GH – Governance and Health Inequality

Keywords: health systems federalism, health care devolution, regional inequality, vertical competition, globalisation, local democracy, public participation, reimbursement of generic medicines, regulation of new technologies, regulatory competition, private insurance opting out.


The Political Economy of Health and Healthcare. The Rise of the Patient Citizen” (with Alberto Batinti and Gilberto Turati), Cambridge University Press, 2020, in press

The Political Economy of Health and Healthcare

Federalism and Decentralisation in Health and Social Care” (with Scott Greer). Palgrave, 2012.


Main Articles

Divided We Survive? Multi-Level Governance and Policy Uncertainty during the First Wave of Covid-19,” (with Marta Angelici & Paolo Berta &  Gilberto Turati), 2021,  CESifo Working Paper Series 8999.

Does Devolution Alter the Choice of Public versus Private Health Care?” (with Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell). Barcelona School of Economics, Working Paper, 2021, 1291.

Does Local Democracy Improve Public Health Interventions? Evidence from India” (with Dyvia Parmar). Governance, 2021, in press.

Voting Up? The Effects of Democratic Institutions on Human Stature” (with Tim Hatton and Alberto Batinti). Economica, 2021, 89(353): 161-190.

Regional health care decentralisation in unitary states: equal spending,equal satisfaction” (with Gilberto Turati).Regional Studies, 2018, 52(7): 974-985.

‘Globesity’? The Effects of Globalization on Obesity and Caloric Intake”(with Nuria Mas). Food Policy, 2016, 64(1): 121-132

Regulation Effects on the Adoption of New Medicines”(with Alistair McGuire and Nebibe Varol). Empirical Economics, 2015, 49(3): 1101-1121

Participatory Health System Priority Setting: Evidence from a Budget Experiment” (with Joan Rovira and Azusa Sato). Social Science and Medicine, 2015, 146: 182-190.

Price Regulation and Relative Delays in Generic Drug Adoption” (with McGuire, A and Varol, N). Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 38, 1-9.

The Impact of Decentralization and Inter-territorial Interactions on Spanish Health Expenditure,” (with Francesco Moscone) Empirical Economics, 2008, 34 (1): 167-184.

Competition in off-patent drug markets: Issues, regulation and evidence” (with  Panos Kanavos and Liz Sheeley). Economic Policy, 2008, 23(55):497–538

Public Health Expenditure and Spatial Interactions in a Decentralized National Health System”, (with Jordi  Pons) Health Economics, 2007, 16 (3): 291 – 306 

Vertical Competition in the Spanish National Health System (NHS)”, (with Ana Rico) Public Choice, 2006,128 (3-4): 477-498.

Devolution and the Inter-Regional Inequalities in Health and Health Care in Spain,” (with Ana Rico). Regional Studies, 2006, 40(8): 875–887.

Pharmaceutical Parallel Trade in Europe: Impact on Stakeholders and Competition Effects,” (with Panos Kanavos). Economic Policy, 2005, 20(44): 753-798.

Diversity and regional inequalities: assessing the outcomes of the Spanish ‘system of health care services”, (with Guillem López-Casasnovas and Ivan Planas). Health Economics, 2005, 14(S): S221–S235.

Demand for Private Health Insurance: How Important is the Quality Gap?” (with Jaume Garcia). Health Economics, 2003, 12(7): 587-599.