Costa-i-Font, Joan


Dr Joan Costa-i-Font  

Department

Position held

Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Associate

LSE Health and Social Care

Associate

Department of Social Policy

Associate Professor (Reader) in Political Economy

European Institute

Associate Professor (Reader) in Political Economy

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Harvard University

Harkness Fellow

CESifo

Network Research Fellow

Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Editor

Experience keywords:

social economics; social protection; public choice; economics of lifestyles; population economics; empirical economics; health economics; long term care; ageing; health inequalities; decentralisation

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Dr Costa-Font’s main research and teaching is broadly on the economic analysis of social policies, social behaviour and the design of European social protection institutions (mainly dealing with health and old age needs).

Dr Costa- Font is now on twitter @JoanCostaiFont.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

HealthcareInformation TechnologyPolicy and Regulatory BodiesPublic Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

USA; Mexico; Europe

Languages:

Catalan [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Basque [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; German [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressRadio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6484

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rudisill, Caroline and Tan, S. (2014) Brand loyalty, patients and limited generic medicines uptake Health Policy. ISSN 0168-8510

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2014) Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey Journal of Economic Surveys. ISSN 0950-0804

Costa-Font, Joan and Just, D. R. and Fasolo, Barbara and Powdthavee, Nattavudh (2014) Nudging ourselves? The limits of incentivizing "good behavior". Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 36 (1). 1-5. ISSN 2040-5790

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Zigante, Valentina (2014) Why the views of middle class citizens help explain increased choice in European healthcare systems LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 Nov 2014) Blog entry

Costa-i-Font, Joan and De-Albuquerque, Filipe and Doucouliagos, Hristos (2014) Do jurisdictions compete on taxes? A meta-regression analysis Public Choice, 161 (3-4). 451-470. ISSN 0048-5829

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Kossarova, Lucia (2014) Anthropometric dividends of Czechoslovakia’s break up Political science and political economy working papers, 4/2014. London School of Economics, London, UK.

Costa-Font, Joan and Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina and Rubio, Dolores Jiménez (2014) Income inequalities in unhealthy life styles in England and Spain Economics and Human Biology, 13. 66-75. ISSN 1570-677X

Sato, Azusa and Costa-Font, Joan (2014) The hedonic procedural effect of traditional medicines Journal of Happiness Studies, 15 (5). 1061-1084. ISSN 1389-4978

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Zigante, Valentina (2014) 'The choice agenda' in European health systems: the role of 'middle class demands' LEQS discussion papers, 82/2014. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Mas, Núria (2014) 'Globesity'? the effects of globalization on obesity and caloric intake CESifo working paper series , 4982 . The CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

Costa-Font, Joan and McGuire, Alistair and Varol, Nebibe (2014) Regulation effects on the adoption of new medicines Empirical Economics, NYP. ISSN 0377-7332

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Courbage, Christophe (2014) Crowding out of long-term care insurance: evidence from European expectations data CESifo working paper series , 4910. The CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

2013

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina and McDonald, James Ted and Variyam, Jayachandran N. (2013) Understanding healthy lifestyles: the role of choice and the environment Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 35 (1). 1-6. ISSN 2040-5790

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2013) Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey CESifo working paper, no. 4440. CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia (2013) Anorexia, body image and peer effects: evidence from a sample of European women Economica, 80 (317). 44-64. ISSN 0013-0427

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Hernandez-Quevedo, Christina and Sato, Azusa (2013) A 'Health Kuznets' curve'? Cross-country and longitudinal evidence CESifo working paper, no. 4446. CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2013) Measuring health inequality with categorical data: some regional patterns CESifo working paper, no. 4427. CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

Costa-Font, Joan and McGuire, Alistair and Stanley, Tom (2013) Publication selection in health policy research: the winner's curse hypothesis Health Policy, 109 (1). 78-87. ISSN 0168-8510

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia and Yen, Steven T. (2013) Not all incentives wash out the warm glow: the case of blood donation revisited Kyklos, 66 (4). 521-543. ISSN 0023-5962

