Martin Karlsson is Professor of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2012 and Director of CINCH, its centre for research on health economics. Before taking up his current position in Essen, Martin has held positions at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (2009-12), at the University of Oxford (2006-09) and at Cass Business School in London (2005-06). Martin received his doctoral degree from the European University Institute in 2007.
Martin’s research agenda spans a wide range of topics within health economics. His previous work has been devoted to economic aspects of long-term care, to the effect of sick pay on worker absenteeism, and to the relationship between economic inequality and health. His current work focuses on the analysis of markets for private health insurance; ageing and long-term care; and the impact of early-life health interventions on later-life health and socioeconomic outcomes. Martin has published in journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, The Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.
Martin joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2016.