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Inequality aversion and its determinants across health and income domains

Thursday 7 September 2017, 2.00PM to 3.15pm

Speaker(s): Dr Joan Costa-Font, Associate Professor, London School of Economics

Abstract: The presentation examines evidence from a recent survey experiment in the UK where we examine general public’s attitudes to health and income inequalities and its determinants. 

Dr Costa-Font is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in the newly created Department of Health Policy and the European Institute, an associate faculty of the International Inequalities Institute, and a CESIfo network fellow. His central academic interests fall at the intersection of ‘health economics’, ’political economy', and ‘behavioural economics', and have a strong policy focus. More specifically, the core of his current research revolves around two main themes. The first one considers the economic analysis health and long-term care financing and, especially, the interaction of public and private sectors and its effects on health disadvantage. The second broadly focuses on the design of behavioural and institutional incentives for health and social behaviour, alongside its distributional and economic implications (e.g., effects on employment, productivity, savings etc).

Location: ARRC Auditorium A/RC/014

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  • Thursday 7 February
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  • Thursday 4 April 
    Eugenio Zucchelli, Lancaster University
  • Monday 13 May
    Davide Rasella, Fiocruz Brazil
  • Thursday 4 July
    Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder, Bristol University
  • Thursday 5 September
    Jose-Luis Fernandez, LSE 
  • Thursday 3 October
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  • Thursday 7 November
    Linda Davies, Manchester University
  • Wednesday 5 December
    Mandy Ryan, HERU, University of Aberdeen