Dr Olivier Wouters

Dr Olivier Wouters

Assistant Professor of Health Policy

Department of Health Policy

+44 (0)20 7955 3570
Room No
COW 2.06
Office Hours
Monday 16:00-17:00
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English, French, Swedish
Key Expertise
Drug Pricing, Pharmaceutical Policy

About me

Dr Olivier Wouters is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he is also Co-Director of the master’s degree in Global Health Policy. He was previously a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town’s Health Economics Unit. He has consulted for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

He holds a PhD in Health Policy from the LSE. He also holds an MSc in International Health Policy (Health Economics) from the LSE and a BSc in International Relations from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Current research

Dr Wouters’ research investigates the impact of pharmaceutical regulation and policy on drug affordability and access. He is currently leading research on the extent and influence of pharmaceutical lobbying internationally, the costs of drug research and development, and the pricing and affordability of cancer drugs, gene therapies, and other expensive medical technologies in the United States, Europe, and South Africa.

His work has been published in leading health policy journals, including Bulletin of the World Health OrganizationThe Milbank Quarterly, and Social Science & Medicine.


CV (updated September 2019)


HP400 Financing Health Care
HP421 Economic Analysis for Health Policy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
HP424 Pharmaceutical Policy and Economics
HP4D2E Principles of Health Technology Assessment

External affiliations

Visiting Research Fellow, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, KU Leuven, Belgium


Expertise Details

access to medicines; drug pricing; health economics; health policy; pharmaceutical policy