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Portrait of Mickael Bech

Institute of Public Health
Health Economics
University of Southern Denmark
Winsløwparken 19, 3.
DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark

Phone: ++45 65 50 36 44
Telefax: ++45 65 91 82 96

Professional experience

May 2000 - present: Ph.D. scholar at Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

February 1998 - July 1999: Research Fellow (pre-graduate), Institute of Public Health, SDU - Odense University working on a cost-effectiveness analysis of mammography screening in the County of Funen.

February 1998 - June 1999: Assistant teacher in a bachelor course in "Social Research Methods"

1996-1997: Assistant teacher in a bachelor course in "Statistics".


January 2000: MSc in Economics, SDU - Odense University, Denmark. Master thesis with the title "Economic evaluation of mammography screening in the County of Funen"

Primary research interests


  • Economic incentives and contractual relationships
  • Hospital's behaviour, organisational structure and incentive structure
  • Reimbursement schemes
  • Preference elicitation methods in particular discrete choice experiments

Selected publications

Bech, M. & Pedersen, KM. Why do we have vertical integration in the health care sector? Interpretations based on 'standard' neo-classical health economics and new institutional economic theory Presented at the 23rd Nordic Health Economists' Study Group Meeting 23 - 24 August 2002, Helsinki, Finland.

Vrangbæk, Karsten & Bech, Mickael. Organizational responses to the introduction of DRG rates for "extended choice" hospital patients in Denmark. Health Policy (fourth coming).