Dr Olivier Wouters

Dr Olivier Wouters

Assistant Professor of Health Policy

Department of Health Policy

+44 (0)20 7852 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.

Olivier 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

Olivier investigates the pricing and affordability of medicines in the United States, Europe, and South Africa. He is currently leading research projects on the costs of drug development, the extent and influence of pharmaceutical lobbying internationally, and other policy and regulatory issues that affect access to medicines in various countries.

His research has been published in leading health policy and medical journals, including JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The Milbank Quarterly.


CV (Updated March 2020)


Co-Director, MSc Global Health Policy
HP421 Economic Analysis for Health Policy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
HP424 Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
HP4D2E Principles of Health Technology Assessment                                             

External affiliations                                         

Affiliated Faculty Member, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, KU Leuven, Belgium



Expertise Details

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