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.
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
Information, Markets and Strategies
Advanced Microeconomics I
Regulation and Competition Policy
Topics in Advanced Industrial Economics