Background and activities

Research areas: comparative health policy; welfare state reform; health policy, health management, and health services; social inequality in health; local government studies; public policy.

Pål E. Martinussen (b. 1969) is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at NTNU in Trondheim since 2014. He is author of more than 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Social Science & MedicineHealth Policy, Health Economics, Policy & Law, Local Government Studies, and has also published several book chapters and other scientific publications. Martinussen has had several visiting appointments at University of California, San Diego.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Martinussen, Pål Erling; Paulsen, Bård. (2005) Ny rolle for fylkespolitikerne: Fra eier til ombud. Springer. 2005. ISBN 8214032288.

Part of book/report

  • Magnussen, Jon; Martinussen, Pål Erling. (2013) From Centralization to Decentralization, and Back: Norwegian Health Care in a Nordic Perspective. Federalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care.
  • Martinussen, Pål Erling; Magnussen, Jon; Vrangbæk, Karsten; Saltman, Richard B. (2009) Introduction: the Nordic model of health care. Nordic Health Care Systems. Recent Reforms and Current Policy Challenges.
  • Reitan, Jarl; Martinussen, Pål Erling. (2009) Improving care for COPD patients. Public Service Review Science and Technology.