Joan Costa-Font

London School of Economics

United Kingdom

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1.

How Does Exposure to COVID-19 Influence Health and Income Inequality Aversion?

CESifo Working Paper No. 9250
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Aug 2021
Miqdad Asaria, Joan Costa-Font and Frank Cowell
London School of Economics, London School of Economics and London School of Economics
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The Welfare Effects of Time Reallocation: Evidence from Daylight Saving Time

CESifo Working Paper No. 9195
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Jul 2021
Joan Costa-Font, Sarah Fleche and Ricardo Pagan
London School of Economics, Paris School of Economics (PSE) and University of Malaga
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The Labour Market Returns to Sleep

CESifo Working Paper No. 10116
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 Dec 2022
Joan Costa-Font, Sarah Fleche and Ricardo Pagan
London School of Economics, Paris School of Economics (PSE) and University of Malaga
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sleep, employment, productivity, mental health, sunset times

Medicaid Expansion and the Mental Health of Spousal Caregivers

CESifo Working Paper No. 9330
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Oct 2021
Joan Costa-Font, Nilesh Raut and Courtney Van Houtven
London School of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Duke University
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insurance expansion, Medicaid, mental wellbeing, ACA, spousal mental health, informal care

Medicaid Expansion and the Mental Health of Spousal Caregivers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14754
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 May 2022
Joan Costa-Font, Nilesh Raut and Courtney Van Houtven
London School of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Duke University
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insurance expansion, Medicaid, mental wellbeing, ACA, spousal mental health, informal care

Caring for Carers? The Effect of Public Subsidies on the Wellbeing of Unpaid Carers

CESifo Working Paper No. 9802
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Jun 2022
London School of Economics, London School of Economics and University of Murcia
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caregiving, long-term care subsidies, subjective wellbeing, caregiver’s wellbeing, Scotland

Caring for Carers? The Effect of Public Subsidies on the Wellbeing of Unpaid Carers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15369
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2022
London School of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata and University of Murcia
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caregiving, long-term care subsidies, subjective wellbeing, caregiver's wellbeing, Scotland

Long-Term Care Partnership Effects on Medicaid and Private Insurance

CESifo Working Paper No. 9335
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 13 Oct 2021
Joan Costa-Font and Nilesh Raut
London School of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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long-term care partnerships, long-term care insurance, Medicaid, United States, difference-in-differences

Long-Term Care Partnership Effects on Medicaid and Private Insurance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14753
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 May 2022
Joan Costa-Font and Nilesh Raut
London School of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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long-term care partnerships, long-term care insurance, Medicaid, United States, difference-in-differences

Biased Survival Expectations and Behaviours: Does Domain Specific Information Matter?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14876
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 19 May 2022
Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto
London School of Economics and Universidad de Murcia
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financial behaviour, health behaviour, biased expectations, survival expectations, meteorological expectations, longevity optimism, private information

Biased Survival Expectations and Behaviours: Does Domain Specific Information Matter?

CESifo Working Paper No. 9424
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 23 Nov 2021
Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto
London School of Economics and University of Murcia
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biased expectations, survival expectations, meteorological expectations, longevity optimism, private information, health behaviour, financial behaviour

Health Inequality and Health Insurance Coverage: The United States and China Compared

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 21 Jul 2023
Joan Costa-Font, Frank Cowell and Xuezhu Shi
London School of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) and University of International Business and Economics
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health inequality, self-assessed health, health insurance coverage, social determinants of health

Health Inequality and Health Insurance Coverage: The United States and China Compared

CESifo Working Paper No. 10807
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Dec 2023
Joan Costa-Font, Frank Cowell and Xuezhu Shi
London School of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) and University of International Business and Economics
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health inequality, self-assessed health, health insurance coverage, social determinants of health

Health Inequality and Health Insurance Coverage: The United States and China Compared

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16629
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 May 2024
Joan Costa-Font, Frank Cowell and Xuezhu Shi
London School of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) and University of International Business and Economics
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health insurance coverage, self-assessed health, health inequality, social determinants of health

Health System Trust and Compliance with COVID-19 Restrictions

CESifo Working Paper No. 10291
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 03 Mar 2023
Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto
London School of Economics and University of Murcia
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healthcare system trust, mortality, lockdown, Eurobarometer, difference in differences, Covid-19

