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Odd Rune Straume

Ph.D in Economics University of Bergen


Member of the Department of Economics and the research centre NIPE at the University of Minho. Director of NIPE from 2013 to 2019. Research Fellow at CESifo (Munich) since 2009. Associate Editor of Journal of Health Economics since 2019 and of Bulletin of Economic Research in the period 2016-2021. Co-Editor of Portuguese Economic Journal in the period 2008-2016.



Areas of interest

Industrial organization
Labour markets
Competition and regulation in health care markets.


Brekke, K R , Holmås, T H , Monstad, K , & Straume, O R (2017)

Do treatment decisions depend on physicians' financial incentives?

Journal of Public Economics, 155, 74–92 DOI
Brekke, K R , Holmås, T H , & Straume, O R (2015)

Price regulation and parallel imports of pharmaceuticals

Journal of Public Economics, 129, 92–105 DOI
Brekke, K R , Holmås, T H , & Straume, O R (2011)

Reference pricing, competition, and pharmaceutical expenditures: Theory and evidence from a natural experiment

Journal of Public Economics, 95(7-8), 624–638 DOI
Brekke, K R , Siciliani, L , & Straume, O R (2008)

Competition and waiting times in hospital markets

Journal of Public Economics, 92(7), 1607–1628 DOI
Lommerud, K E , Straume, O R , & Sørgard, L (2006)

National versus international mergers in unionized oligopoly

RAND Journal of Economics, 37(1), 212–233 DOI


Competition Issues in the Age of Big Data

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2016-05-01 - 2019-10-30

Private versus public ownership: implications for the labour market

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2010-04-01 - 2012-09-30


Economia Industrial Licenciatura
Informação, Mercados e Estratégias Mestrado
Microeconomia Avançada II Doutoramento
Regulação e Política da Concorrência Mestrado