Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Professor Marcos Vera-Hernandez

Academic position: Professor of Economics

Department: Economics

Email: m.vera@ucl.ac.uk

Website: Marcos Vera-Hernandez


Marcos is Professor of Economics at UCL and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. His research focuses on the economics of health in developed and developing countries, combining theoretical models with experimental and quasi-experimental techniques to answer questions concerning health insurance, economic consequences of health-related risk, market failures in health-related markets, the behaviour of health care providers, and household health investment choices. He has won several awards including the 2013 Royal Economic Society prize.

Research Projects:

  • Does increasing out of pocket payments for medical consultations lead to an increase in undiagnosed medical conditions, hospitalizations, and mortality?
  • Will you take care better of yourself if you expect to be richer after retirement?
  • How effective are monetary incentives to improve the performance of General Practionners?
  • Measurement of patient prioritization in the NHS


Health Economics module for the MSc in Economics, as well as the MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science.