Professor Joan Costa-Font

Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Ageing and Health Incentives Lab (AHIL), Department of Health Policy

Joan Costa-i-Font

Professor Joan Costa-Font (he/him) works at the LSE as a Professor of Health Economics, and he is a faculty associate of LSE Health where he leads the Ageing and Health Incentives Lab (AHIL), and the International Inequalities Institute, where he co-leads the perceptions of inequality program. He is affiliated with the two major global economics research networks, namely IZA, and CESifo. He specialises in the economics of healthy ageing and the behavioural economics and behavioural political economy of health care and health disadvantage.

Joan has been a recipient of a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2001), a Harkness Fellowship (2012) based at Harvard University and a Policy Evaluation Fellowship based at Sciences Po (2022). He has held research and teaching positions at Oxford University, Boston College, UCL, Paris Dauphine, Universita Cattolica, Sciences Po and the University of California San Francisco. In addition to working as a consultant for several national and international organizations, including the House of Lords, the NIHR, Public Health England, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Health Organization, he has led multiple research projects as the primary investigator. Joan serves on the Scientific Committee of the Brocher Foundation (Geneva), the Fondazione Cariplo (Milan), and the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Economics for Environment, Climate Change, and Health (WHO TAG-EconECH).

Expertise: behavioural incentives; ageing, long term care, health disadvantage; healthy lifestyles; smoking, obesity, sleep, food , exercise; gender, family and health

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