Publications in peer-reviewed journals

For all publications, see my CV.


Carl Bonander and Mikael Svensson, (2021), "Using Causal Forests to Asses Heterogeneity in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis", Health Economics, in press.

Mårten Alkmark, Ulla-Britt Wennerholm, Sissel Saltvedt, Christina Bergh, Ylva Carlsson, Helen Elden, Helena Fadl, Maria Jonsson, Lars Ladfords, Verena Sengpiel, Jan Wesström, Henrik Hagberg and Mikael Svensson, (2021), ”Induction of labour at 41 weeks of gestation versus expectant management and induction of labour at 42 weeks of gestation: a cost-effectiveness analysis”, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in press.

Helen Andersson, Mikael Svensson and Håkan Bergh, (2021), "The cost-effectiveness of a two-step blood pressure screening programme in a dental health-care setting", PLOS One, in press.

Hedi Kriit, Bertil Forsberg, Stefan Åström, Johan Sommar, Mikael Svensson and Christer Johansson, (2021), "A health economic assessment of air pollution effects under climate neutral vehicle fleet scenarios in Stockholm, Sweden", Journal of Transport & Health, in press.

Frida Labori, Carl Bonander, Josefine Persson and Mikael Svensson, (2021), "Clinical follow-up of left atrial appendage occlusion in patients with atrial fibrillation ineligible of oral anticoagulation treatment – a systematic review and meta-analysis”, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, in press.

Javkhlanbayar Dorjdagva, Enkhjargal Batbaatar, Mikael Svensson, Bayarsaikhan Dorjsuren, Munkhsaikhan Togtmol, Jussi Kauhanen, (2021), “Does social health insurance prevent financial hardship in Mongolia? Inpatient care: A case in point”, PLOS One, 16(3): e0248518.


Ellen Wolff, Sofie Larsson, Mikael Svensson, (2020), "Willingness to pay for health improvements using stated preferences: prevention vs treatment", Value in Health, 23: 1384-1390.

Angelica Perlander, Lennart Jivegård, Joakim Nordanstig, Mikael Svensson, Klas Österberg, (2020), "Amputation-free survival, limb symptom alleviation, and reintervention rates after open and end-vascular revascularization of femoropopliteal lesions in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia", Journal of Vascular Surgery, in press.

Niklas Nilsson, Mikael Svensson, Katarina Nilsson Helander, Eric Hamrin Senorski, Anna Holm, Jón Karlsson, Olof Westin, (2020), "The Economic Cost and Patient-Reported Outcome of Chronic Achilles Tendon Ruptures", Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics, 7: 60.

Henrik Djerf, Johan Millinger, Mårten Falkenberg, Lennart Jivegård, Mikael Svensson, Joakim Nordanstig, (2020), “Absence of Long-Term Benefit of Revascularization in Patients With Intermittent Claudication”, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, 13: e008450.

Karin Zachrisson, Ferid Krupic, Mikael Svensson, Ann Wigelius, Andreas Jonsson, Angeliki Dimopoulou, Anna Stenborg, Gert Jensen, Hans Herlitz, Anders Gottsäter, Mårten Falkenberg, (2020), ”Results of renal artery revascularization in the post-ASTRAL era with 4 years mean follow-up”, Blood Pressure, 1-6.

Steinn Steingrimsson, Gorana Bilonic, Ann-Catrin Ekelund, Tomas Larson, Ida Stadig, Mikael Svensson, Iris Sarajilic Vukovic, Constanze Wartenberg, Nils Olov Wrede and Susanne Bernhardsson, (2020), “Electroencephalography-based neurofeedback as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, European Psychiatry, 63: E7.


Naimi Johansson, Niklas Jakobsson and Mikael Svensson, (2019), ”Effects of Primary Care Cost-Sharing among Young Adults: Varying Impact across Income Groups and Gender”, European Journal of Health Economics, 20: 1271-1280.

Henrik Andersson, Arne Risa Hole and Mikael Svensson, (2019), "Valuation of Health Risks", in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance. Oxford University Press.

Linda Beckman, Laura von Kobyletzki, Mikael Svensson, (2019), ”Economic Costs of Antidepressant Use: A Population Based Study in Sweden”, The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 22: 125-130.

Tayue Tateke Kebede, Mikael Svensson, Adamu Addissie, Birger Trollfors and Rune Andersson, (2019), ”Cost-Effectiveness of a universal pneumococcal vaccination program in Ethiopia: results from a quasi-experimental evaluation”, BMC Public Health, 19: 1078.