Costa-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2013) Measuring health inequality with categorical data: some regional patterns Research on Economic Inequality, 21. 53-76. ISSN 1049-2585

Costa-Font, Joan (2013) Housing-related well-being in older people: the impact of environmental and financial influences Urban Studies, 50 (4). 657-673. ISSN 0042-0980

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina (2013) Inequalities in self-reported health: a meta-regression analysis LSE Health working paper series in health policy and economics , 32/2013. LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Sato, Azusa and Costa-i-Font, Joan (2013) Social networking for medical information: a digital divide or a trust inquiry? Health Policy and Technology, 2 (3). 139-150. ISSN 2211-8837

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gil, Joan (2013) Intergenerational and socioeconomic gradients of childhood obesity LSE Health working paper series in health policy and economics , 30/2013. LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Costa-Font, Joan and Gil, Joan (2013) Intergenerational and socioeconomic gradients of child obesity Social Science and Medicine, 93. 29-37. ISSN 0277-9536

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Mas, Núria and Navarro, Patricia (2013) Globesity: is globalization a pathway to obesity? LSE Health working paper series in health policy and economics , 31/2013. LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2012

McGuire, Alistair and Costa-i-Font, Joan, eds (2012) The LSE companion to health policy Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781781004234

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2012) The centralisation of education funding and the new health reforms are inconsistent with localism and accountable government British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 Apr 2012) Blog entry

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet , Mireia (2012) Government intervention would be justified to prevent a potential epidemic of food disorders British Politics and Policy at LSE (8 Mar 2012) Blog entry

Costa-i-Font, Joan, ed (2012) Europe and the Mediterranean economy Routledge studies in the European economy. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415667654

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2012) Myths of health care decentralization Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 17 (4). 252-253. ISSN 1355-8196

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Karlsson, Martin and van den Berg, Bernard (2012) Redesigning long-term care finance and delivery Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 34 (2). 215-219. ISSN 2040-5790

Costa-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia and Yen, Steven T. (2012) Non-monetary rewards could be used to incentivise blood donation British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 Aug 2012) Blog entry

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2012) A better understanding of the behavioural constraints that people face will help policy makers to more effectively target public policy interventions that aim to change their actions British Politics and Policy at LSE (2 Feb 2012) Blog entry

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2012) Sunday’s election confirms that a majority of Catalans support independence, but there are deep divisions over what an independent Catalonia should look like LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Sato, Azusa and Costa-i-Font, Joan (2012) The hedonic placebo effect of traditional medicines LSE Health working papers, 28. LSE Health, London, UK.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2012) Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey Public Economics Programme discussion papers, PEP 15. The Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Greer, Scott, eds (2012) Federalism and decentralization in European health and social care Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230285248

Sato, Azusa and Costa-i-Font, Joan (2012) Does culture matter at all in explaining why people still use traditional medicines? LSE Health working papers, 27. LSE Health, London, UK.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina (2012) Measuring Inequalities in Health: What do we Know? What do we need to Know? Health Policy, 106 (2). 195-206. ISSN 0168-8510

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Sato, Azusa (2012) Health systems futures: the challenges of technology, prevention and insurance Futures, 44 (7). 696-703. ISSN 0016-3287

Costa-i-Font, Joan and McGuire, Alistair and Stanley, Tom (2012) Publication selection in health policy research: the winner’s curse hypothesis LSE Health working papers, 25/2012. LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2012) Fiscal federalism and European health system decentralization: a perspective LSE 'Europe in Question' discussion paper series, 55/2012. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia and Yen, Steven T. (2012) Not all incentives wash out the warm glow: the case of blood donation revisited CEP discussion papers, CEPDP1157. Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK.

