Joan Costa-Font

Summary

Affiliation: London School of Economics
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Income inequalities in unhealthy life styles in England and Spain
    Joan Costa-Font
    London School of Economics, Houghton Street W2A 2AE, London, England, UK Electronic address
    Econ Hum Biol 13:66-75. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Intergenerational and socioeconomic gradients of child obesity
    Joan Costa-Font
    Department of Social Policy Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Health, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 93:29-37. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Publication selection in health policy research: the winner's curse hypothesis
    Joan Costa-Font
    Department of Social Policy and LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
    Health Policy 109:78-87. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Measuring inequalities in health: what do we know? What do we need to know?
    Joan Costa-Font
    London School of Economics, Health and Social Care, London, UK
    Health Policy 106:195-206. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Persistence despite action? Measuring the patterns of health inequality in England (1997-2007)
    Joan Costa Font
    European Institute and Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, UK
    Health Policy 103:149-59. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Attitudes as an expression of knowledge and "political anchoring": the case of nuclear power in the United Kingdom
    Joan Costa-Font
    LSE Health, London School of Economics, London, UK
    Risk Anal 28:1273-88. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Social capital and the social formation of health-related preferences and behaviours
    Joan Costa-Font
    LSE Health, Department of Social Policy, and European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
    Health Econ Policy Law 3:413-27. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Decomposing cross-country differences in levels of obesity and overweight: does the social environment matter?
    Joan Costa Font
    LSE Health, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, CESifo and CAEPS, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 70:1185-93. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Does cost sharing really reduce inappropriate prescriptions among the elderly?
    Joan Costa Font
    London School of Economic and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, England, UK
    Health Policy 101:195-208. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Demand for private health insurance: how important is the quality gap?
    Joan Costa
    LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics, London, UK
    Health Econ 12:587-99. 2003

