Current Research

                                                --- MY CV---


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

I am currently involved in three main 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).

- 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".


Friebel, R. and Maynou, L. (2021). Trends and characteristics of opioid-driven hospitalizations in England, 2008-2018: a population-based retrospective cohort study to investigate a silent epidemic (R&R Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine).

Maynou, L., Ordóñez, J. and Silva, J.I. (2020). NEET rates convergence in Europe: a regional analysis. Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain) Working Papers 08/20. (R&R Economic Modelling)

Maynou, L., Troutman, G., McGuire, A. and Serra-Sastre, V. (2021). The diffusion of robotic surgery: examining technology use in the English NHS. (R&R Health Policy)

Anderson, M, Molloy, A., Maynou, L, Kyriopoulos, I., McGuire, A. and Mossialos, E. (2021). Evaluation of the NHS England Evidence-Based Interventions programme: a difference in difference analysis. (submitted)

Anderson, M., Fiesten, J., Maynou, L. and Anderson, M. (2021) Emergency contracting and the delivery of elective care services across the English National Health Service and independent sector during COVID-19: retrospective cohort study. (submitted).

Maynou, L., Street, A., Burton, C., Martin, G., Mason, S., Conroy, S. (2021). What explains variation in performance across emergency departments?.

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.

Maynou, L., McGuire, A., Serra-Sastre, V. (2019). Exploring the impact of new medical technology on workforce planning. Discussion Paper Series No. 19/07, UK: City, University of London. link

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 creep of the robots" (joint with McGuire, A., LSE, Serra-Sastre, V., City, University London, Troutman, G., LSE)

- "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)

- "COVID related outcomes for hospitalised older people at risk of frailty" (joint with Andrew Street, LSE, Simon Conroy, UCL, Rob Konstant-Hambling, NHS, Riahnnon Owen, Swansea University, Keith Abrams, University of York, Towid Iman, NHS, Suzanne Arkill, NHS and Deborah Bertfield, NHS)