School of Pharmacy
Expertise: Health Economics

Liisa T. Laine is a PhD candidate in Economics at Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Finland, and holds a master’s degree in Economics and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. She will be receiving her PhD in Economics in 2017. Before the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation postdoctoral fellowship, Liisa was a visiting scholar at the Economics departments in Columbia University (2015-2017) and Boston University (2012-2017). Liisa’s research interests lie in industrial organization with a particular focus on health care. In her PhD dissertation, she studied theoretical models of quality and price competition between public and private providers and did empirical research on the effects of obesity on long-term labor market outcomes. Liisa’s current research concerns the effects of health information on drug monitoring programs and the effects of choice in public health care.