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. doi request reprint Income inequalities in unhealthy life styles in England and Spain
    Joan Costa-Font
    London School of Economics, Houghton Street W2A 2AE, London, England, UK Electronic address
    Econ Hum Biol 13:66-75. 2014
    ..In contrast, alcohol use appears to be concentrated among richer individuals in both periods and countries examined. ..
  2. doi request reprint Intergenerational and socioeconomic gradients of child obesity
    Joan Costa-Font
    Department of Social Policy Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Health, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 93:29-37. 2013
    ..Hence, it appears income and parental influences are the central determinants of obesity among children. ..
  3. doi request reprint Publication selection in health policy research: the winner's curse hypothesis
    Joan Costa-Font
    Department of Social Policy and LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
    Health Policy 109:78-87. 2013
    ..That is, we find robust evidence of a winner's curse hypothesis contributing to the existence of publication bias found in both the income and the price elasticities of health care and drugs, as well as value of life research...
  4. doi request reprint Measuring inequalities in health: what do we know? What do we need to know?
    Joan Costa-Font
    London School of Economics, Health and Social Care, London, UK
    Health Policy 106:195-206. 2012
    ..We provide an evaluation of the different sources of health inequity and we draw upon measurement issues and their policy significance...
  5. doi request reprint Persistence despite action? Measuring the patterns of health inequality in England (1997-2007)
    Joan Costa Font
    European Institute and Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, UK
    Health Policy 103:149-59. 2011
    ..Patterns of socioeconomic inequalities in health in spearhead areas are not found to be significantly different than health inequalities in non-spearhead areas...
  6. doi request reprint Attitudes as an expression of knowledge and "political anchoring": the case of nuclear power in the United Kingdom
    Joan Costa-Font
    LSE Health, London School of Economics, London, UK
    Risk Anal 28:1273-88. 2008
    ..Perceptions of being informed about radioactive waste and trust in sources providing information about radioactive waste management also predict attitudes toward nuclear power generation...
  7. doi request reprint Social capital and the social formation of health-related preferences and behaviours
    Joan Costa-Font
    LSE Health, Department of Social Policy, and European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
    Health Econ Policy Law 3:413-27. 2008
    ..Additionally, methodological problems are highlighted and possible ways forward suggested...
  8. doi request reprint Decomposing cross-country differences in levels of obesity and overweight: does the social environment matter?
    Joan Costa Font
    LSE Health, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, CESifo and CAEPS, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 70:1185-93. 2010
    ..These results suggest healthy body weight depends on cultural or environmental triggers that operate through individual level health production determinants...
  9. doi request reprint Does cost sharing really reduce inappropriate prescriptions among the elderly?
    Joan Costa Font
    London School of Economic and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, England, UK
    Health Policy 101:195-208. 2011
    ..A relatively close to zero price elasticity suggests that expected prescription quality improvements from co-payments are small in the light of our evidence...
  10. ncbi request reprint Demand for private health insurance: how important is the quality gap?
    Joan Costa
    LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics, London, UK
    Health Econ 12:587-99. 2003
    ..As expected, PHI is a normal good and a rise in the insurance premium reduces the probability of purchasing PHI albeit displaying price elasticities smaller than one in absolute value for different groups of individuals...
  11. ncbi request reprint Generational effects and gender height dimorphism in contemporary Spain
    Joan Costa-Font
    LSE Health and European Institute, London School of Economics, London, UK
    Econ Hum Biol 6:1-18. 2008
    ..Although the mean gender difference in height is 11.7cm, birth cohort and capabilities effects along with other controls explain on average roughly 4% of the gender height dimorphism, irrespective of the quantile considered...
  12. ncbi request reprint Who is willing to pay for long-term care insurance in Catalonia?
    Joan Costa-Font
    European Institute and LSE Health Social Care, London School of Economics, London, UK
    Health Policy 86:72-84. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Housing assets and the socio-economic determinants of health and disability in old age
    Joan Costa-Font
    LSE Health and European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
    Health Place 14:478-91. 2008
    ..Furthermore, housing assets account for more than 90% of socio-economic inequalities and 54% of inequalities in disability...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Constrained competition in parallel drug importation: the case of simvastatin in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom]
    Joan Costa-Font
    London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom Departament de Teoria Econòmica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 21:53-9. 2007
    ..To examine the effects of parallel simvastatin importation on drug price in three of the main parallel importing countries in the European Union, namely the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands...
  15. ncbi request reprint Obesity and the incidence of chronic diseases in Spain: a seemingly unrelated probit approach
    Joan Costa-Font
    Departament de Teoria Econòmica and CAEPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Econ Hum Biol 3:188-214. 2005
    ..Its findings provide evidence of a positive and significant, although specification-dependent, association between obesity and the prevalence of all chronic illness examined...
  16. ncbi request reprint Public health expenditure and spatial interactions in a decentralized national health system
    Joan Costa-Font
    Departament de Teoria Econòmica and CAEPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Health Econ 16:291-306. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint [Collective participation and the elicitation of preferences for health care programs: a health system perspective]
    Joan Costa-Font
    Departament de Teoria Econòmica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 19:242-52. 2005
    ..Finally, the paper suggests some policy implications for policy making design in Spain...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluating mental health care and policy in Spain
    Luis Salvador-Carulla
    Research Unit, Fundacio Villablanca, Reus, University of Cadiz, Jerez and Red de Investigación en Actividades Preventivas y de Prevención de la Salud redIAPP, Barcelona, Spain
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 13:73-86. 2010
    ..Evidence informed policy aims to make use of a wide range of relevant data, taking into account past experience and local culture and context...
  19. pmc Does organ donation legislation affect individuals' willingness to donate their own or their relative's organs? Evidence from European Union survey data
    Elias Mossialos
    LSE Health, London School of Economics, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:48. 2008
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  20. ncbi request reprint In search of a corrected prescription drug elasticity estimate: a meta-regression approach
    Marin C Gemmill
    LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
    Health Econ 16:627-43. 2007
    ..Elasticity estimates are lower when the institutional setting was a tax-based health insurance system...
  21. ncbi request reprint Diversity and regional inequalities in the Spanish 'system of health care services'
    Guillem Lopez-Casasnovas
    Departament d Economia i Empresa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Econ 14:S221-35. 2005
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  22. doi request reprint Behavioral adjustment to avian flu in Europe during spring 2006: the roles of knowledge and proximity to risk
    Caroline Rudisill
    LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 75:1362-71. 2012
    ..These findings have implications for our larger understanding of how individuals alter their behavior in the face of new health risks...
  23. ncbi request reprint Power rather than path dependency? The dynamics of institutional change under health care federalism
    Ana Rico
    Institute of Health Policy and Management iBMG, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Health Polit Policy Law 30:231-52. 2005
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