Health System Trust and Compliance with Covid-19 Restrictions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15961
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 24 Feb 2023 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2023
Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto
London School of Economics and University of Murcia
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Eurobarometer, lockdown, mortality, healthcare system trust, difference in differences, COVID-19

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Does Democracy Make Taller Men? Cross-Country European Evidence

CESifo Working Paper No. 9482
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 Dec 2021
Alberto Batinti and Joan Costa-Font
University of New Hampshire and London School of Economics
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democracy, wellbeing, human heights, waves of democratisation, communism, Europe, survey data

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The Social Value of a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: Willingness to Pay Estimates from Four Western Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14475
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jun 2021
London School of Economics, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina and Catholic University of Rome
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Buying Control? 'Locus of Control' and the Uptake of Supplementary Health Insurance

CESifo Working Paper No. 9257
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 25 Aug 2021
Eric Bonsang, Sonja De New and Joan Costa-Font
University of Paris, Monash University - Centre for Health Economics and London School of Economics
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Buying Control? 'Locus of Control' and the Uptake of Supplementary Health Insurance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14633
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 17 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2022
University of Paris, London School of Economics and Monash University - Centre for Health Economics
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Germany, supplementary insurance, private health insurance, risk aversion, health care use, locus of control, positive selection, Australia

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Welfare Effects of Time Reallocation: Would Ending Daylight Saving Time Affect Wellbeing?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14570
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Jul 2021
Joan Costa-Font, Sarah Fleche and Ricardo Pagan
London School of Economics, Paris School of Economics (PSE) and University of Malaga
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‘Investing’ in Care for Old Age? An Examination of Long-Term Care Expenditure Dynamics and Its Spillovers

CESifo Working Paper No. 9553
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Feb 2022
Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto
London School of Economics and University of Murcia
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long-term care spending, panel-VAR, dynamic panel data, female labour market participation, health spending, care spillovers

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More than a Ban on Smoking? Behavioural Spillovers of Smoking Bans in the Workplace

CESifo Working Paper No. 9587
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 24 Feb 2022
Joan Costa-Font, Luca Salmasi and Sarah Zaccagni
London School of Economics, Catholic University of Rome and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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joint formation of behaviours, workplace smoking bans, behavioural spillovers, smoking, drinking, physical activity, healthy identity, Russia

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Does Devolution Alter the Choice of Public Versus Private Health Care?

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2022
Joan Costa-Font and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell
London School of Economics and World Bank
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devolution, National Health Service (NHS), private health care, private health insurance, health system satisfaction, health care quality

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Uninsured by Choice? A Choice Experiment on Long Term Care Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w26118
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 14 May 2023
Faical Akaichi, Joan Costa-Font and Richard G. Frank
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), London School of Economics and Harvard Medical School
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Thinking of Incentivizing Care? The Effect of Demand Subsidies on Informal Caregiving and Intergenerational Transfers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11774
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 May 2022 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2022
London School of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universidad de Murcia
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unconditional transfer, family transfers, exchange motivation, caregiving allowances, long-term care, difference-in-differences, intergenerational transfers, caregiving, demand-side cash subsidies

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Long-Lasting Effects of Indoctrination in School: Evidence from Poland

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Apr 2022
Jorge Garcia-Hombrados, Joan Costa-Font and Anna Nicinska
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, London School of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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communist education, education reforms, indoctrination, human capital attainment, labour force participation

Ideological Spillovers Across the Atlantic? Evidence from Trump's Presidential Election

CESifo Working Paper No. 9543
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Feb 2022
Joan Costa-Font and Martin Ljunge
London School of Economics and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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political shocks, belief formation, information spillovers, backlash effect, pluralistic ignorance, Trump presidential election, political beliefs, the social formation of beliefs

Ideological Spillovers Across the Atlantic? Evidence from Trump's Presidential Election

IFN Working Paper No 1423
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Jan 2022
Joan Costa-Font and Martin Ljunge
London School of Economics and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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political shocks, belief formation, information spillovers, backlash effect, pluralistic ignorance, Trump presidential election, political beliefs, the social formation of beliefs

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The 'Welcomed Lockdown' Hypothesis: When Do Mobility Restrictions Influence Mental Wellbeing?

