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Owen O'Donnell is Professor of Applied Economics in the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management. He is a Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute. His research is in the field of health economics, with particular attention to health inequality, health & labour, health insurance & financial protection and health behaviour & prevention. He applies economics to challenges facing health systems in low- middle- and high-income countries. He has published in the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Development Economics, Demography, Lancet and PLOS Medicine, among others. He is an Editor of the Journal of Health Economics. He obtained his DPhil from the University of York (UK) and has taught at the universities of Macedonia (GR), Lausanne (CH), Kent (UK) and Wisconsin-Madison (US). 

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
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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