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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 | The Economic Journal
This paper studies the relationship between group size and informal risk sharing. It shows that under limited commitment with coalitional deviations, this relationship is theoretically ambiguous.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 37, Issues 3-4
This paper uses administrative National Health Service hospital records to examine key features of public hospital spending in England.

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.