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

Costa-i-Font, Joan and McGuire, Alistair and Varol, Nebibe (2014) Price regulation and relative delays in generic drug adoption Journal of Health Economics. ISSN 0167-6296

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

Costa-Font, Joan and McGuire, Alistair and Varol, Nebibe (2014) Price regulation and relative delays in generic drug adoption Journal of Health Economics. ISSN 0167-6296

2013

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

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

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

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

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 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-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-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

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

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 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 (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 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

2007

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

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 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

2005

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

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

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 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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This book integrates two disciplines- economics and political science- to map the past, present and future of the territorial allocation of authority in the decentralized big countries of Western Europe.

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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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