Costa-Font, Joan and McGuire, Alistair and Serra-Sastre, Victoria (2012) The “Weisbrod Quadrilemma” revisited: insurance incentives on new health technologies The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Issues and Practice, 37 (4). 678-695. ISSN 1018-5895

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina and Jiménez-Rubio, Dolores (2012) Do income gradients in unhealthy behaviours explain patterns of health inequalities? LSE Health working paper series in health policy and economics , 29/2012. LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Varol, Nebibe and Costa-i-Font, Joan and McGuire, Alistair (2012) Does adoption of pharmaceutical innovation respond to changes in the regulatory environment? Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 34 (3). 531-553. ISSN 2040-5790

Rudisill, Caroline and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Mossialos, Elias (2012) Behavioral adjustment to avian flu in Europe during spring 2006: the roles of knowledge and proximity to risk Social Science and Medicine, 75 (8). 1362-1371. ISSN 0277-9536

2011

Costa-Font, Joan and Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina and Jiménez Rubio, Dolores (2011) Should we be concerned about income inequalities in unhealthy life styles? IEF working paper, Instituto de Estudios Fiscales, Madrid, Spain.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Salvador-Carulla, Luis and Cabases, Juan and Alonso, Jordi and McDaid, David (2011) Tackling neglect and mental health reform in a devolved system of welfare governance Journal of Social Policy, 40. 295-312. ISSN 1469-7823

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina and McGuire, Alistair (2011) While health inequalities may have declined under Labour, specific interventions have not had a significant impact British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 May 2011) blog

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2011) Reforming long term care in Europe Wiley-Blackwell, London, UK. ISBN 9781444338737

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rudisill, Caroline (2011) A move to presumed consent would increase the number of organ donors and their willingness to donate British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Jul 2011) Blog entry

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia (2011) Anorexia, body image and peer effects: evidence from a sample of European women (discussion paper) CEP discussion paper, 1098. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2011) Behavioural welfare economics: does 'behavioural optimality' matter? CESifo Economic Studies, 57 (4). 551-559. ISSN 1612-7501

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gemmill, Marin and Rubert, Gloria (2011) Biases in the healthcare luxury good hypothesis?: a meta-regression analysis Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 174 (1). 95-107. ISSN 0964-1998

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Courbage, Christophe , eds (2011) Financing long-term care in Europe: institutions, markets and models Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230249462

Costa-Font, Joan and Gemmill Toyama, Marin (2011) Does cost sharing really reduce inappropriate prescriptions among the elderly? Health Policy, 101 (2). 195-208. ISSN 0168-8510

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina and McGuire, Alistair (2011) Persistence despite action? Measuring the patterns of health inequality in England (1997–2007) Health Policy, 103 (2-3). 149-159. ISSN 0168-8510

2010

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2010) Book review: territory, democracy and justice: regionalism and federalism in western democracies Regional Studies, 44 (1). 135. ISSN 0034-3404

Banting, Keith and Costa-i-Font, Joan (2010) Decentralization, welfare, and social citizenship in contemporary democracies Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 28 (3). 381-388. ISSN 0263-774X

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2010) Book review: the politics of European Union health policies Journal of European Social Policy, 20 (2). 170-170. ISSN 1461-7269

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gemmill-Toyama, Marin (2010) Does cost sharing really reduce inappropriate prescriptions? CESifo working paper, no. 3002. CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

Salvador-Carulla, Luis and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cabases, Juan and McDaid, David and Alonso, Jordi (2010) Evaluating mental health care and policy in Spain Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 13 (2). 73-86. ISSN 1099-176X

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gil, Joan and Mascarilla-Miró, Oscar (2010) Housing wealth and housing decisions in old age: sale and reversion Housing Studies, 25 (3). 375-395. ISSN 0267-3037

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2010) Regional single currency effects on bilateral trade with the European Union LSE 'Europe in Question' discussion paper series, 26/2010. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Costa-Font, Joan (2010) Family ties and the crowding out of long-term care insurance Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 26 (4). 691-712. ISSN 0266-903X

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2010) Does devolution lead to regional inequalities in welfare activity? Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 28 (3). 435-449. ISSN 0263-774X

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Fabbri, Daniele and Gil, Joan (2010) Decomposing cross-country differences in levels of obesity and overweight: does the social environment matter? Social Science and Medicine, 70 (8). 1185-1193. ISSN 0277-9536

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2010) Devolution, diversity and welfare reform: long-term care in the ‘Latin Rim’ Social Policy and Administration, 44 (4). 481-494. ISSN 0144-5596

