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Dr Joan (pronounced ‘Jwan’) Costa-Font (he/his) is an Associate Professor in Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Department of Health Policy. He is the co-director of the MSc International Health Policy, and the bulk of his current teaching and research is on behavioural health economics,  as well as issues on political economy and ageing and caregiving. He is affiliated with the International Inequalities Institute and LSE Health where he leads the Ageing and Health Incentives Lab (AHIL) and works across global economic research networks such as the Centre for Economic Studies (CESifo since 2008) and Institute of Labour Economics (IZA since 2017). He has taught at the University of Barcelona, Universita Cattolica, and Paris Dauphine, and been Harkness Fellow at Harvard University and held visiting research positions at Oxford University (2009), Boston College (2013) and UCL (2016). His expert areas are the global challenges of population ageing and health inequalities. He has three board research areas (i) healthy ageing and caregiving, (ii) health behaviours and inequality and (iii) governance and health; and has published widely in economics and other social science journals.

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Dr Joan (pronounced ‘Jwan’) Costa-Font (he/his) is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and CESifo and IZA Research Fellow and leads the Ageing and Health Incentives Lab (AHIL). His main research and teaching and research is on behavioural health economics, as well as issues in political economy and ageing and caregiving. Joan has been Harkness Fellow at Harvard University and has held honorary visiting professorship appointments at Boston College and Oxford University, UCL, Paris Dauphine University and the Università Cattolica.