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.
I am currently involved in three main projects:
- 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)
- 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
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".
R&R AND WORKING PAPERS
Maynou, L., Street, A., Burton, C., Martin, G., Mason, S., Conroy, S. (2022). What explains variation in performance across emergency departments?. (3rd R&R Emergency Medicine Journal)
Banal-Estanyol, A., Jofre-Bonet, M., Iori, G., Maynou, L., Tumminello, M. and Vassallo, P. (2021). Performance-based research funding: Evidence from the largest natural experiment worldwide. (R&R Research Policy)
Maynou, L., Saez, M. and López-Casasnovas, G. (2022). Health and random shocks: Self-perceived health in the European countries during the financial crisis. (submitted)
Maynou, L., Street, A. and García-Altés, A. (2022). Living longer in declining health: factors driving health care costs
among older people. (submitted)
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.
WORK IN PROGRESS
- "Efficiency and productivity gains of robotic surgery: the case of the English National Health Service" (joint with McGuire, A., LSE, Serra-Sastre, V., City, University London)
- "The Effect of Deaths of Despair on sequential upheavals: Brexit Referendum and Covid-19 pandemic" (joint with McGuire, A., LSE)
- "The lower physical activity, the lower mental wellbeing: evidence from Catalonia" (joint with Hernández-Pizarro, H., CRES-UPF)
- "Acute Frailty Network evaluation" (joint with Andrew Street, LSE, and Simon Conroy, UCL)