Design of Health Care Institutions

Keywords: health systems federalism, descentralisation, regional inequality, vertical competition, globalisation, health effects of democratisation experiences, reimbursement of generic medicines, insurance and new technologies, price regulation of new technologies, medicines parallel trade.


““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 Greer, S). Palgrave, 2012.


Main Articles

Voting Up? The Effects of Democracy and Franchise Extension on Human Stature” (with Alberto Batinti and Timothy J. Hatton). IZA Discussion Paper 12389, May 2019, Submitted.

Participatory Health System Priority Setting: Evidence from a Budget Experiment” (with Rovira, J and Sato, A). 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.

Do Jurisdictions Compete on Taxes? A Meta-Regression Analysis” (with C, Doucouliagos and De-Albuquerque, F). Public Choice, 2014, 161(3-4), pp 451-470.

The Impact of Decentralization and Inter-territorial Interactions on Spanish Health Expenditure,” (with F Moscone) Empirical Economics, 2008, 34 (1): 167-184. (Republished in Spatial Econometrics: Methods and Applications. Arabia, G and Baltagi, B (eds), 2009, Springer).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Political Competition and Pork-barrel Politics in the Allocation of Public Investment in Mexico”, (with D Luna-Pla and E Rodriguez). Public Choice, 2003, 116(1-2): 185- 204