Joan Gil Trasfi, associate professor of the Department of Economic Theory of the UB, has been recently awarded a research grant from the Catalan Government (BE-DGR 2012, Resolution 1st march 2013) to visit the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at University of York for a period of four months. According to Journal of Health Economics (vol. 3, 2012: 406-439) the CHE ranks among the top-10 world leading research institutions in the field of health economics (#1st the first in Europe).


Joan Gil will be working with Dr. Nigel Rice (CHE and Department of Economics, University of York) on a project aiming: i) to quantify the impact of diabetes, one of the leading chronic diseases causing high healthcare costs as well as various other health problems, on direct medical costs and health resource utilization, and ii) to examine the influence of diabetes on several labour market indicators in the Spanish economy.


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