Endowed Professor

prof.dr. (Owen) O.A. O'Donnell

Erasmus School of Economics

Applied Economics

Erasmus University Rotterdam


Room: H13-29

T:+31 10 4082566,

E: odonnell@ese.eur.nl

Owen O'Donnell is an Associate Professor in the Erasmus School of Economics and the University of Macedonia (Greece). He is a Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and NETSPAR. He obtained his DPhil from the University of York (UK) and has held faculty or visiting positions at the universities of Kent (UK), Lausanne (CH) and Wisconsin-Madison (US). His research is mainly within the field of health economics, covering topics such as inequality in health and health care, the interactions between health, employment and income, and health care financing in low and middle income countries. He is co-organiser of the European Workshops on Econometrics and Health Economics and an Associate Editor of Health Economics.

Applied Economics

  • Rosa Dias, P. & O'Donnell, O.A. (2013). Research on Economic Inequality Volume 21: Health and Inequality. Bingley: Emerald.
  • O'Donnell, O.A., Doorslaer, E.K.A. van, Wagstaff, A. & Lindelow, M. (2007). Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data: A Guide to Techniques and Their Implementation. Washington DC: World Bank 2007.
  • O'Donnell, O.A., Doorslaer, E.K.A. van & Ourti, T.G.M. Van (2015). Health and Inequality. In A.B. Atkinson & F. Bourguignon (Eds.), Handbook of Income Distribution vol. 2B (pp. 1419-1533). Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V..
  • Moschetti, K., Lamiraud, K., O'Donnell, O.A. & Holly, A. (2011). Does Poor Childhood Health Explain Increased Health Care Utilisation and Payments in Middle and Old Age? In A. Börsch-Supan, M. Brandt, K. Hank & M. Schröder (Eds.), The Individual and the Welfare State. Life Histories in Europe. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Doorslaer, E.K.A. van & O'Donnell, O.A. (2010). Measurement and explanation of inequality in health and health care in low-income settings. In M. McGillivray, I. Dutta & D. Lawson (Eds.), Health inequality and development, Studies in Development Economics and Policy (Studies in Development Economics and Policy) (pp. 20-2). Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan.
  • O'Donnell, O.A., Doorslaer, E.K.A. van & Wagstaff, A. (2006). Decomposition of inequalities in health and health care. In A.M. Jones (Ed.), The Elgar Companion to Health Economics (pp. 179-192). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Debebe, Z.Y., O'Donnell, O.A., Mebratie, A.D., Alemu, G. & Bedi, A.S. (2015). Subjective expectations of medical expenditures and insurance in rural Ethiopia. (Preprints, ISS working papers. General series, no 611). The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies.
  • Bago d'Uva, T.M., Erdogan Ciftci, E., O'Donnell, O.A. & Doorslaer, E.K.A. van (2015). Who Can Predict their Own Demise? Heterogeneity in the Accuracy of Longevity Expectations. (Preprints, TI Discussion Paper, no TI 2015-052/V). : Tinbergen Institute.
  • Neelsen, S., Limwattananon, S., O'Donnell, O.A. & Doorslaer, E.K.A. van (2015). Economic Impact of Illness with Health Insurance but without Income Insurance. (Preprints, TI Discussion Paper, no TI 2015-060/V). : Tinbergen Institute.
  • Flores, G & O'Donnell, O.A. (2012). Catastrophic medical expenditure risk. (Preprints). Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper TI 2012-078/3.
  • Doorslaer, E.K.A. van, Kippersluis, J.L.W. van, O'Donnell, O.A. & Ourti, T.G.M. Van (2008). Socioeconomic differences in health over the life cycle: evidence and explanations. (Extern rapport, no 12). Tilburg: Netspar Panel Paper.

Health Economics

Role Associate Editor
Start date 1/2007

University of Lausanne

Additional information Applied Economics, with focus on Health
Start date 3/2016
End date 12/2018

Endowed Professor

University Erasmus University Rotterdam
School Erasmus School of Economics
Department Applied Economics
Country The Netherlands


Visiting address
Postal address
Campus Woudestein Postbus 1738
Burg. Oudlaan 50 3000 DR Rotterdam
3062 PA Rotterdam