Jun.-Prof. Dr. Katharina Blankart, MBR

Katharina Blankart (née Fischer) is an assistant professor in empirical health economics at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of University of Duisburg-Essen. Blankart‘s research focuses on market access of health technologies, innovation and the effects of regulated health care markets on agent behaviour. She is particularly interested in studying pharmaceutical markets. 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.


Journal Articles (selected)


Working papers 

  • Lauenroth VD, Blankart KE, Stargardt T. Stakeholder Participation in Regulatory Decision-Making. ACAD MANAGEMENT PROC. July 1, 2018; 2018 (1): 11748.
  • Blankart KE, Lichtenberg F. Are patients more adherent to newer drugs?
  • Blankart KE, Vandoros S. Mind the gap! Explaining changes in multisource drug utilization over time - a decomposition Approach.
  • Birkner B, Blankart K. The impact of biosimilar prescription targets on physicians’ prescribing behavior in Germany.
  • Arndt F, Avdic D, Blankart K: Spillover effects from preferred drug quotas across health insurance systems in Germany 
  • Blankart KE, Frey S, Lichtenberg DFR. The impact of innovation on adherence in disease-modifying therapy of multiple sclerosis in Germany. 


Selected work in progress

  • Drug Shortages and their Consequences on Quality and Cost of Treatment (with Stefan Felder, University of Basel)
  • Advancing machine-learning methods to benchmark health care expenditure profiles and technology adoption to inform health care policy and practice (with Monash University, Australia)
  • Determinants of innovative capacity and standardization in specialized cancer care