Publications in peer-reviewed journals by research topic

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Value and Demand of Drugs & Health-Care


Gabriella Chauca Strand, Carl Bonander, Niklas Jakobsson, Naimi Johansson and Mikael Svensson, (2022), ”Assessment of the clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence in the reimbursement decisions of new cancer drugs”, ESMO Open, in press.


Naimi Johansson and Mikael Svensson, (2022), "Regional Variation in Prescription Drug Spending: Evidence from Regional Migrants in Sweden", Health Economics, 31: 1862-1877.


Simona Gamba, Niklas Jakobsson and Mikael Svensson, (2022), ”The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Prescription Drug Demand: Evidence from a Double-Difference Regression Kink Design”, European Journal of Health Economics, in press.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


Economic Evaluation Methods


Carl Bonander and Mikael Svensson, (2021), "Using Causal Forests to Asses Heterogeneity in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis", Health Economics, 30: 1818-1832.

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.


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 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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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 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.


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.

​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, (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.

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.

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


Applied Cost-Effectiveness Analyses: Trial-based


Chan-Mei Ho-Henriksson, Mikael Svensson, Carina Thorstensson and Lena Nordeman, (2022), ”Physiotherapist or physician as primary assessor for patients with suspected knee osteoarthritis in primary care – a cost-effectiveness analysis of a pragmatic trial”, BMC Muskuloskeletal Disorders, 23: 260.


Jonathan Severin, Mikael Svensson and Magnus Åkerström, (2022), ”Cost-Benefit Evaluation of an Organizational-level Intervention Program for Decreasing Sickness Absence Among Public Sector Employees in Sweden”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Occupational Safety and Health, 19, 2998.

Angelica Perlander, Joakim Nordanstig, Klas Österberg and Mikael Svensson, (2022), ”Cost-effectiveness of endovascular intervention versus bypass surgery in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia and principal target lesion in the femoropopliteal segment”, Journal of Critical Limb Ischemia, 2, E19-E26.


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.


Anna Holst, Frida Labori, Cecilia Björkelund, Dominique Hange, Irene Svenningsson, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Jeanette Westman, Camilla Udo, Christina Möller and Mikael Svensson, (2021), ”The cost-effectiveness of a care manager collaborative care programme for patients with depression in primary care: 12-month economic evaluation of a pragmatic randomized controlled study”, Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 19:52.


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.


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, 105: 1742-1748.

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.


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.


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.


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.

Applied Cost-Effectiveness Analyses: Decision models


Sofie Larsson, Charlotta Edlund, Pontus Nauclér, Mikael Svensson and Anders Ternhag, (2022), ”Cost-effectiveness analysis of temocillin treatment in febrile UTI patients”, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, in press.


Tove Wikström, Pihla Kuusela, Bo Jacobsson, Henrik Hagberg, Peter Lindgren, Mikael Svensson, Ulla-Britt Wennerholm, Lil Valentin, (2022), ”Cost-effectiveness of cervical length screening and progesterone treatment to prevent spontaneous preterm delivery in Sweden”, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 59, 778-792.


Frida Labori, Josefine Persson, Carl Bonander, Katarina Jood and Mikael Svensson, (2022), "Cost-effectiveness analysis of left atrial appendage occlusion in patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication to oral anticoagulation", European Heart Journal, 43: 1348-1356.


Carl Bonander, Robin Holmberg, Johanna Gustavsson and Mikael Svensson, (2021), "A model-based economic evaluation of ice cleat distribution programs for the prevention of outdoor falls among adults from a Swedish societal perspective", Injury Prevention, 28: 125-130.


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, 16: e0252037.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Health Technology Assessment & Clinical Effectiveness


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, 61: 215-225.


Emmeli Widmark-Jensen, Susanne Bernhardsson, Maud Eriksson, Håkan Hallberg, Christian Jepsen, Lennart Jivegård, Ann Liljegren, Max Petzold, Mikael Svensson, Fredrik Wärnberg and Emma Hansson, (2021), "A systematic review and meta-analysis of risks and benefits with breast reduction in the public healthcare system: priorities for further research", BMC Surgery, 21: 343.

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.


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, 72: 1987-1995.

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.


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.

Cost of Illness & Consequences


Lars Hultkrantz and Mikael Svensson, (2022), "The economic cost of COVID-19 - Iceland, Norway, and Sweden", Nordic Economic Policy Review, 114-136.


Sofie Larsson, Mikael Svensson and Anders Ternhag, (2022), “Production loss and sick leave caused by antibiotic resistance: a register-based cohort study”, BMC Public Health, 22, 527.


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, 22: 101084.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Public Health


Robin Holmberg, Johanna Gustavsson, Mikael Svensson and Carl Bonander, (2022), ”Ice cleat distribution programs and ice cleat use among older adults: repeated cross-sectional evidence from 63 municipal interventions in Sweden”, Injury Prevention, 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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


Economics of Education


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.


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.