Dr Mylene Lagarde

Dr Mylene Lagarde

Associate Professor of Health Economics, Deputy Head of Department (Research)

Department of Health Policy

020 7107 5306
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COW 3.02
Office Hours
Wednesday 17:00-18:00
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Key Expertise
Health Economics, Global Health

About me

Mylene Lagarde is Associate Professor of Health Economics and Deputy Head of Department (Research) in the Department of Health Policy. Having trained as an economist in France, Mylene's interest in health in low-income settings was triggered by the two-year experience she had in Cameroon as a health financing advisor in the Ministry of Health (2003-2004). Soon after, she joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to start her academic career as a Research Fellow in Health Economics. She joined the LSE in September 2016.

In her research, Mylene uses applied economic analysis and a range of empirical methods to understand the drivers of individual decisions made by patients as well as providers, with a view to inform current health policy debates in low- and middle income countries. She is particularly interested in exploring the determinants of providers’ performance and the demand for healthcare services.


Co-Director, MPhil/PhD Programme in Health Economics and Policy
Programme Co-Director, MSc International Health Policy (Health Economics)
Programme Co-Director, MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing
HP421 Economic Analysis for Health Policy in Low- Middle-Income Countries
HP428 Randomised Evaluations of Health Programmes
HP4F3E Randomised Evaluation of Health Programmes and Policies 
HP500 Advanced Health Policy and Health Economics (MPhil/PhD course)


Honorary staff member at the Centre for Health Policy, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Expertise Details

Applied economic studies; provider behaviour; randomised field experiments; demand for health care; low- and middle-income countries

My research

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