Breyer, Frederich and Costa-Font, Joan and Felder, Stefan (2010) Ageing, health, and health care Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 26 (4). 674-690. ISSN 0266-903X

2009

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Courbage, Christophe and McGuire, Alistair, eds (2009) The economics of new health technologies Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199550685

López Casasnovas, Guillem and McDaid, David and Costa-i-Font, Joan (2009) Decentralisation and management autonomy?: evidence from the Catalonian hospital sector in a decentralised Spain International Public Management Review, 10 (2). 103-119. ISSN 1662-1387

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Fabbri, Daniele and Gil, Joan (2009) Decomposing body mass index gaps between Mediterranean countries: a counterfactual quantile regression analysis Economics and Human Biology, 7. 351-365. ISSN 1670-677X

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Mascarilla-Miró, O. and Elvira, D. (2009) Ageing in place? An examination of elderly people housing preferences in Spain Urban Studies, 46 (2). 295-316. ISSN 1360-063X

Costa-Font, Joan and Gil, Joan (2009) Exploring the pathways of inequality in health, health care access and financing in decentralized Spain Journal of European Social Policy, 19 (5). 446-458. ISSN 0958-9287

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Mossialos, Elias and Rudisill, Caroline (2009) When is the Internet a valued communication device for health information in Europe? Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 18 (5). 429-445. ISSN 1043-8599

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2009) Do incentives, complexity and the demand for leisure explain caesarean-section deliveries? International Journal of Social Economics, 36 (9). 906-915. ISSN 0306-8293

Costa-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia (2009) Body image, peer effects and food disorders: evidence from a sample of European women The LSE Health working papers, 15/2009. LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 9780853280088

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Mossialos, Elias and Rudisill, Caroline (2009) Optimism and the perceptions of new risks Journal of Risk Research, 12 (1). 27-41. ISSN 1366-9877

2008

Aspachs, Oriol and Clots-Figueres, Irma and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Massella, Paolo (2008) Compulsory language educational policies and identity formation Journal of European Economic Association, 6 (2-3). 434-444. ISSN 1542-4766

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Wittenberg, Raphael and Patxot, Concepció and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Gori, Cristiano and di Maio, Alessandra and Pickard, Linda and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz (2008) Projecting long-term care expenditure in four European Union member states: the influence of demographic scenarios Social Indicators Research, 86 (2). 303-321. ISSN 0303-8300

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Moscone, Francesco (2008) The impact of decentralization and inter-territorial interactions on Spanish health expenditure Empirical Economics, 34 (1). 167-184. ISSN 0377-7332

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rovira-Forns, Joan (2008) Who is willing to pay for long-term care insurance in Catalonia? Health Policy, 86 (1). 72-84. ISSN 0168-8510

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Garcia-Gonzalez, Anna and Font-Vilalta, Montserrat (2008) Relative income and attitudes towards long-term care financing Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, 33 (4). 673-693. ISSN 1018-5895

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia (2008) Is there a 'secession of the wealthy'?: private health insurance uptake and National Health System support Bulletin of Economic Research, 60 (3). 265-287. ISSN 0307-3378

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gil, J. (2008) What lies behind socio-economic inequalities in obesity in Spain: a decomposition approach Food Policy, 33 (1). 61-73. ISSN 0306-9192

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2008) Housing assets and the socio-economic determinants of health and disability in old age Health and Place, 14 (3). 478-491. ISSN 1353-8292

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rudisill, Caroline and Mossialos, Elias (2008) Attitudes as an expression of knowledge and 'political anchoring': the case of nuclear power in the United Kingdom. Risk Analysis, 28 (5). 1273-1283. ISSN 1539-6924

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gil, Joan (2008) Would socio-economic inequalities in depression fade away with income transfers? Journal of Happiness Studies, 9 (4). 539-558. ISSN 1389-4978

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Mladovsky, Philipa (2008) Social capital and the social formation of health-related preferences and behaviours Health Economics, Policy and Law, 3 (04). 413-427. ISSN 1744-1331

