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 16.00-18.00 via Student Hub
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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 (LSE), where he is also Co-Director of the MSc Global Health Policy. He was previously a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town’s Health Economics Unit. He has consulted for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.  

Olivier investigates the pricing and affordability of medicines internationally. He has previously conducted research on the costs of drug development and the extent and influence of pharmaceutical lobbying in the United States. His research has been published in leading health policy and medical journals, including JAMAJAMA Internal MedicineThe Lancet, and The Milbank Quarterly.

Olivier holds a PhD in Health Policy from the LSE. He also holds an MSc in International Health Policy (Health Economics) from the LSE and a BSc in International Relations from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.



Programme Co-Director, MSc Global Health Policy
HP424 Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
HP435 Global Access to Medicines 
HP4B1E Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
HP4D2E Principles of Health Technology Assessment                                             


Affiliated Faculty Member, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, KU Leuven, Belgium

Expertise Details

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

My research