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Dr. Oddvar KAARBOE Professor in Health Economics; Head, Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo


 Oddvar Kaarboe is a Professor in Health Economics at the University of Oslo where he has been a faculty member since 2014. He is the chair of the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Programme Director of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master of Health Economics and Management, and Research Director of the Norwegian Centre of Health Service Research (NORCHE). Oddvar completed his PhD at the University of Bergen in 2000 within the field of Game Theory. His research interest lies in the use of economic incentives ranging from theory to design to evaluation of reforms and incentive schemes in the health care sector and its organizations. Currently he is heading the official governmental evaluation of the "Extended Free Choice of Providers Reform" in the Norwegian hospital sector. Oddvar lives with his wife, a professor of management accounting. Together they have three (grown-up) children. He is a passionate cyclist, competing in national and international master events. He has represented Norway in four UCI Master Would Championships.