Current Research

                                                --- MY CV---


My primary research interests are in the field of Applied Economics and Econometrics, more in particular, in Healthcare Innovation, Hospital Efficiency, Quality of care and Policy Evaluation. All these fields of research are analysed from an empirical perspective.

Current projects:

- Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MCIU), CNS2023-144351: "Consolidación Investigadora 2023- Envejecimiento y Salud: un análisis de necesidades, demanda y oferta.". PI: Laia Maynou (Universitat de Barcelona). April 2024-March 2026.

- Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MCIU), PID2022-138866OB-I00: "Mobility and transport policies: effects on climate change, sustainability and health". PIs: Germà Bel and Laia Maynou (Universitat de Barcelona). (2023-2026).

- NIHR project: "Understanding the trajectory of frailty across the life course". PI: Prof. Simon Conroy (University College London) (November 2022-April 2024).

- Social Research Call 2022, Observatorio Social La Caixa: "Flexible work arrangements and gender inequality in the labor market"(SR22-00042), (2022-2024), (100,000 Euros). PI: Lídia Farré (Universitat de Barcelona)

Previous projects:

- NIHR project: "Identifying models of care to improve outcomes for older people with emergency and urgent care needs" with Prof. Simon Conroy (PI) and Prof. Andrew Street (PI - WP3).

- Health Foundation project: "Health Care Technology Diffusion in the NHS and workforce impact" with Prof. Alistair McGuire (PI) and Dr Victoria Serra-Sastre (PI).

- NHS Elect: "Acute Frailty Network Evaluation". PI: Andrew Street (LSE) and Laia Maynou (Universitat de Barcelona) (2022)

- CRES-UPF - Obra Social de la Caixa: "Physical Activity and Mental Health" with Helena Hernández-Pizarro


Certificate I3, January 2023, from Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Spain).

Prize for the best paper ("The creep of the robots") presented at the Spanish Health Economics Association Meeting, University of Castilla la Mancha, Albacete (2019) by a young researcher. Funded by "Cátedra CaixaBank-Fedea".


  • Hernández-Pizarro, H. and Maynou, L. (2024). "The lower physical activity, the lower mental wellbeing: evidence from Catalonia". (R&R Economics of Human Biology)
  • Flores, M. and Maynou, L. (2023). Utilization and out-of-pocket payments for home care services: an international comparison.
  • Curull-Sentís, M. and Maynou, L. (2020). Gender gap in paid work and housework: the effects of the economic recession.
  • Serra, L. and Maynou, L. (2019). How different socioeconomic conditions affect economic inequality in the Catalan regions.
  • Maynou, L. (2016). Restrictive vs Non-Restrictive drug reimbursement systems: evidence from the European countries. CRESWP#201612-95
  • Maynou, L. and Cairns, J. (2016). An Empirical Analysis of Drug Reimbursement Decisions in 10 European countries. Working Paper LSHTM-THETA nº2.


  • "The Effect of Deaths of Despair on sequential upheavals: Brexit Referendum and Covid-19 pandemic" (joint with McGuire, A., LSE)
  • "Policy restrictions and COVID-19 outcomes" (joint with Kyriacopulus, I., LSE, McGuire, A., LSE, and Costa-Font, J., LSE)
  • " Does the Hospital Frailty Risk Score explain outcomes for hospitalised patients aged 18 to 64?" (joint with Andrew Street, LSE)
  • "Evaluation of a Command Center: Sant Joan de Deu" (joint with Cristina Adroher, SJD, and Julia Valls, UB)
  • "Austerity measures and burns" (Friebel, R., LSE)
  • "Needs and demand for healthcare: older population" (joint with Andrew Street, LSE)
  • "Public and Private Supply of healthcare in Catalonia" (joint with Laia Bosque, UB)