HI – Incentives and Health Disadvantage

Keywords:  disadvantage and health behaviours,  gender and intergenerational transmission of health capital,  sleep and labor productivity, health and occupational status, social environment and health, preference for redistribution, inequality aversion,  social optimism,  social proximity, anchoring and social ambivalence


Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues‘ (with Macis, M ). MIT Press, 2016


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



 Main Articles

Vertical transmission of overweight: Evidence from a sample of English adoptees” (with Mireia Jofre-Bonet and Julian LeGrand). Food Policy, 2020, 2020, 97, 101972

Is the Intergenerational Transmission of Overweight ‘Gender Assortative’?” (with Jofre-Bonet, M) Economics and Human Biology, 2020, 39, 100907.

Child Sleep and Maternal Labour Market Outcomes” (with Sarah Fleche)  Journal of Health Economics, 2020, 69, 102258.

The ‘Healthy Worker Effect’: Do Healthy People Climb the Occupational Ladder?” (with Ljunge, M). Economics and Human Biology, 2018, 28: 119-131. 

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.

Income Inequalities in Unhealthy Lifestyles in England and Spain” (with Hernandez-Quevedo, C and Jiménez-Rubio, D). Economics and Human Biology, 2014, 13: 66-75.

Intergenerational and Socioeconomic Gradients of Child Obesity” (with Gil, J). Social Science Medicine, 2013, 93(1): 29-37.

Anorexia, Body Image and Peer Effects: Evidence from a Sample of European Women” (with Jofre-Bonet, M). Economica, 2013, 44(317): 44-64

Not All Incentives Wash out the Warm Glow: The Case of Blood Donation Revisited” (with Jofre-Bonet, M and Yen, S). Kyklos, 2013, 66(4): 521-543.

Behavioural adjustment to avian flu in Europe during spring 2006: the roles of knowledge and proximity” (with Rudisill, C and Mossialos, E). Social Science and Medicine, 2012, 75(8): 1362-1371.

Decomposing cross-country differences in levels of obesity and overweight: does the social environment matter?” (with J Gil, J and D Fabbri), Social Science and Medicine, 2010, 70 (8) : 1185–1193.

Optimism and the perceptions of new risks” (with Mossialos, E., & Rudisill, C). Journal of Risk Research, 2009, 12(1), 27-41.

Decomposing Body Mass Index Gaps Between Mediterranean Countries: A Counterfactual Quantile Regression Analysis” (with D Fabbri and J Gil). Economics and Human Biology 2009, 7(3): 351–365.

Are perceptions of ‘risks’ and ‘benefits’ of genetically modified food (in) dependent? (with Mossialos, E).  Food quality and preference, 2007, 18(2), 173-182.

Smoking risks in Spain (part II): Perceptions of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Externalities”, (with J Rovira, Kip Viscusi, F Antoñanzas, and I Carvalho). Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2000, 21(2-3): 187-212.

Related papers

The ‘mighty girl’ effect: Does parenting daughters alter attitudes towards gender norms?” (Borrell-Porta, M and Philipp, J) Oxford Economic Papers, 2019 71(1): 24-46

Social Identity and Redistributive Preferences: A Survey” (with Cowell, F). Journal of Economic Surveys, 2015, 29(2): 357-74

Attitudes as an expression of knowledge and ‘political anchoring’: the case of nuclear power in the United Kingdom” (with C Rudisill and E Mossialos). Risk Analysis, 2008, 28(5): 1273-1283.

Compulsory Language Educational Policies and Identity Formation” (with I Clots, O Aspachs and P Masella), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2008, 6(2- 3): 434-444.