Researchers at LCHE have published in journals such as Science, New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, Health Affairs, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, and Economic Journal.

Representative publications

Below a selection of publications from LCHE researchers based on the domains of health behavior and determinants, policy, and economics.

Health behaviors and determinants

Stringhini S., Carmeli, C., Jokela, M., Avendaño, M., McCrory, C., d’Errico, A., Bochud, et al. Socioeconomic status, non-communicable disease risk factors, and walking speed in older adults: multi-cohort population based study. BMJ. 2018. 360 1046.

Campos-Mercade P., Schneider F., Meier A. N., Meier S., Pope D., Wengström E. Monetary Incentives Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations. Science. 2021. 374 6569.

Richards M. R., Marti J., Maclean J. C., Fletcher J., Kenkel D. Tobacco Control, Medicaid Coverage, and the Demand for Smoking Cessation Drugs. American Journal of Health Economics. 2017. 3 (4) 528-549.

Selby K., Marti J., Durand M. A. We are all choice architects: using behavioral economics to improve smoking cessation in primary care. Journal of general internal medicine. 2022. 37 (7) 1783–1785. 

Campos-Mercade P., Meier A. N., Schneider F., Wengström E. Prosociality Predicts Health Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Public Economics. 2021. 195. 

Maurer J. (2009). Who has a clue to preventing the flu? Unravelling supply and demand effects on the take-up of influenza vaccinations. Journal of Health Economics. 2009. 28 (3) 704-717.

Flores G., Ingenhaag M., Maurer J. An anatomy of old-age disability: Time use, affect and experienced utility. Journal of Health Economics. 2015. 44 150-160.

Borrat-Besson, C., Vilpert, S., Borasio, G. D., Maurer, J. Views on a “Good Death”: End-of-life preferences and their association with socio-demographic characteristics in a representative sample of older adults in Switzerland. OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying. 2022. 85 (2) 409-428.

Kieny C., Flores G., Ingenhaag M., Maurer, J. Healthy, wealthy, wise, and happy? Assessing age differences in evaluative and emotional well-being among mature adults from five low-and middle-income. Social Indicators Research. 2020. 1-32.

Maurer J., Klein R., Vella F. Subjective health assessments and active labor market participation of older men: evidence from a semiparametric binary choice model with nonadditive correlated individual-specific effects. Review of Economics and Statistics. 2011. 93 (3) 764-774.

Meier A. N., Andersson O., Campos-Mercade P., Wengström E. Anticipation of COVID-19 Vaccines Reduces Willingness to Socially Distance. Journal of Health Economics. 2021. 80 102530.

Meier A. N. Emotions and Risk Attitudes. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2022. 14 (3) 527-58.

Maurer J., Harris K. M. Learning to Trust Flu Shots: Quasi‐Experimental Evidence from the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic. Health economics. 2016. 25 (9) 1148-1162.

Health policy

Sripathy A., Marti J., Patel H., Sheikh J. I., Darzi A. W. Health Professional Education And Universal Health Coverage: A Summary Of Challenges And Selected Case Studies.  Health affairs. 2017. 36 (11) 1928-1936.

Maurer J. Education and male-female differences in later-life cognition: International evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean. Demography. 2011. 48 (3) 915-930.

Avendaño M., De Coulon A., Nafilyan V. L. Does longer compulsory schooling affect mental health? Evidence from a British reform. Journal of Public Economics. 2020. 183 1-34 104137. 

Reinhard E., Carrino L., Courtin E., van Lenthe F. J., Avendaño, M. Public Transportation Use and Cognitive Function in Older Age: A Quasiexperimental Evaluation of the Free Bus Pass Policy in the United Kingdom. American journal of epidemiology. 2019. 188 (10) 1774–1783. 

Espinosa-González A. B., Delaney B. C., Marti J., Darzi A. The role of the state in financing and regulating primary care in Europe: a taxonomy. Health policy. 2021. 125 (2) 168–176. 

Garman E. C., Eyal K., Avendaño M., Evans-Lacko S., Lund C. Cash transfers and the mental health of young people: Evidence from South Africa’s child support grant. Social Science and Medicine. 2022. 292 114631.

Carrino L., Glaser K., Avendaño M. Later retirement, job strain, and health: Evidence from the new State Pension age in the United Kingdom. Health economics. 2020. 29 (8) 891–912. 

Meier A. N., Odermatt R., Stutzer A. Tobacco Sales Prohibition and Teen Smoking. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 2021. 188.

Courtin E., Nafilyan V., Avendaño M., Meneton P., Berkman L. F., Goldberg M., Zins M., Dowd J. B. Longer schooling but not better off? A quasi-experimental study of the effect of compulsory schooling on biomarkers in France. Social science & medicine. 2019. 1982 (220) 379–386. 

Reynolds M. M., Avendaño, M. Social Policy Expenditures and Life Expectancy in High-Income Countries. American journal of preventive medicine. 2018. 54 (1) 72–79. 

Courtin E., Muennig P., Verma N., Riccio J. A., Lagarde M., Vineis P., Kawachi I., Avendaño M. Conditional Cash Transfers And Health Of Low-Income Families In The US: Evaluating The Family Rewards Experiment. Health affairs. 2018. 37 (3) 438–446. 

Kämpfen F., Maurer J. Does education help “old dogs” learn “new tricks”? The lasting impact of early-life education on technology use among older adults. Research policy. 2018. 47 (6) 1125-1132.

Health economics

Malik H. T., Marti J., Darz, A., Mossialos E. Savings from reducing low-value general surgical interventions. The British journal of surgery. 2018. 105 (1) 13–25. 

Nicolet A., Assouline D., Le Pogam M. A., Perraudin C., Bagnoud C., Wagner J., Marti J., Peytremann-Bridevaux, I. Exploring Patient Multimorbidity and Complexity Using Health Insurance Claims Data: A Cluster Analysis Approach. JMIR medical informatics. 2022. 10 (4) 34274. 

Orlovic M., Marti J., Mossialos E. Analysis Of End-Of-Life Care, Out-Of-Pocket Spending, And Place Of Death In 16 European Countries And Israel. Health affairs. 2017. 36 (7) 1201–1210. 

Luta X., Diernberger K., Bowden J., Droney J., Howdon D., Schmidlin K., Rodwin V., Hall P., Marti J. Healthcare trajectories and costs in the last year of life: a retrospective primary care and hospital analysis. BMJ supportive & palliative care. 2020. 2020 002630.