HB – Health Behaviour and Inequality

Keywords:  social incentives for health behaviours, health inequality, behavioural health incentives, intergenerational transmission of health,  overweight, sleep and employmet, health and occupational status, social incentives and health,  inequality aversion, pro-social health behaviours.


‘“Behavioural Incentive Design for Health Policy” (with Rudisill, C and Hockley, T). Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2022.

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


 Main Articles

The Measurement of Health Inequalities: Does Status Matter?” (with Frank Cowell), 2021, Journal of Economic Inequality, in press.

Measuring pure health inequality and mobility during a health insurance expansion: Evidence from Mexico ” (with Cowell, F and Saenz de Miera, B). Health Economics, 2021, in press.

The Weight of Patriarchy? Gender Obesity Gaps in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)“(with Mario Gyori). Social Science & Medicine, 2020, 266, 113353

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

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.