Dr Mylene Lagarde

Dr Mylene Lagarde

Associate Professor of Health Economics

Department of Health Policy

020 7107 5306
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COW 3.02
Office Hours
Wednesday 17.00-18.00
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Key Expertise
health economics, provider behaviour

About me

I am an Associate Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy. An economist by training, I started working as a Health Economist in 2003-2004 as a Technical Advisor in the Ministry of Health in Cameroon. From 2005 to 2016, I worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on various research projects in low- and middle-income countries. I hold honorary positions at the LSHTM and at the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.


Current research

My research interests lie in the development and application of economic tools to explore policy issues around the determinants of the demand for health care services, the effects of financial incentives in health care markets, and the role of non-financial incentives in shaping behaviours of patients and providers.

In the past few years, I have received funding from the MRC, the ESRC and the Wellcome Trust to study the behaviours and performance of public and private providers in primary care in several countries, including Senegal and South Africa. In both settings, I have used experimental methods to explore how providers respond to financial incentives and patients’ behaviours.




BA International Affairs and Political Science, Sciences-Po Paris
MSc in Management, ESSEC Business School
MSc in Economics, Paris I – Sorbonne
PhD Health Economics, University of London



Co-Director of the PhD Programme in Health Economics and Policy
HP421 Economic Analysis for Health Policy in Low- Middle-Income Countries
HP428 Randomised Evaluations of Health Programmes: from design to implementation


LSE Affiliations

Deputy Director, LSE Health


External affiliations

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)
Centre for Health Policy, University of Witwatersrand (SA)


Other professional activities

Health Economics Section Editor, Health Policy and Planning 
Health Economics Advisory Editor, Social Science and Medicine 
Member of the Technical Advisory Group, Fleming Fund 
Member, International Health Economics Association
Member, Health Economics Study Group


Expertise Details

health economics; provider behaviour; demand for health care; financial incentives; social incentives; discrete choice experiments; randomised experiments