Lena Bornhöft, Jörgen Thorn, Mikael Svensson, Lena Nordeman, Robert Eggertsen and Maria Larsson, (2019), “More cost-effective management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders in primary care after direct triaging to physiotherapists for initial assessment compared to initial general practitioner”, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20: 186.

Linda Ryen, Niklas Jakobsson and Mikael Svensson, (2019), “What should guide priority setting in health care? A study of public preferences in Sweden”, Nordic Journal of Health Economics, 7: 82-89.


Henrik Djerf, Mårten Falkenberg, Lennart Jivegård, Hans Lindgren, Mikael Svensson and Joakim Nordanstig, (2018), "Cost-effectiveness of revascularization in patients with intermittent claudication", British Journal of Surgery, forthcoming.

Anna Holst, Annika Ginter, Cecilia Björkelund, Dominique Hange, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Irene Svenningsson, Jeanette Westman, Malin André, Carl Wikberg, Lars Wallin, Christina Möller and Mikael Svensson, (2018), ”Cost-effectiveness of a care manager collaborative care programme for patients with depression in primary care: economic evaluation of a pragmatic randomised controlled study", BMJ Open, 8:e024741.

Vladicka Velickovic, Oleg Borisenko, Mikael Svensson, Tim Spelman, Uwe Siebert, (2018), “Congenital Heart Defect Repair with ADAPT tissue engineered pericardium scaffold: An Early Stage Health Economic Model”, Plos One, 13:e0204643.

Naimi Johansson, Niklas Jakobsson and Mikael Svensson, (2018), “Regional variation in health care utilization in Sweden – the importance of demand-side factors”, BMC Health Services Research, 18: 403.

Linda Ryen, Carl Bonander and Mikael Svensson, (2018), "From Loss of Life to Loss of Years: A Different View on the Burden of Injury Fatalities in Sweden 1972-2014", European Journal of Public Health, 28: 853-858.

Olof Westin, Mikael Svensson, Katarina Nilsson-Helander, Kristian Samuelsson, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Nicklas Olsson, Jón Karlsson and Elisabeth Hansson-Olofsson, (2018), ”Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Surgical vs. Non-surgical Management of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures”, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 26: 3074-3082.


Ay Yen Hua, Olof Westin, Eric Hamrin-Senorski, Jón Karlsson, Eleonor Svantesson, Kristian Samuelsson and Mikael Svensson, (2018), “Mapping functions in health-related quality of life: mapping from the Achilles Tendon Rupture Score (ATRS) to the EQ-5D”, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 26: 3083-3088.

Mattias Persson, Linn Wennberg, Linda Beckman, Christina Salmivalli and Mikael Svensson, (2018), ”The Cost-Effectiveness of the Kiva Antibullying Program: Results from a Decision-Analytic Model", Prevention Science, 19: 728-737.

Mikael Svensson, Lars Barregård, Gösta Axelsson and Eva Andersson, (2018), "A cost-effectiveness analysis of lowering residential radon levels in Sweden - results from a modeling study", Health Policy, 122: 687-692.

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Karin Zachrisson, Sven Elverfors, Gert Jensen, Mikael Hellström, Mikael Svensson, Hans Herlitz and Mårten Falkenberg, (2018), ”Long-term outcome of stenting for atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and the effect of angiographic restenosis”, Acta Radiologica, 59: 1438-1445.

Björn Sund and Mikael Svensson, (2018), “Estimating a constant WTP per QALY – a mission impossible?“, European Journal of Health Economics, 19: 871-880.

Anna Holst, Cecilia Björkelund, Alexandra Metsini, Jens Henrik Madsen, Dominique Hange, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Maria Eriksson, Marie Kivi, Per-Åke Andersson and Mikael Svensson, (2018), “A cost-effectiveness analysis of internet mediated cognitive behavioural therapy for depression in the primary care setting: results based on a controlled trial”, BMJ Open, 8:e019716.


Javkhlanbayar Dorjdagva, Enkhjargal Batbaatar, Mikael Svensson, Bayarsaikhan Dorjsuren, Burenjargal Batmunkh, and Jussi Kauhanen, (2017), “Free and universal, but unequal utilization of primary health care in the rural and urban areas of Mongolia“, International Journal for Equity in Health, 16:73.

Hultkrantz Lars and Svensson Mikael, (2017), “A Comparison of Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Practice: Divergent Policy Practices in Sweden”, Nordic Journal of Health Economics, 5: 41-53.

Louise Persson and Mikael Svensson, (2017), “Classmate characteristic’s, class composition and children’s perceived classroom climate“, Journal of Public Health, 25: 473-480.

