Hedda Flatø

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Phone +47-22855576
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

Environmental protection and other public goods in contemporary China

Social policy, implementation and outcomes

User experiences and user perceptions

State legitimacy and political support


Since Fall 2015: PhD project on environmental pollution and attitudes towards government in the Chinese population

2010-2015: Researcher, Fafo

2009-2010: MA, political science University of Oslo

2008-2009: Chinese-language MA courses in international relations, Renmin University, Beijing

2008: Trainee, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing

2007-2008: Chinese language courses, Renmin University, Beijing

2006-2007: Chinese language courses, Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan

2004-2008: BA in International Studies, University of Oslo

2002-2007: Journalist in TV2 Nettavisen, Dagbladet and Hadeland newspaper (part time)

2001-2003: Journalism, Oslo University College


Fafo project "Chinese perceptions of distributive justice"




  • Flatø, Hedda & Zhang, Huafeng (2016). Inequity in level of healthcare utilization before and after universal health coverage reforms in China: evidence from household surveys in Sichuan Province. International Journal for Equity in Health.  ISSN 1475-9276.

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  • Flatø, Hedda (2019). Polluted perspectives: Perceived air quality, economic well-being and trust in China’s local governments.
  • Dalen, Kristin & Flatø, Hedda (2018). Chinese attitudes towards welfare and social inequalities – based on Fafo project “Towards a new Chinese Welfare State…”. Fafo-notat.  ISSN 0804-5135.
  • Dalen, Kristin; Flatø, Hedda; Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Cappelen, Cornelius & Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2018). "Towards a new Chinese Welfare State – Perceptions about Distributive Justice in China." Closing conference.
  • Flatø, Hedda (2018). Class, air pollution and air quality awareness in China.
  • Flatø, Hedda (2018). Popular perceptions of air pollution in China.
  • Flatø, Hedda (2018). Risk, inequality and popular demand for government environmental protection in China.
  • Flatø, Hedda (2017, 24. oktober). Dagsnytt 18. [TV].  NRK 2, NRK P2.
  • Flatø, Hedda (2017, 27. september). Kineserne flytter forurensningen fra folket. [Radio].  NRK P2.
  • Flatø, Hedda (2017, 26. oktober). «Utfordrer du Xi, utfordrer du selve partiet»: Slik blir Kina framover. [Internett].  Filter Nyheter.
  • Flatø, Hedda (2017, 31. oktober). Verdibørsen, NRK P2. [Radio].
  • Dalen, Kristin & Flatø, Hedda (2016). Chinas Pension Reform: Towards Scandinavian-style universalism?”. Fafo-notat. 3.
  • Dalen, Kristin & Flatø, Hedda (2012). Står støtt etter skjelvet. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Dalen, Kristin; Flatø, Hedda; Zhang, Huafeng & Liu, Jing (2012). Recovering from the Wenchuan Earthquake. Living condtions and Development in Disaster Areas 2008-2011. FAFO-rapport. 39.

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Published Oct. 1, 2015 12:36 PM - Last modified Jan. 29, 2019 4:00 PM