Health Economics

People

Sandy Tubeuf and Joseph Gomes

Research Project

Sponsor Project Title IRES Promoters IRES Researchers Beginning End
FSR SEED 18 Healthcare use and immigration in Europe Sandy Tubeuf   2019 2021

Project description

This project funds a doctoral research fellow (Luigi Boggian). It aims to assess discrimination in healthcare access and utilisation focusing on the situation of immigrant groups in Europe. The reduction of barriers both on the supply and the demand side of healthcare is essential to ensure horizontal equity and allow individuals with equal need to receive equal treatment, irrespectively of their socioeconomic status.

 

Sponsor Project Title IRES Promoters IRES Researchers Beginning End
Eastern ARC Grant Fœtal vs contemporary climate conditions on adult physical and mental wellbeing Joseph Gomes   2020  

Project description

This project proposes to offer a new perspective on wellbeing by investigating its fœtal origins. In particular, we will provide one of the first estimates of impacts of climate variation in utero and in the early postnatal period on subjective wellbeing. Most of us would report feeling happier on a sunny day and this is ratified using reported happiness and sunshine on the day of interview. There are potential economic consequences of this behavior, for instance, previous research suggests that more optimistic financial decisions are made on the stock market on sunny days. However, there is limited evidence of whether variation in early life exposure to sunshine heat or pollution has persistent effects on physical and mental health. The proposed research will contribute novel evidence to a growing literature on wellbeing and mental health. It will also contribute to a multi-disciplinary literature on climate change and to a literature documenting large and irreversible effects of the early life environment on adult outcomes.