Eddy van Doorslaer Prof., PhD (ESHPM/ESE)
I am Professor of Health Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, at Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management since 1997, and at the School of Economics since 2006. I was originally trained as an econometrician at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and as a health economist at the University of York (UK). For 8 years, I worked at the University of Maastricht (1983-1990) in the Dept of Health Economics before moving to Rotterdam in 1990. Most of my research is on the quantitative measurement of health equity with applications focused on international comparisons in Europe (pre-2002), Asia (post-2002) and Africa (post-2010). We have a lot of experience with directing large-scale projects for international organisations like the WHO, the World Bank, the US National Institute of Health and the EU. I coordinated 6 EU Framework program funded projects, two of which to the Asian-Pacific region. Equity in the finance and delivery in the Asian-Pacific region (EQUITAP) led to a large number of multi-authored publications in medical and economics journals involving teams of health economists from many Asian and two European countries (EUR-NL and LSE-UK). More recently, the HEFPA Project (Health Equity and Financial Protection in Asia, (www.hefpa.nl) evaluated effects of health insurance reforms in six Asian countries. I have published 3 books and more than 125 scientific articles in Health Economics). Of late, I have been engaged with research programs pertaining to the effectiveness of Universal Health Coverage strategies.