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 15.00-17.00
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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, where he directs the master of science programme in global health policy.

Olivier researches and teaches about the pricing and affordability of medicines internationally. He has previously conducted research on the cost of drug development and the political influence of the pharmaceutical lobby. His work has been published in leading health policy and medical journals, including The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, The Milbank Quarterly, and The New England Journal of Medicine. In 2021, Olivier was awarded LSE’s Excellence in Education Award for “outstanding teaching contribution and educational leadership”.

Olivier has a PhD in health policy from the LSE. He also holds an MSc in health economics from the LSE and a BSc in international relations from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He was previously a visiting research fellow at the University of Cape Town. Olivier has served as an adviser to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization.

CV (updated July 2023)



HP424 Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy

HP435 Global Access to Medicines

HP4D2E Principles of Health Technology Assessment


Expertise Details

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

My research