenberg; Hendrik Schmitz: The Economics of Long-Term Care. In: Oxford Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance (forthcoming) (2019).
- Martin Karlsson; Nicolas Ziebarth: Population health effects and health-related costs of extreme temperatures: Comprehensive evidence for Germany. In: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2018).
- Martin Karlsson with 27 co-authors from various countries: End-Of-Life Medical Spending in Last Twelve Months is Lower than Previously Reported. In: Health Affairs (2017).
- Martin Karlsson with Juan Pablo Atal, Hanming Fang; Nicolas Ziebarth: Exit, Voice or Loyalty? An Investigation into Mandated Portability of Front-Loaded Private Health Plans. In: Forthcoming article in Journal of Risk and Insurance (2017).
- "Infant Health and Longevity. Evidence from a Historical Trial in Sweden." With Bhalotra, S.R. and T. Nilsson (2017). Forthcoming in Journal of the European Economic Association.
- "Careful in the Crisis? Determinants of Older People’s Informal Care Receipt in Crisis-Struck European Countries." With Costa-i-Font, J. and Ø. Henning. Health Economics (2016), 25(S2), 25-42.
- "Skewed, Persistent and High before Death: Medical Spending in Germany." With Tobias Klein and Nicolas Ziebarth. Fiscal Studies (2016), Vol. 37, pp. 527-559.
- "Growth in Earnings and Health: Nothing is as Practical as a Good Theory." With Daniel Avdic, Review of Income and Wealth (2016), DOI:10.1111/roiw.12243.
- “Demographic Consequences of HIV”. With Stefan Pichler, Journal of Population Economics (2015), 28(4), pp. 1097-1135.
- “The Impact of the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic on Economic Performance in Sweden”. With Therese Nilsson and Stefan Pichler, Journal of Health Economics Vol. 36, 2014, pp. 1-19.
- “The Effects of Expanding the Generosity of the Statutory Sickness Insurance System” With Nicolas Ziebarth. Forthcoming, Journal of Applied Econometrics (2014), 29(2), pp. 208-30.
- “Testing the red herring hypothesis on an aggregated level: ageing, time-to-death and care costs for older people in Sweden.”. With Florian Klohn. The European Journal of Health Economics 07/2013.
- “The Impact of Financial Incentives on the Composition of Long-term Care in Norway”. With Henning Øien and Tor Iversen. Appl. Econ. Perspect. Pol. (2012), 34(2), pp. 258-274.
- “Scandinavian Long-Term Care Financing”. With Henning Øien and Tor Iversen, in Costa-Font and Courbage (eds, 2011), Financing Long-Term Care in Europe. Institutions, Markets and Models. Palgrave Macmillan.
- “Ageing, Health and Disability: An Economic Perspective”. With Florian Klohn, in Kunisch et al (eds, 2011), From Grey to Silver. Managing the Demographic Change Successfully. Springer.
- “A Natural Experiment on Sick Pay Cuts, Sickness Absence, and Labor Costs.” With Nicolas Ziebarth. Journal of Public Economics (2010), 94 (11-12), pp. 1108-22.
- “The Role of Private Finance in Paying for Long Term Care.” With Les Mayhew and Ben Rickayzen. The Economic Journal (2010), 120 (548) F478-F504.
- “Income Inequality and Health: Importance of a Cross-Country Perspective.” With Therese Nilsson, Carl Hampus Lyttkens and George Leeson. Social Science and Medicine 70 (2010), pp. 875-885.
- “Government size and growth: accounting for economic freedom and globalization.” With Andreas Bergh. Public Choice (2009), Volume: 142, Issue: 1-2, Pages: 195-213.
- “Time Deductibles as Screening Devices: Competitive Markets.” With Jaap Spreeuw. The Journal of Risk and Insurance (2009), Vol. 76, Issue 2, pp. 261-278.
- “Individualised life tables: investigating dynamics of health, work and cohabitation in the UK.” With Les Mayhew and Ben Rickayzen. The Journal of Population Ageing (2009), Vol. 1, pp. 153-91.
- “In Sickness and in Health? Dynamics of Health, Cohabitation in United Kingdom.” With Les Mayhew and Ben Rickayzen, in Sandra Dawson and Zoë Slote Morris (2008, ed.), Future Public Health: Burdens, Challenges and Opportunities, Cambridge: Palgrave Macmillan
- “Quality Incentives for General Practitioners in a Regulated Market”. Journal of Health Economics (2007), 26, pp. 699-720.
- “Long term care financing in 4 OECD countries: fiscal burden and distributive effects.” With Les Mayhew and Ben Rickayzen. Health Policy (2007) 80, pp. 107-34.
- “Future costs for long-term care: Cost projections for long-term care for older people in the United Kingdom.” With Les Mayhew, Ben Rickayzen and Robert Plumb. Health Policy (2006) 75 (2) 187-213