Rodrigo Moreno Serra
Reader, Centre for Health Economics
Rodrigo is a Reader in Global Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics of the University of York, where he co-leads the Global Health Team.
Rodrigo was raised in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he obtained a BSc (Hons) in Economics and an MSc in Economics of Institutions and Development, both from the University of Sao Paulo. He then moved to the UK and received a PhD in Economics from the University of York. Before moving to the University of York he was an MRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College London Business School and Lecturer at the University of Sheffield (Department of Economics). Previous professional appointments also include spells at the World Bank (Development Economics Research Group), University of Sao Paulo (Department of Economics) and Federal University of Sao Paulo (Paulista Center for Health Economics), as well as consultancy work for institutions including WHO, OECD, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Rockefeller Foundation and Save the Children. Rodrigo is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Development (Wiley).
Rodrigo research interests include a variety of topics in the fields of health economics, global health and development economics. He has published several academic papers and policy reports dealing with international comparisons of health systems performance (particularly around health system financing), as well as impact evaluations of health policies and programmes in developing and developed countries. Examples of recently or currently funded research projects led by Rodigo include the formulation of alternative indices to measure development in health; a comparative analysis of the levels and determinants of health system efficiency in Latin American and Caribbean countries; an impact evaluation of the Brazilian primary care strategy; and a comprehensive assessment of the consequences of the Colombian conflict for population health, the health system and post-conflict health policy.