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Joan Costa-Font is an Associate Professor (Reader) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has been Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a visiting fellow at Boston College, Oxford University, and UCL (Economics), as well as a visiting professor at Paris Dauphine University and Universita Cattolica. In addition to IZA, he collaborates with CESifo as a research fellow.
The core of his research is on health economics, and most of my current work concentrates on examining (i) the economic effects of aging and long-term care programs, and (ii) the design of incentives for health behaviors. However, his wider interests extend into questions about how best to design social programs and, the logic behind the social formation of preferences. Most of his research can be regularly found in all the main field journals in health economics (e.g., Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, American Journal of Health Economics), behavioral economics (e.g., Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty), as well as general audience journals in economics (e.g., Journal of the European Economic Association, Economica), political economy (e.g., Economic Policy, Public Choice) and social sciences (e.g., Social Science and Medicine, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A).
Joan has earned three undergraduate degrees (BSc, Licenciado) in economics, law, and political science, both an MA in Economics (UPF) and an MSc (Econ) in International Health Policy (LSE, with distinction & best student prize, 2000), as well as a PhD in Economics (UB), followed by a Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellowship (LSE).
Joan Costa-Font joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2017.