Josefine Persson, Lars-Åke Levin, Lukas Holmegaard, Petra Redfors, Mikael Svensson, Katarina Jood, Christina Jern, Christian Blomstrand and Gunilla Forsberg-Wärleby, (2017), “Long-term cost of spouses’ informal support for dependent midlife stroke survivors“, Brain and Behavior, 7: e000716.

Beckman Linda, Svensson Mikael, Geidne Susanna, Eriksson Charli, (2017), “Effects on Alcohol Use of a Swedish School-Based Prevention Program for Early Adolescents: A Longitudinal Study“, BMC Public Health, 17:2.

Finseraas Henning, Jakobsson Niklas, Svensson Mikael, (2017), “Do Knowledge Gains from Public Information Campaigns Persist Over Time? Results from a Survey Experiment on the Norwegian Pension Reform“, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 16: 108-117.[Pressmeddelande]

Sund Björn, Svensson Mikael, Andersson Henrik, (2017), “Demographic determinants of incidence experience and risk perception: Do high-risk Groups accurately perceive themselves as high-risk?“, Journal of Risk Research, 20: 99-117.


Bonander Carl, Jakobsson Niklas, Podestá Federico, Svensson Mikael, (2016), “Universities as engines for regional growth? Using the synthetic control method to analyze the effects of research universities“, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 60: 198-207.

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Jakobsson Niklas, Svensson Mikael, (2016), “Copayments and Physician Visits: A panel data study of Swedish regions 2003-2012”, Health Policy, 120: 1095-1099.

Ryen Linda and Svensson Mikael, (2016), “Modeling the Cost-Effectiveness of Impact-Absorbing Flooring in Swedish Residential Care Facilities“, European Journal of Public Health, 26: 407-4011.

Dorjdagva Javkhlanbayr, Batbaatar Enkhjargal, Svensson Mikael, Dorjsuren Bayarsaikhan, Kauhanen Jussi, (2016), “Catastrophic health expenditure and impoverishment in Mongolia“, International Journal for Equity in Health, 15: 105.

Jakobsson Niklas and Svensson Mikael, (2016), “The effects of copayments on primary care utilization: Results from a Quasi-experiment“, Applied Economics, 2016: 3752-3762.

Andersson Henrik, Risa Hole Arne, Svensson Mikael, (2016), “Valuation of small and multiple health risks: A critical analysis of SP data applied to food and water safety“, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 75: 41-53.

Beckman Linda and Svensson Mikael, (2016), “The Cost-Effectiveness of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: Results from a Modelling Study“, Journal of Adolescence, 45: 127-137.

Beckman Linda, Svensson Mikael, Frisén Ann, (2016), “Preference-Based Health-Related Quality of Life among Victims of Bullying“, Quality of Life Research, 25: 303-309.


Svensson Mikael, Nilsson Fredrik, Arnberg Karl, (2015), “Reimbursement decisions for pharmaceuticals in Sweden: the impact of disease severity and cost-effectiveness“, Pharmacoeconomics, 33: 1229-1336..

Ryen Linda and Svensson Mikael, (2015), “The Willingness to Pay for a QALY: A Review of the Empirical Literature“, Health Economics, 24: 1289-1301.

Svensson Mikael and Nilsson Fredrik, (2016), “TLV:s betalningsvilja för nya läkemedel har analyserats” (in Swedish) , Läkartidningen, 113: 1280 (1-4).

Svensson Mikael and Hultkrantz Lars, (2015), “Ekonomiska utvärderingar i svensk offentlig sektor – likheter och skillnader” (in Swedish), Ekonomisk Debatt, 3: 40-50.


Andersson Henrik and Svensson Mikael, (2014), “Scale Sensitivity and Question Order in the Contingent Valuation Method“, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 57: 1746-1761.


Persson Mattias and Svensson Mikael, (2013), “The Willingness to Pay to Reduce School Bullying“, Economics of Education Review, 35: 1-11.

Jakobsson Niklas, Persson Mattias and Svensson Mikael, (2013), “Class-Size Effects on Adolescents’ Mental Health and Well-Being in Swedish Schools“, Education Economics, 21: 248-263.

Hultkrantz Lars and Svensson Mikael, (2013), “Hälsorelaterad livskvalitet i den svenska befolkningen – en väg framåt?“, in “Den offentliga sektorn – en antologi om att mäta produktivitet och prestationer”, Expertgruppen för studier i offentlig ekonomi (ESO) 2013:8, Finansdepartementet, Stockholm. (English translation: “Health Related Quality of Life in the Swedish Population – a way forward?”, Ministry of Finance, Stockholm).


Hultkrantz Lars and Svensson Mikael, (2012), “The Value of a Statistical Life in Sweden: A review of the empirical literature”, Health Policy, 108: 302-310.

