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Thomas Rapp

Chaire AgingUP!, Université Paris Cité & LIEPP, Sciences Po Paris

Thomas Rapp

Thomas Rapp, PhD, is a professor of economics at Université Paris Cité, specialized in health economics, ageing economics, and health policy analysis. He is the director of the AgingUP! Excellency Chaire at Fondation Université Paris Cité. He is a former Harkness fellow in health policy and practice at Harvard (2015-2016) and health economist at the OECD (2017-2019). His research is published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals (Health Economics, Medical Care, Social Science and Medicine, JAMA open, etc.), book chapters etc. Since 2016, he has been associate editor of the Value in Health Journal. In 2015, he created (and led until 2018) a masters’ degree in health economics at Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi. For the past 10 years, he has been participating in several research grants (sponsored by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche, the Commonwealth Fund of New York, the European Commission’s Innovative Medicines Initiative program, AXA mécénat etc.) as principal investigator, co-PI, or work package leader. He has been an invited professor at Harvard, Columbia, and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma.


Countries Europe; France;
Topics Access to care; Ageing in place; Economics of LTC; End-of-life care and LTC; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; Governance and LTC systems organisation; Healthcare access in LTC; Living arrangements; Long term care subsidies; LTC and people with learning disabilities; LTC and people with mental health conditions; LTC and younger people; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; LTC systems in LMIC countries; LTC Workforce; Prevention and rehabilitation and LTC; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Comparative policy analysis; Cost analysis; Discrete choice analysis; Economic evaluation; Expert consultations; Panel data analysis; Quasi-experimental methods; Systematic Review; Trials and other evaluations;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Economics of Long-Term Care; Long-Term Care Policy; Migration Mobility and Care Workers; Quasi-experimental methods; Strengthening Responses to Dementia;
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