Associate Professor of Economics

Ph.D, Northwestern University, 1989










  • “Reputational Concerns with Altruistic Providers”, joint with Luigi Siciliani, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 55, 1-13, 2017.
  • “Healthcare and Health Insurance Markets” in The Handbook in Game Theory and Industrial Organization, eds. Marco Marini and Luis Corchón, Edgar Elgar. forthcoming.
  • Why Do People Buy Private Health Insurance in the Presence of a Public Option, Els Opuscles del CREI N. 41, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2016. (With Catalan translation.)
  • “Minimum Coverage Regulation in Insurance Markets”, joint with McFadden, Daniel L, and Carlos E. Noton, SERIEs - Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, Vol. 6, 247-278, 2015.
  • "Multidimensional screening in a monopolistic insurance market", joint with Fred Schroyen; Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Vol. 39, 90-130, 2014.
  • "Markets in Health Care", joint with Pedro Pita Barros, in The Encyclopedia of Health Economics, A. J. Culyer ed., Vol 2., San Diego: Elsevier; pp. 210-220, 2014.
  • "Testing for Asymmetric Information in Private Health Insurance", joint with Marcos Vera-Hernández, The Economic Journal, Vol. 123, 96–130, 2013.
    The authors have been awarded the 2013 Royal Economic Society Prize for this article.
  • "Hospitals: Teaming Up", joint with Pedro Pita Barros, in The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, Smith P. and S. Glied Eds., Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • "External Referencing and Pharmaceutical Price Negotiation", joint Begoña García Mariñoso and Izabela Jelovac, Health Economics, Vol. 20, 737-756, 2011.
  • "How Complex are the Contracts Offered by Health Plans?", joint with Marcos Vera-Hernandez, SERIEs - Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, Vol. 1, 305-323, 2010.
  • Competition in Health Provision and Insurance, joint with Pedro Pita Barros, Begoña García Mariñoso, Izabela Jelovac, Xavier Martínez- Giralt, Monográfico Fundación BBVA, 2007.
  • "Competition Among Differentiated Health Plans under Adverse Selection", joint with Marcos Vera-Hernández, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 26, 233-250, 2007.
    The authors have been awarded the 2007 Spanish Health Economics Association Prize for this article.
  • "Waiting Lists and Patient Selection", joint with Pedro Pita Barros, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 14, 623-646, 2005.
  • "Cost Reducing Strategies", joint with Maite Pastor-Gosalvez, Investigaciones Económicas, Vol. 27 pp. 5-37, 2003.
  • "Shifting Public-Health-Sector Waiting Lists to the Private Sector", European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 19 (1) pp. 103-132, 2002.
  • "Managed Health Care: Incentive Theory and Empirical Evidence", joint with Pedro Pita Barros, Coordinación e Incentivos en Sanidad, González Fidalgo et al. Ed.Associación de Economia de la Salud, 2001.
  • "Tax Amnesties in a Dynamic Model of Tax Evasion", joint with I. Macho-Stadler and D. Pérez-Castrillo, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol.1, 439-463, 1999.
  • "Tax Amnesties and Tax Evasion Inertia", Public Finance / Finances Publiques, Vol. 51, 572-589, 1996.
  • "Information Structures and the Delegation of Monitoring", Annales d'Economie et Statistique, Vol 39 pp.1-32, 1995.
  • "Bonus and Penalty Schemes as Equilibrium Incentive Devices, with Application to Manufacturing Systems", joint with Debra J. Aron, Journal of Law Economics and Organization, Vol 10, 1-34, 1994
  • "Un Estudio Sobre la Evasión Fiscal desde la Prespectiva de las Relaciones Principal-Agente", Revista Española de Economía , Vol 9, 307-341, 1992
  • "Una introducción a la delegación como mecanismo de compromiso", Revista de Economía Pública, Vol. 7, 37-52, 1990.



"Information Structures and the Incentives to Monitor: A Non-Cooperative Approach", Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University, 1989.