Carl Hampus Lyttkens

Professor, Docent, Docent, PhD, Docent

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics
  • Economic History
  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy


  • Health economics, institutional economics, ancient Athens, income differences and health


Research in health economcs: indiviudal health-related behaviour, clinical decision making,  determinants of health, equity in health and health care, etc. Research in institutional economics: using ancient Greece as a laboratory, I have studied institutional change (development of democracy and taxation etc.). This improves our understanding of ancient Greek society and provide lessons for the modern world. Work in several related areas include: occupational hazards,  environmenal issues, social insurance, etc. Currently, I am working on some specific feaures of the Athenian direct democary, and will next explore public finance in ancient Greece and the emergence of chattel slavery.


In recent years, I have been responsible for courses in Advanced Health Economics and Intermediate Healh Econmics. These are part of the regular course program at the Department. I have also given courses for the PhD students (exclusively), in New Institutional Economics and on the Method in Economics.

At present I am engaged in the supervision of Bachelor, Masters and PhD theses.


I have written a number of articles where health-economic views and perspectives on health, health care and welfare are presented for a general audience. I have also been on several panels for discussions of equity and fairness in health and health care. For a number of years I was a member of the committee of the Medical Research Council for the Evaluaiton of Health Care Technologies and I acted as economic expert for the Swedish Government Commission on Public Health.


Recent research outputs

Carl Hampus Lyttkens & Henrik Gerding, 2018 Jul, Ancient History and Contemporary Social Science. Canevaro, M., Erskine, A., Grey, B. & Ober, J. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 269-292 (Edinburgh Leventis Studies; vol. 9)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Christiansen, T., Lauridsen, J. T., Kifmann, M., Carl Hampus Lyttkens, Ólafsdóttir, T. & Valtonen, H., 2018 Jun, In : Nordic Journal of Health Economics. Special Issue, 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carl Hampus Lyttkens, Ulf-Göran Gerdtham & Tinghög, G., 2018, 13 p.(Working Papers; no. 2018:40)

Research output: Working paper

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