Dr Irene Papanicolas

Dr Irene Papanicolas

Associate Professor of Health Economics

Department of Health Policy

020 7955 6472
Room No
COW 3.04
Office Hours
Tuesday 14.00-15.00
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Key Expertise
international comparisons of health systems

About me

Dr Irene Papanicolas is Associate Professor of Health Economics and Co-Director of the Executive MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management in the LSE Department of Health Policy. Dr Papanicolas is also a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.


Current research

Dr Papanicolas is interested in performance measurement of health care systems and services. She research investigates the use of performance measurement to conduct international comparisons of health systems, as well as to measure and improve the performance of health services within health systems. Her research has focused on the use and evaluation of common performance metrics, as well as the use of these measures in incentive programs.



PhD in Social Policy (Health Economics), Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics
MSc in Comparative Social Policy, Department of Social Policy, University of Oxford
MSc in Public Policy, School of Public Policy, University College London
BSc in Economics, Department of Economics, University College London



Co-Programme Director, Executive MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management
HP402 Measuring Health System Performance
HP4B3E Measuring Health System Performance, Executive Course


LSE Affiliations

LSE Health


External affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Commonwealth Fund International, Research Project: Managing High Need High Cost Patients: An International Perspective


Other professional activities

Associate Editor, Health Policy


Expertise Details

international comparisons of health systems; performance measurement; financial incentives