Health Care Financing

Keywords: public and private insurance interactions, income effects on health care use, participatory health system mechanisms, insurance and health care use.


LSE Companion to Health Policy “(with McGuire A), Elgar Edward, 2012.


Selected Recent Articles

Do you have to win it to fix it? A longitudinal study of lottery winner and their health care demand” (with Cheng, T and Powdthavee, N). American Journal of Health Economics, 2016, in press.

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


Eliciting Health Care Priorities in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Guatemala” (with Rovira, J and Sato, A). Health Policy and Planning, 2016, 31(1): 67- 74.

Biases in the Health Care Luxury Good Hypothesis? A Meta-regression Analysis” (with M Gemmill-Toyama and G Rubert). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society – Series A, 2011 : 174, 95–107.[+ 50 citations]

The Secession of the Wealthy: Demand for Private Health Insurance and Support for the National health System” (with M Jofre-Bonet). Bulletin of Economic Research, 2008, 60(3): 265-285.

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.[+ 100 citations]

Eliciting Preferences for Collectively Financed Health Programs: the ‘Willingness to Assign’ Approach” (with J Rovira). Applied Economics, 2005, 37(14): 1571–1583.

National Health Service use, captive preferences and the demand for private health insurance in Spain”, (with M Font Vilalta). Geneva Papers of Risk and Insurance, 2004, 29(4): 706-719.

Demand for Private Health Insurance: How Important is the Quality Gap?” (with J Garcia). Health Economics, 2003, 12(7): 587-599. [+ 100 citations]

Brief Articles

Identifying Health System Value Dimensions:  More than Health Gain?“(with Rovira, J and Sato, A). Health Economics, Policy and Law, 2017, in press.

Health Systems Futures: The Challenges of Technology, Prevention and Insurance” (with Sato, A). Futures, 2012, 44: 696–703.

Evaluating Mental Health Care and Policy in Spain” (with Luis Salvador-Carulla, J Cabases, David McDaid, J Alonso). Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 2010, 13(2): 73-86. [+ 50 citations]