Helena M Hernández-Pizarro

CRES, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Tecnocampus, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Helena M Hernández-Pizarro

Helena M Hernández-Pizarro is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Health and Economics (CRES) – Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Assistant Professor at the Business Department – TecnoCampus Mataró, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

My primary research field is Health Economics, with a focus on ageing and long-term care and mental health But I also have interests in other branches of Applied Economics. I am coordinator of the EvaluAES Committee at the Spanish Health Economics Association (AES). Please, you can find my short bio here (also in Catalan and Spanish) or download a pdf version of my CV here.


Countries Spain;
Topics Care economy; Care inequalities; Care outcomes; Economics of LTC; Long term care subsidies; LTC Policy; LTC Systems; Unmet needs;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Discrete choice analysis; Quasi-experimental methods; Questionnaire; Surveys; Systematic Review;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Economics of Long-Term Care; Quasi-experimental methods;
GOOGLE SCHOLARhttps://scholar.google.com/citations?user=9pI1RS8AAAAJ&hl=es
Research interests

Applied Microeconomics. Health Economics. Ageing. Long-Term Care. Mental Health.

Key publications

Hernández-Pizarro, H. M., Nicodemo, C., & Casasnovas, G. L. (2020). Discontinuous system of allowances: The response of prosocial health-care professionals. Journal of Public Economics190, 104248.

Serrano-Alarcón, M., Hernández-Pizarro, H., López-Casasnovas, G., & Nicodemo, C. (2022). Effects of long-term care benefits on healthcare utilization in Catalonia. Journal of Health Economics84, 102645.

Maynou, L., Hernández-Pizarro, H. M., & Errea Rodriguez, M. (2021). The Association of Physical (in) activity with mental health. Differences between elder and younger populations: a systematic literature review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(9), 4771.


Working Papers

Garcia-Gomez, P., Hernández-Pizarro, H. M., Lopez Casasnovas, G., & Vidiella-Martin, J. (2019). Unravelling hidden inequities in a universal public long-term care system. Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers11.

Hernández-Pizarro, H. M. (2016). The effect of long-term care benefits on mortality. mimeo.