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Åke Blomqvist
Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University

PhD, Princeton University


Health Policy Scholar, C.D. Howe Institute

Åke Blomqvist received his undergraduate education in his native Sweden, and a PhD from Princeton University in 1971. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario where he taught between 1968 and 2002.

From 2002 to 2010, he lived in Asia, serving as Head of Economics in the National University of Singapore, and from 2009 to 2010 was Professor in the Center for Human Capital and Labor Economics Research at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing.

Effective 2011, he is Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University and Health Policy Scholar at the C.D. Howe Institute.

Blomqvist’s two principal areas of research have been the economics of developing countries, and the economics of health care. His work has been published both in the journals and in more policy-oriented outlets. Much of his writing in health economics has had an international comparative flavour. Most recently, it has focused on health system reform in China.