Andrén Daniela and Svensson Mikael, (2012), “Part-time sick leave as a treatment method for individuals with muskuloskeletal disorders”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 22: 418-426.

Krüger Niclas and Svensson Mikael, (2012), “Mortality and economic fluctuations”,Journal of Population Economics, 25: 1215-1235.

Olesen Jes, Gustavsson Anders, Svensson Mikael, Wittchen H-U and Jönsson Bengt, (2012), “The economic cost of brain disorders in Europe”, European Journal of Neurology, 19: 155-162.


Gustavsson Anders, Svensson Mikael, Jacobi Frank, Allgulander Christer, Alosno Jordi, Beghi Ettore et al., (2011), “Cost of disorders of the brain in Europe 2010“, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 21: 718-779.

Wittchen H.U., Jacobi F., Rehm J., Gustavsson A., Svensson Mikael and Jönsson B. et al., (2011), “The size and burden of mental disorders and other disorders of the brain in Europe 2010“, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 21: 655-679.


Svensson Mikael and Hagquist Curt, (2010), “Adolescent Alcohol-use and Economic Conditions: findings from a multilevel study during a period of big economic changes”, European Journal of Health Economics, 11: 533-541.

Svensson Mikael and Vredin-Johansson Maria, (2010), “Willingness to Pay for Private and Public Safety: Why the Difference?”, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 42: 1205-1212.

Svensson Mikael, (2010), “Alcohol Use and Social Interactions among Adolescents: Do peer effects exist within and/or between the majority population and immigrants?”, Social Science & Medicine, 70: 1858-1864.

Svensson Mikael and Hagquist Curt, (2010), “Adolescent Alcohol- and Illicit Drug-Use in First and Second Generation Immigrants in Sweden”, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 38: 184-191.

Svensson Mikael, (2010), “Economic Upturns are Good for Your Heart but Watch out for Accidents”, Applied Economics, 42(5): 615-625.

Krüger Niclas and Svensson Mikael, (2010), “Good Times are Drinking Times: Empirical Evidence on Business Cycles and Alcohol Sales in Sweden 1861-2000”, Applied Economics Letters, 17(6): 543-546.

Svensson Mikael, (2010), ”Cost-Benefit Analysis”, Published in 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook, Rhona Free (Ed.), SAGE Publications,.

Svensson Mikael and Pettersson Johanna, (2010), “Psykisk sjukdom i Sverige: samhällets kostnader och forskningsinvesteringar” (English translation: “Mental Disorders in Sweden: Economic costs and research allocation”), Rapport skriven för Klasslänken för psykiatri vid Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien (Report written for The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)


Svensson Mikael, (2009), “Precautionary Behavior and Willingness to Pay for a Mortality Risk Reduction: Searching for the Expected Relationship”, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 39: 65-85.

Krüger Niclas and Svensson Mikael, (2009), “The Impact of Real Options on Willingness to Pay for Mortality Risk Reductions”, Journal of Health Economics, 28: 563-569.

Svensson Mikael, (2009), “The Value of a Statistical Life in Sweden: Estimates from Two Studies using the ‘Certainty Approach’ Calibration”, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 41: 430-437.

Svensson Mikael, (2009), ”Hypotetisk bias vid direkta värderingsmetoder – Hur stort problem och vad kan man göra? (English Translation: “Hypothetical Bias in Stated Preference Methods – How Big of a Problem and What Can Be Done?)”, Naturvårdsverket (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency), Arbetsrapport (Report).


Andersson Henrik and Svensson Mikael, (2008), “Cognitive Ability and Scale Bias in the Contingent Valuation Method: An Analysis of Willingness to Pay to Reduce Mortality Risks”,Environmental and Resource Economics, 39: 481-495.

Jaldell Henrik and Svensson Mikael, (2008), ”Värdering av olycksrisker – Nationalekonomi” (English Translation: “Economic Valuation of Accidents”), Räddningsverket (Swedish Rescue Services Agency), Research Report # P21-495/08.

Hultkrantz Lars and Svensson Mikael, “Värdet av ett liv” (English Translation: ”The Value of Life”), Ekonomisk Debatt, 2008, 2: 5-16.


Svensson Mikael, (2007), “Don’t Go Breaking your Heart: Do Economic Upturns Really Increase Heart Attack Mortality?”, Social Science & Medicine, 2007, 65: 833-841.

Svensson Mikael, (2007), “What is a Life Worth? Methodological Issues in Estimating the Value of a Statistical Life”, PhD Dissertation, Örebro Studies in Economics #14.