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Marcos Vera-Hernandez

Marcos Vera-Hernandez

Research Fellow


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

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.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Journal of the European Economic Association
Unlike performance incentives for private sector managers, little is known about performance incentives for managers in public sector bureaucracies. Through a randomized trial in rural China, we study performance incentives rewarding school administrators for reducing student anemia—as well as ...
Journal article | Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Journal article published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly on Colombia study on the impact of childcare centres and home-based childcare on child cognitive and socio-emotional development.

Reports and comment

An informational intervention in Western Kenya
External publication


This policy paper was presented at the EDePo 'Improving productivity in developing countries: identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to productive investments and technology adoption' conference held at Goodenough College on the 8th and 9th July 2015.
This presentation was delivered at the "Medical spending across the developed world" conference on 27 and 28 March 2015. The conference took place at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.