CESifo Working Paper No. 9796
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 16 Jun 2022
London School of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Health and Social Care and University of Murcia
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anxiety, depression, Covid-19, pandemic, lockdown

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Is 'Employment During Motherhood' a 'Value Changing Experience'?

CESifo Working Paper No. 9222
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Aug 2021
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), London School of Economics and London School of Economics
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Uninsured by Choice? A Choice Experiment on Long Term Care Insurance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12501
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 May 2022
Faical Akaichi, Joan Costa-Font and Richard G. Frank
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), London School of Economics and Harvard Medical School
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insurance design, behavioural constraints, long term care insurance, constrained choices, self-insurance

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Caregiving Subsidies and Spousal Early Retirement Intentions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15339
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 31 May 2022 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2023
Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto
London School of Economics and Universidad de Murcia
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caregiving subsidies, informal care, retirement, employment, long-term care, home care

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Health Insurance Expansion and Preventive Child Health and Nutrition Outcomes

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Sep 2023
Noelia Bernal Lobato, Joan Costa-Font and Patricia Ritter
Universidad del Pacífico, London School of Economics and University of Connecticut
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Children's health, obesity, public health insurance, health behaviors, nutrition, breastfeeding.

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Does Money Strengthen Our Social Ties? Longitudinal Evidence of Lottery Winners

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14489
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2023
Joan Costa-Font and Nattavudh Powdthavee
London School of Economics and University of Warwick
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neighborhood, friendships, unearned income, socialization effect, lottery, income, social ties

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Health Shocks and Housing Downsizing: How Persistent is 'Ageing in Place'?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15636
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 14 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2022
Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto
London School of Economics and University of Murcia
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mental degenerative mental illness, ageing in place, housing downsizing, health shocks at old age, Europe, residential mobility, mental disorder

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Access to Long-Term Care after a Wealth Shock: Evidence from the Housing Bubble and Burst

NBER Working Paper No. w23781
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2023
Joan Costa-Font, Richard G. Frank and Katherine Swartz
London School of Economics, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
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Can Regional Decentralisation Shift Health Care Preferences?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11180
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2022
Joan Costa-Font and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell
London School of Economics and World Bank
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National Health Service (NHS), political decentralization, use of private health care, private health insurance, health system satisfaction, demand for private health care

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Long-Lasting Effects of Indoctrination in School: Evidence from the People's Republic of Poland ∗

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 16 Jan 2023
Jorge Garcia-Hombrados, Joan Costa-Font and Anna Nicinska
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, London School of Economics and University of Warsaw
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communist education, education reforms, school curriculum, labour force participation

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The 'Mighty Girl' Effect: Does Parenting Daughters Alter Attitudes Towards Gender Roles?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11259
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2022
Mireia Borrell-Porta, Joan Costa-Font and Julia Philipp
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), London School of Economics and London School of Economics
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daughters, maternal employment, attitude formation, gender roles, attitudes to gender roles

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Voting Up? The Effects of Democracy and Franchise Extension on Human Stature

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12389
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 25 May 2022
Alberto Batinti, Joan Costa-Font and Timothy J. Hatton
University of New Hampshire, London School of Economics and University of Essex - Department of Economics
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transition, democracy, voting rights expansions, height, franchise

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The “Demise of the Caregiving Daughter”? Gender Employment Gaps and the Use of Formal and Informal Care in Europe

CESifo Working Paper No. 10792
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Dec 2023
Eric Bonsang and Joan Costa-Font
Université Paris Dauphine and London School of Economics
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informal care, formal care, daughters, caregiving daughter effect, gender employment gap, Europe, care substitution, social norms

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Can Unearned Income Make Us Fitter? Evidence from Lottery Wins

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13903
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2022
Joan Costa-Font and Mario Gyori
London School of Economics and London School of Economics
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body mass index (BMI), obesity, overweight, income, windfall income, lottery wins

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The "Demise of the Caregiving Daughter"? Gender Employment Gaps and the Use of Formal and Informal Care in Europe

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16615
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Nov 2023
Eric Bonsang and Joan Costa-Font
Université Paris Dauphine and London School of Economics
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informal care, formal care, daughters, caregiving daughter effect, gender employment gap, Europe, care substitution, social norms

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Universalizing the Access to Long-Term Care: Evidence from Spain

NBER Working Paper No. w31825
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Nov 2023
London School of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Murcia and Foundation for Applied Economic Research (FEDEA)
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