About this person

Kamrul Islam earned his PhD in Health Economics from Lund University, Sweden in 2007 and an MSc in Health Economics from University of York, UK in 2000. After working as a Post Doc researcher (2007-2010) at the Department of Economics, the University of Bergen, he has been working as a Senior Researcher at UNI Research Rokkan Centre since 2010. He has extensive experience with cross disciplinary issues with primary expertise in applied microconometrics. His research mainly focus on: the impact of the coordination between primary and secondary health care and social care services; evaluation of the reforms, the impact of social capital on health and labor market outcomes; the empirical evaluation of integrated care programs for people with multiple chronic diseases by using the Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) method. He has comprehensive experience in working on two large European Union (EU) financed projects. Engaging with EU-projects broadening his international networks and capabilities in interdisciplinary as well as multi-context research experience. Presently Kamrul Islam has a part time position at the Department of Economics, University of Bergen, where he is heavily involved (coordinator of WP 5) in an EU-funded SELFIE project.



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Book chapters


  • Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Vaage, Kjell Teachers' sickness absence in primary schools: A panel data multilevel analysis. Department of Economics 2010. 30 pages
  • Aakvik, Arild; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul Does variation in GP practice matter for the length of sickness absenteeism? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP--patient data. Dept. of Economics, UiB 2008. 23 pages

Other publications

  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Kjerstad, Egil HELSEVEL funding application: Discussion on the issues concerning quantitative study designs. 2018.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Rocco, Lorenzo Does workplace social capital affect sickness absence? Evidence from Norway. 2017.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Islam, M. Kamrul Skill mix variations: Health outcomes and resource use. 2017.
  • Askildsen, Jan Erik; Islam, M. Kamrul Health Outcomes. 2017.
  • Islam, M. Kamrul; Askildsen, Jan Erik Skill mix and health outcomes: A European comparison of heart disease and breast cancer patients. 2017.
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