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gil Transfi, Joan (2008) Generational effects and gender height dimorphism in contemporary Spain Economics and Human Biology, 6 (1). 1-18. ISSN 1670-677X

Kanavos, Panos and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Seeley, Elizabeth (2008) Competition in off-patent drug markets: issues, regulation and evidence Economic Policy, 23 (55). 499-544. ISSN 0266-4658

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Fabbri, Daniele and Gil, Joan (2008) Decomposing cross-country differences in levels of obesity and overweight: does the social environment matter? LSE Health working papers, 12/2008. LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 9780853280057

Mossialos, Elias and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rudisill, Caroline (2008) Does organ donation legislation affect individuals' willingness to donate their own or their relative's organs?: evidence from European Union survey data BMC Health Services Research, 8 (48). ISSN 1472-6963

2007

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Kanavos, Panos and Rovira-Forns, Joan (2007) Determinants of out-of-pocket pharmaceutical expenditure and access to drugs in Catalonia Applied Economics, 39 (5). 541-551. ISSN 0003-6846

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Pons-Novell, J (2007) Public health expenditure and spatial interactions in a decentralized national health system Health Economics, 16 (3). 291-306. ISSN 1057-9230

Gemmill, Marin and Costa-i-Font, Joan and McGuire, Alistair (2007) In search of a corrected prescription drug elasticity estimate: a meta-regression approach Health Economics, 16 (6). 627-643. ISSN 1057-9230

Kanavos, Panos and Costa-i-Font, Joan and McGuire, Alistair (2007) Product differentiation, competition and regulation of new drugs: the case of statins in four European countries Managerial and Decision Economics, 28 (4-5). 455-465. ISSN 1099-1468

Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gori, Cristiano and di Maio, Alessandra and Patxot, Concepció and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz and Wittenberg, Raphael (2007) Modelling an entitlement to long-term care services for older people in Europe: projection for long-term care expenditure to 2050 Journal of European Social Policy, 17 (1). 33-48. ISSN 0958-9287

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Puig-Junoy, Jaume (2007) Institutional change, innovation and regulation failure: evidence from the Spanish drug market Policy and Politics, 35 (4). 701-718. ISSN 0305-5736

2006

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rico, A. (2006) Devolution and the interregional inequalities in health and healthcare in Spain Regional Studies, 40 (8). 1-13. ISSN 0034-3404

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rico, A. (2006) Vertical competition in the Spanish National Health System (NHS) Public Choice, 128 (3-4). 477-498. ISSN 1573-7101

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2006) Pricing and reimbursement policies in Spain: current and future trends In: Garau, Martina and Mestre-Ferrandiz, Jorge, (eds.) European Medicines Pricing and Reimbursement : Now and the Future. Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford, UK, 79-94. ISBN 9781846191848

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Mossialos, Elias (2006) Which policies effectively enable smoking cessation? Evidence from the European Union International Journal of Social Economics, 33 (1). 77-100. ISSN 0306-8293

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Font-Vilalta, Montserrat (2006) Design limitations of long-term care insurance schemes: A comparative study of the situation in Spain International Social Security Review, 59 (4). 91-110. ISSN 0020-871X

López, Guillem and McDaid, David and Costa-i-Font, Joan (2006) Health care management autonomy: Evidence from the catalonian hospital sector in a decentralised Spain Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gil, Joan (2006) Revisiting the ‘fat and jolly’ hypothesis: socio-environmental determinants of obesity and depression in Spain Socio-Economic Review, 4 (3). 513-542. ISSN 1475-1461

Gemmill, Marin and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Kanavos, Panos (2006) Insurance coverage and the heterogeneity of health and drug spending in the United States Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, 31 (4). 669-691. ISSN 1018-5895

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet, Mireia (2006) Are private health insurance subscribers unsatisfied with the Spanish National Health System? Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, 31 (4). 650-668. ISSN 1018-5895

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rodriguez-Oreggia, Eduardo (2006) Path dependency and the allocation of public investment in Mexico Environment and Planning C : Government and Policy, 24 (2). 297-311. ISSN 0263-774X

