Pilar Garcia-Gomez

Associate Professor in Health Economics

Universitair Hoofddocent
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Erasmus School of Economics
Health Economics

Mentale gezondheid
Interventies voor mentale gezondheid en welzijn


  • labor market and health
  • crises and health
  • early-life conditions
  • policy evaluation

Expert Statement

She is a health economist. Her research aims at understanding the socioeconomic gradient in health. She is particularly interested in the relationship between health and employment, with a focus on the impact of policies like disability insurance and other labor market policies on the health and labor market outcomes of those affected and their families, as well as the impact of events early in life, like parental job loss, on children health and health and employment later in life. 

Voorbeeld van relevante publicatie

Coveney M, Garcia-Gomez P, van Doorslaer E, van Ourti T (2020) Thanks goodness for stickiness. Unravelling the evolution of income-related health inequalities before and after the Great recession in Europe. Journal of Health Economics, 70. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167629618304776

Rellstab S, Bakx P, Garcia-Gomez P and van Doorslaer E (2020) The kids are alright – labour market effects of unexpected parental hospitalisations in the Netherlands. Journal of Health Economics, 69. Available at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167629618304442

Kolodziej I and Garcia-Gomez P (2019) Saved by retirement: beyond the mean effect on mental health. Social Science and Medicine, 225: 85-97. Available at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277953619300620

Garcia-Gomez P and Gielen (2018) Mortality effects of containing moral hazard: evidence from disability insurance reform. Health Economics, 27(3): 606-621. Available at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hec.3617

Garcia-Gomez P, van Kippersluis H, O´Donnell O and van Doorslaer E (2013) Long-Term and Spillover Effects of Health Shocks on Employment and Income. Journal of Human Resources, 48(4): 873-909. Available at https://muse.jhu.edu/article/535371