Julie Riise

Academic Address 
P.B. 7800 • N-5020 Bergen • Norway 
Phone +47 55589291 • E-mail julie.riise@uib.no 

Personal Information 
Nationality: Norwegian 
Children: Jonatan (b. 2002) and Sofie (b. 2004) 
Current Academic position
Associate Professor at Department of Economics, University of Bergen

Fields of interest 
Health economics, family economics, labour economics, development economics, discrete choice experiments (DCEs), human resources for health. 

Publications:
 
Work in progress:
  • "School Health Programs: Education, Health, and Welfare Dependency of Young Adults". With Signe Aase Abrahamsen and Rita Ginja.
  • "The impact of paid maternity leave on maternal health". With Aline Bütikofer and Meghan Skira.
  • "Economic consequences of air pollution in a low pollution setting". With Tor Helge Holmås and Anne-Lise Breivik.
  • "Effects of Universal Child Care on Long-Run Health". With Anne-Lise Breivik and Emilia Del Bono.
  • "Long-Term Effects of Early Preschool on Schooling and Health Outcomes" With Linda Margareta Østergren. 
  • "Impact of increases in public sector health care spending on health outcomes". With Julie Cullen and Signe Aase Abrahamsen. 
 
Education 
2010 – PhD in Economics, University of Bergen 
2005 - Master’s degree in Economics (Cand. Oecon), Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration 
2001 - Bachelor’s degree, specialisation in Economics (Siviløkonom), Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration 

Academic experience 
2011 – 2015 Post-doctoral fellow (Assistant Professor) at Department of Economics, University of Bergen
2010 – 2011 Researcher II at UNI Rokkan Centre  
2005 – 2006 Researcher at the Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration 
2001 – 2005 Research assistant at the Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration 

Presentations & Guest lectures
  • 2017: European Society of Population Economics (ESPE), Glasgow; "Child Development: The Roles of the Family and Public Polices"- workshop in Vejle, Denmark; European Association of Labour Economics (EALE), St. Gallen
  • 2015:  Population Association of America,  annual meeting 2015, San Diego; The National Health Economics Conference, Solstrand 2015
  • 2014:  International Health Economics Association (iHEA) annual meeting, Dublin; Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) annual  meeting 2014, Washington DC; “Family Policy – Institutions, Outcomes & Challenges”,  EoN Ruhrgas Workshop, Dresden; Seminar about research on eldercare for local politicians in Bergen; Guest lecture , masters course in health services and administration 
  • 2013: Workshop on ageing and the welfare state, Barcelona; European Association of Labour Economics (EALE), Torino; European Economic Association (EEA), Gothenburg; The National Health Economics Conference, Solstrand; Guest lecture, master’s course in HIV and public health, Centre for International Health, Bergen; The 35th Annual meeting of the Norwegian Association of Economists, Stavanger
  • 2012: Department of Economics UoB Seminar Series, Bergen; European Conference of Health Economics (ECHE), Zürich; Folkehelsedagen (National day of population health), Bergen; Guest lecture at master’s course in Global Health, Centre for International Health, Bergen
  • 2011: Nordic Health Economics Study Group Meeting, Odense Denmark; The National Health Economics Conference, Solstrand; Workshop with the “Organisation, Services and Health Economics” research group at Uni Rokkansenteret, Bergen; Conference on Human Resources for Health (HRH): Challenges and opportunities in the Tanzanian context. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; HEB/HERO workshop, Geilo; Guest lecture at master’s course in Global Health, Centre for International Health, Bergen; Guest lecture at master’s course in HIV and public health, Centre for International Health, Bergen
 
Teaching:
  • Microeconomics, undergraduate level, Department of Economics, University of Bergen, spring 2016, 2017
  • Health economics, undergraduate level, Department of Economics, University of Bergen, fall semesters 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Lecturer in health economics, undergraduate level, Department of Economics, University of Bergen, fall semester 2010 
  • Coordination responsibility for all Bachelor’s theses at the Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Aug. 2008 – March 2010 
  • Assistant lecturer in Development Economics, master’s level, 2006 
 
Other academic experience:
  • Programme contact person for graduate students at the Department of Economics, UoB, 2017-
  • Elected representative at the Board of Dept. of Economics, 2017/2021 
  • Representative for the Dept. of Economics, UoB, in EUROMA, an international project for benchmarking in the graudate studies of Economics. 
  • Contact person for graduate students at the Department of Economics, UoB, spring  and fall semester 2015
  • Elected representative at the Board of Faculty 2008/2009, 2013/2014, 2014/2015
  • Local arranger (with Kjell Erik Lommerud) of the 37th Annual Meeting of Norwegian Economists (an academic conference with around 100 participants), Bergen 5-6 January 2015
  • Consultant for the World Bank on issues related to geographical imbalance in the distribution of health workers in 2010 and 2011
  • Responsible for developing and going through with the “inequality bar” and the “inequality stand”, a pedagogical introduction to inequality patterns and issues across the world for kids in school age. This was one of the main contributions of the Faculty of Social Science to the National Research days 2012


Supervision:

  • PhD students: Main supervisor for Linda Margareta Østergren (started Aug. 2017), Co-supervisor for Anne-Lise Breivik (started Jan. 2016) and Ana Beatriz Mateus DavóLuis (started Aug. 2016) , 
  • Graduate level: Supervising master students within the field of empirical health economics.
  • Undergraduate level: Supervisor of 20 Bachelor’s theses, 2006-2009 

 

 Reviewer assignments: 

  • Demography; Empirical Economics; Global Public Health; Health Economics; Health Policy and Planning; Human Resources for Health; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Health Economics; Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Public EconomicsLabor Economics; Social Science and Medicine; Tidskrift for velferdsforskning. 


Publications in Norwegain:
 
  •  “Fastlegenes dilemma: Pasientvelferd eller kostnadshensyn?”. With Benedicte Carlsen, Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift, 2013, 30(04), p349-358
 
Working papers & reports 
 
  • “How to conduct a Discrete Choice Experiment for Health Workforce Recruitment and Retention in Remote and Rural Areas: A User Guide”, with Mandy Ryan, Peter Rockers and Carmen Dolea (WHO/USAID/World Bank) http://who.int/hrh/resources/dceguide/en/index.html
  • “What affects the career choices of health workers? Four essays on preferences, incentives and career choices in a low-income context”. PhD thesis, University of Bergen, September 2010. 


Field Work: 

  • Tanzania, June – December 2007. Collection of data for the PhD project on geographical imbalances of the health work force in Tanzania. The data consist of: in-depth interviews, a survey on motivational issues, an extensive discrete choice experiment and three types of economic lab experiments.