Health System 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.


Recent working papers

Does Insurance Expansion Alter Health Inequality and Mobility? Evidence from the Mexican Seguro Popular” (with Saez de Miera, B and Cowell, F), CESifo Working Paper No. 6788December 2017


Do you have to win it to fix it? A longitudinal study of lottery winners and their health care demand (with Terence Cheng and Nick Powdthavee). American Journal of Health Economics, 2018, 4(1): 26-50.

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]