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Marcos Vera-Hernandez

Research Fellow
Education

PhD in Economics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2001
MSc in Economics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1998
BA in Economics, Universidad de La Laguna (Canary Islands) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1996

Biography

Marcos is a research fellow at IFS and a lecturer in economics at University College London.

In his research, Marcos uses data from both developed and developing countries to understand issues related to the production of health, access to health care services, and health insurance. He also works in the evaluation of several social programs implemented by the Colombian government: Familias en Acción, Empleo en Acción, and Hogares Comunitarios.

Selected publications

  

All available outputs

Public hospital spending in England: evidence from National Health Service administrative records, November 2016, (with Elaine Kelly George Stoye ), Fiscal Studies, Volume 37, Issues 3-4, Wiley, Journal Articles
Spillovers of community based health interventions on consumption smoothing, October 2016, (with Emla Fitzsimons Bansi Malde ), Working Paper, W16/18, The IFS
Breast feeding and the weekend effect: an observational study, July 2016, (with Emla Fitzsimons ), BMJ, Journal Articles
Nutrition, information and household behavior: Experimental evidence from Malawi, June 2016, (with Emla Fitzsimons Bansi Malde , Alice Mesnard ), Journal of Development Economics, 113-126, ELSEVIER, Journal Articles
Group size and the efficiency of informal risk sharing, October 2015, (with Emla Fitzsimons Bansi Malde ), Working Paper, W15/31, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Going beyond simple sample size calculations: a practitioner's guide, September 2015, (with Brendon McConnell ), User Guides
Going beyond simple sample size calculations: a practitioner's guide, September 2015, (with Brendon McConnell ), Working Paper, W15/17, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Public hospital spending in England: evidence from National Health Service administrative records, August 2015, (with Elaine Kelly George Stoye ), Working Paper, W15/21, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Extended family networks and household well-being: evidence from Malawi, July 2015, (with Bansi Malde Molly Scott ), Presentations
Extended family networks and household well-being: evidence from Malawi, July 2015, (with Bansi Malde Molly Scott ), Report Summaries
Should Cash Transfers Be Conditional? Conditionality, Preventive Care, and Health Outcomes, May 2015, (with Orazio Attanasio Veruska Oppedisano ), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 35-52, American Economic Association, Journal Articles
Who buys private health insurance?, July 2014, (with Pau Olivella), Video clip
From the field: how big should the sample be?, June 2014, Newsletter Article
Nutrition, information, and household behaviour: experimental evidence from Malawi, January 2014, (with Emla Fitzsimons Bansi Malde , Alice Mesnard ), Working Paper, W14/02, IFS
Previous version:
Emla Fitzsimons, Bansi Malde, Alice Mesnard and Marcos Vera-Hernandez April 2012, Household responses to information on child nutrition: experimental evidence from Malawi, cemmap Working Paper , W12/07
Nutrition, information, and household behaviour: experimental evidence from Malawi, January 2014, (with Emla Fitzsimons Bansi Malde , Alice Mesnard ), Working Paper, IFS, Journal of Development Economics
Food for Thought? Breastfeeding and Child Development, December 2013, (with Emla Fitzsimons ), Working Paper, W13/31
Household Responses to Information on Child Nutrition: Experimental Evidence from Malawi, October 2013, (with Emla Fitzsimons Bansi Malde , Alice Mesnard ), Presentations
Community nurseries and the nutritional status of poor children. Evidence from Colombia, September 2013, (with Orazio Attanasio Vincenzo Di Maro di Maro ), Economic Journal, vol.123, Issue 571, pp.1025–1058, Wiley, Journal Articles
Testing for Asymmetric information in Private Health Insurance, March 2013, (with Pau Olivella ), Economic Journal, vol.123, no.567, pp.96-130, Wiley, Journal Articles
Previous version:
Pau Olivella and Marcos Vera-Hernandez January 2006, Testing for adverse selection into private medical insurance, cemmap Working Paper , W06/02
Testing for Asymmetric Information in Private Health Insurance, 1996-2008, September 2012, (with Richard Blundell , Pau Olivella), Datasets
Programme Evaluation and Social Networks, September 2012, (with Imran Rasul ), Presentations
MaiMwana - IFS Economic Survey , August 2012, (with Bansi Malde , Emla Fitzsimons , Alice Mesnard), Datasets
Collecting data electronically in developing countries, July 2012, (with Bansi Malde ), Video clip
Household responses to information on child nutrition: experimental evidence from Malawi, April 2012, (with Emla Fitzsimons Bansi Malde , Alice Mesnard ), Working Paper, W12/07, Institute for Fiscal Studies
New version:
Emla Fitzsimons, Bansi Malde, Alice Mesnard and Marcos Vera-Hernandez January 2014, Nutrition, information, and household behaviour: experimental evidence from Malawi, cemmap Working Paper , W14/02
Household responses to information on child nutrition: experimental evidence from Malawi , April 2012, (with Emla Fitzsimons Bansi Malde ), Presentations
Household responses to information on child nutrition: experimental evidence from Malawi, March 2012, (with Emla Fitzsimons Bansi Malde , Alice Mesnard ), Presentations
How complex are the contracts offered by health plans?, July 2010, (with Pau Olivella ), SERIEs, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp 305-323, Journal Articles
Mobile research on health and poverty in Africa, August 2009, (with Bansi Malde ), External publications
Practical view on data collection using electronic equipment, July 2009, (with Bansi Malde ), Presentations
Are tax subsidies for private medical insurance self-financing? Evidence from a microsimulation model, September 2008, (with Ángel López Nicolás ), Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 1285-1298, Elsevier, Journal Articles
What would you do? An investigation of stated-response data, August 2007, (with Emla Fitzsimons David Phillips ), Working Paper, EWP07/01, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Evaluación del impacto del programa Familias en Acción - subsidos condicionados de la red de apoyo social: Informe del primer seguimento, March 2006, (with Orazio Attanasio Erich Battistin , Emla Fitzsimons , Costas Meghir , Alice Mesnard ), External publications, Econometria/SEI
Testing for adverse selection into private medical insurance, January 2006, (with Pau Olivella ), Working Paper, W06/02
Now published:
Pau Olivella and Marcos Vera-Hernandez March 2013, Testing for Asymmetric information in Private Health Insurance, Journal Articles Economic Journal , 48 pp.
The short-term impact of a conditional cash subsidy on child health and nutrition in Colombia, December 2005, (with Orazio Attanasio Luis Carlos Gómez , Patricia Heredia ), External publications
How effective are conditional cash transfers? Evidence from Colombia, January 2005, (with Orazio Attanasio Erich Battistin , Emla Fitzsimons , Alice Mesnard ), Briefing Note, BN54
Child health in rural Colombia: determinants and policy interventions, December 2004, (with Orazio Attanasio Luis Carlos Gómez , Ana Gomez Rojas ), Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 411-438, Elsevier, Journal Articles
Child health in rural Colombia: determinants and policy interventions, May 2004, (with Orazio Attanasio Luis Carlos Gómez , Ana Gómez ), Working Paper, EWP04/02
Baseline report on the evaluation of Familias en Acción, April 2004, (with Orazio Attanasio Costas Meghir ), Report
Early evaluation of a new nutrition and education programme in Colombia, January 2004, (with Orazio Attanasio Murtaza Syed ), Briefing Note, BN44
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