David is a health economist with expertise in policy evaluation and applied microeconometrics. David joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as Assistant Professor in Health Economics in November 2020 where he co-leads the Policy Evaluation theme within the Global Health ECOnomics (GHECO) centre. David is also an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London and a Visiting Fellow at LSE Health. He currently works on the identification of person-level treatment effects using electronic health records and quasi-experimental methods. David holds a BA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), an MSc in Health Economics and Policy from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a PhD in Health Economics from LSHTM.
Prior to re-joining LSHTM, he was a Research Fellow in Health Economics at Imperial College London and a Research Associate in Health Economics at the University of Manchester. David also has professional experience in both the public and private sectors in Mexico, including at the Ministry of Finance of the Mexico City Government, the Ministry of Social Development and a consultancy firm specialising in public finance. David’s main research interests are policy evaluation, health microeconometrics, performance measurement, health care financing and quality of health care.