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Mascarilla-Miró, Oscar and Elvira, David (2006) Means testing and the heterogeneity of housing assets: funding long-term care in Spain Social Policy and Administration, 40 (5). 543-559. ISSN 0144-5596

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Gori, Cristiano and Costa-i-Font, Joan and di Maio, Alessandra and Patxot, Concepció and Pickard, Linda and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz (2006) Future long-term care expenditure in Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom Ageing and Society, 26 (2). 285-302. ISSN 1469-1779

2005

Costa-i-Font, Joan (2005) Inequalities in self reported health within Spanish regional health services: devolution re-examined? International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 20 (1). 41-52. ISSN 0749-6753

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rodriguez-Oreggia, Eduardo (2005) Is the impact of public investment neutral across the regional income distribution?: evidence from Mexico Economic Geography, 81 (3). 305-322. ISSN 0013-0095

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gil, Joan (2005) Obesity and the incidence of chronic diseases in Spain: a seemingly unrelated probit approach Economics and Human Biology, 3 (2). 188-214. ISSN 1670-677X

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rodriguez-Oreggia, Eduardo (2005) Trade and the effect of public investment on regional inequalities in heterogeneously integrated areas The World Economy, 28 (6). 873-892. ISSN 0378-5920

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rovira, Joan (2005) Eliciting preferences for collectively financed health programmes: the 'willingness to assign' approach Applied Economics, 37 (14). 1571-1583. ISSN 0003-6846

Mossialos, Elias and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Davaki, Konstantina and Karras, Konstantinos (2005) Is there 'patient selection' in the demand for private maternity care in Greece? Applied Economics Letters, 12 (1). 7-12. ISSN 1350-4851

Lopez-Casasnovas, Guillem and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Planas, Ivan (2005) Diversity and regional inequalities in the Spanish system of health care services Health Economics, 14 (S1). 221-235. ISSN 1057-9230

Rico, Ana and Costa-i-Font, Joan (2005) Power rather than path dependency?: The dynamics of institutional change under health care federalism Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 30 (1). 231-252. ISSN 0361-6878

Kanavos, Panos and Costa-i-Font, Joan (2005) Pharmaceutical parallel trade in Europe: stakeholders and competition effects Economic Policy, 20 (44). 751-798. ISSN 0266-4658

2004

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gil Transfi, Joan (2004) Social interactions and the contemporaneous determinants of individuals’ weight Applied Economics, 36 (20). 2253-2263. ISSN 0003-6846

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Patxot, Concepció (2004) The intergenerational impact of long-term care financing alternatives in Spain The Geneva Papers of Risk and Insurance, 29 (4). 599-619. ISSN 1554-964X

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Font-Vilalta, Montserrat (2004) Preference for National Health Service use and the demand for private health insurance in Spain Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, 29 (4). 705-718. ISSN 1018-5895

2003

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Tremosa, R (2003) Spanish regions and the macroeconomic benefits of the European monetary union Regional Studies, 37 (3). 219-228. ISSN 0034-3404

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rodriguez-Oreggia, Eduardo and Lunapla, Dario (2003) Political competition and pork-barrel politics in the allocation of public investment in Mexico Public Choice, 116 (1-2). 185-204. ISSN 0048-5829

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Garcia, Jaume (2003) Demand for private health insurance: how important is the quality gap? Health Economics, 12 (7). 587-599. ISSN 1057-9230

2000

Rovira, Joan and Kip Viscusi, W. and Antoñanzas, Fernando and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Hart, Warren and Carvalho, Irineu (2000) Smoking risks in Spain: part II — perceptions of environmental tobacco smoke externalities Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 21 (2-3). 187-212. ISSN 0895-5646

Rovira, Joan and Kip Viscusi, W. and Antoñanzas, Fernando and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Hart, Warren and Carvalho, Irineu (2000) Smoking risks in Spain: part II - perceptions of environmental tobacco smoke externalities Economics and Business Discussion Paper, 305. Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA., USA.


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Awards

Harkness Fellowship (2012);
Bayer Health Economics Award (2011 & 2003);
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001);
Brian Abel Smith Award (2000);
Outstanding Paper published in 2006 in the International Journal of Social Economics


 

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