Owen O'Donnell is Professor of Applied Economics in the Erasmus School of Economics. He is affiliated with the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, and is a Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and a Senior Rsearcher at the University of Lausanne. His field of interest is health economics, particularly health inequality, health and labour, health insurance and prevention. He has published in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Demography, 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).