Social Incentives and Health

Keywords: social identity, culture, social environment, social interactions, preference for redistribution, social formation of health behaviours, behaviour beyond self-interest, social optimism social proximity, anchoring and social ambivalence

Books

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

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 Main Articles

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

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.

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.

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.