“Health economics for sustainable welfare systems”

5-8 July 2022

Oslo, Norway

Plenary Speakers


François Bourguignon, Paris School of Economics: "About health as a dimension of social inequality"

François Bourguignon is emeritus professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics. He has been the director of the Paris School from 2007 to 2013. Before that he was the chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank in Washington. He spent most of his research career as a professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His work bears mainly upon inequality and corrective policies in developed and developing countries as well as at the global level. He has authored a large number of academic papers and books. He is also active in the international development community, lecturing and advising leading international agencies as well as governments.

Sherry Glied, New York University: "What can Europe Learn from US Health Reform?"

Since 2013, Sherry Glied has been Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1989-2013, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. From July 2010-August 2012, Glied served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services. She served as Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1992-1993, under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. She has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Social Insurance, and served as a member of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.

Mathias Kifmann, University of Hamburg: " The Future Financing of European Welfare States: The Case of Health Care"

Mathias Kifmann is Professor of Economics at the Department of Socioeconomics of the University of Hamburg and member of the Hamburg Center for Health Economics. He studied economics at the University of Munich, the London School of Economics and the University of Konstanz. His teaching and research focuses on health economics and the economics of the welfare state. He uses microeconomics and political-economic models to analyse social health insurance and provider incentives. He is editor of the Journal of Health Economics and belongs to the founding members of the German Health Economics Association.

Lise Rochaix (EuHEA President), Paris School of Economics: "Can we do away with theory in Health Economics?"

Lise Rochaix, Ph.D., is full professor in economics at Panthéon-Sorbonne university and holds the Paris School of Economics research chair, Hospinnomics endowed by the Greater Hospitals of Paris. After completing her PhD at York (UK), she pursued her academic career in France, with a strong involvement in policy-making, including secondments to the Treasury and the Board of Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) where she set up the economic remit. Her research interests focus on the evaluation of public policies, with both equity and efficiency considerations, in an international comparative perspective She was appointed President of EuHEA in July 2018.