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Staff Biography


[Photo: Joan COSTA FONT] Dr Joan COSTA FONT
Research Associate - Wellbeing
Tel:  020 7955 6484
Email: j.costa-font@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: LSE  COW 3.11A

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Political Economy, Health Economics, Social Policy, Social Economics

Biography:

Dr Joan Costa-i-Font's research aims at contributing to the design of European social protection policies and institutions, mostly in the areas of health and ageing. He works at LSE as an Associate Professor (Reader) of Political Economy in the Department of Social Policy and the European Institute. Joan has held various visiting and research posts at Harvard University, Boston College, Oxford University and the University of Munich among other universities. He teaches ‘Economics of European Social Policy’(SA4F7) and 'Political and Fiscal Integration and Disintegration in the European Union' (EU439). Outside LSE he is affiliated to CESIfo.

Current Areas of Research:

1. Political and fiscal interactions in the financing of health and long term care - public finance, fiscal federalism, public choice.

2.Health inequalities across the life-course and causal origins of socio-economic determinants - intergenerational transmission and economic policy refroms on children and adult's health.

3. Social incentives (ideas, culture, identity) and preferences for ones's wellbeing (health) and that of others (altruism, insurance and redistribution)

Education:

  • Marie Curie Postdoctoral Training Program, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • PhD Economics & MSc (Econ) International Health Policy (with Public Economics), LSE with distinction
  • BA in Economics,Univeristy of Barcelona & BA in Law & BA in Political Science

Awards:

  • Harkness Fellowship in Health Policy,2012
  • Bayer Health Economics Award in 2003 and 2011
  • Brian Abel Smith, Best MSc student Award, 2000

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • CESIfo - Network Research Affiliate

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications:

  • Not all Incentives Wash out the Warm Glow: The Case of Blood Donation Revisited
    Joan  Costa Font, Mireia Jofre-Bonet, Steven T. Yen, July 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1157: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Anorexia, Body Image and Peer Effects: Evidence from a Sample of European Women
    Joan Costa Font, Mireia Jofre-Bonet, November 2011
    Paper No' CEPDP1098: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Social Identity and Redistributive Preferences: A Survey
    Joan  Costa Font, Frank A Cowell,
    Paper No' PEP 15: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)