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Research Fellow

Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University


PhD, Princeton University


Åke Blomqvist currently serves as a Research Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute.

Hereceived his undergraduate education in his native Sweden, and a PhD from Princeton in 1971. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario where he taught between 1968 and 2002. From 2002 to 2010, he worked in Asia, in the National University of Singapore, and, for two years, as 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 an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University. 

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, and includes a monograph on health system reform in China.