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Arthur E. Attema is an Associate Professor at the Health Economics department of ESHPM. His main research interests include behavioral and experimental health economics, utility theory and measurement, and intertemporal choice. Arthur obtained an MSc degree in Economics at the University of Amsterdam (cum laude) and an MSc degree in Health Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He holds a PhD degree from the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam, for his dissertation on intertemporal preferences with applications to health economics, under supervision of Prof. Han Bleichrodt and Prof. Peter P. Wakker. Arthur is associate editor for Journal of Health Economics, member of the Behavioral Economics Group, and management board member of the Behavioral Experiments in Health Network (BEHnet). Arthur has won the NVTAG MTA award 2012/2013 for innovative research in MTA methodology and an EUR Fellowship in 2016. In 2015, 2017, and 2021, he was listed in ESB's Top 40 of economists located in the Netherlands, based on quality-weighted publications.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Studies on intertemporal preferences with applications to health economics, Erasmus School of Economics

Award Date: 25 Jan 2008


  • HB Economic Theory


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