Ulf Gerdtham

ProfessorFormer name: Ulf-G GerdthamFormer name: Ulf-Göran Gerdtham

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

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



I received my Ph.D. in Health Economics from Linköping University and became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Stockholm School of Economics in 1991, where I was appointed Associate Professor in 1994. In 2001, I became a Professor in Health Economics at the Department of Community Medicine at Lund University (now the Department of Clinical Sciences). In 2006, I initiated the Health Economics Program (HEP) at Lund University, which is currently supported by a program grant from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS). Between 2007 and 2008, I was employed as a Professor at the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) at the University of Aberdeen. In 2009, I returned to Lund University, where I currently hold a joint professorship at the Departments of Economics and Medicine. I am also the research leader of the Health Economics & Management program and head of the Division of Health Economics at the Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University.

My research agenda focuses on exploring the relationship between economic factors and individuals' health-related behavior. I’m particularly interested in measuring and explaining the sources of income-related inequality in health. I’m also interested in the consequences of risky behavior and chronic diseases. My other research focus on the economic evaluations of health interventions, health system effects on health care costs and productivity. I published in journals such as: Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Health Economics, Economics and Human Biology, Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Human Resources and American Journal of Public Health.

Recent research outputs

van den Berg, G. J., Ulf G. Gerdtham, von Hinke, . S., Lindeboom, M., Lissdaniels, J., Jan Sundquist & Kristina Sundquist 2017 Dec 1 In : Journal of Health Economics. 56, p. 61-70 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sofie Persson, Dahlquist, G., U. G. Gerdtham, Katarina Steen Carlsson & Swedish Childhood Diabetes Study Group 2017 Nov 23 In : Diabetologia. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

S. Olofsson, U. G. Gerdtham, Hultkrantz, L. & Persson, U. 2017 Aug 12 In : European Journal of Health Economics. 14 p.

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