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.
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 Organization, The 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
Visiting Research Fellow, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, KU Leuven, Belgium