HB – Health Behaviour and Inequality

Keywords:  health behaviours,  intergenerational transmission of health,  sleep and labor productivity, health and occupational status, social incentives and health,  inequality aversion,  behavioural precentation.


‘“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

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

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.