Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Institute for Economic Research Ljubljana, economist, born 26.3.1971 in Ljubljana. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana in 1994, finished her masters in 1997 and Ph.D. in 2007 at the University of Ljubljana. Worked at the Institute for Economic Research in Ljubljana in health care financing; at the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia as an advisor to the CEO in the area of health technology assessment and models of payment; at the Ministry of Health as a cabinet advisor to the Minister. Coordinator of national projects and working package leader in international projects. Worked on World Bank, UN, LuxDev and EU sponsored projects on payment models and other issues in Tajikistan, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, and Macedonia. Currently works as a senior researcher at Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana (current projects IMPACT HTA and ESPN) and as a research fellow for ICHOM, London (project on outcomes for Personality Disorders). Works on EU project Analysis of Secondary and Tertiary Care in North Macedonia, WB project Outpatient Drug Benefit Scheme in Kosovo and EU project Financing of primary care in Hungary. Teaches at private university DOBA, Maribor, Slovenia. Co-editor of the journal Slovenian Journal of Public Health. Published more than 200 journal articles and book chapters.
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