Dr Giulia Greco
MSc PhD AFHEA
and MRC Fellow (Economics of Health)
15-17 Tavistock Place
I obtained a degree in Economics and Public Administration at Bocconi University in Milan and an MSc in Social Policy and Planning for Developing Countries at LSE, with a dissertation on the international migration of health workers. I completed my PhD at the LSHTM on the development of a multidimensional index based on Sen’s Capability Approach to assess women’s wellbeing in rural Malawi.
I joined the Health Economics and Financing Programme (now HESA) at the LSHTM in 2006. In 2013-14 I have supported the drafting of the Wellbeing and Policy report of the Legatum Commission chaired by Gus O'Donnell with Angus Deaton, Richard Layard, Martine Durand and David Halpern.
I have been awarded an Early Career Fellowship from the UK Medical Research Council to develop a wellbeing measure for use in economic evaluation of public health programmes.
I am Honorary Senior Scientist at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit and Visiting Lecturer at the School of Economics, Makerere University, Uganda
I am co-Module Organiser for the DL module in Economic Analysis for Health Policy, and MSc Project tutor for the Masters in Public Health. I was a seminar leader for Introduction to Health Economics at the LSHTM.
I tought in the course Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Health Care for the MSc in Health Services Research; and the course Health Economics and Finance for the MPH at Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda.
I also teach a session on the economics of reproductive and sexual health at the East Africa Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Health.
My main research interest is on the measurement and determinants of subjective wellbeing and capabilities, and their use in the evaluation of complex public health interventions. My second area of interest is sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health. In particular, my work so far has been: 1) assessment of financial resources for attaining MDGs 4 and 5 in priority countries for the Countdown to 2015 initiative; 2) economic evaluations of reproductive, maternal and newborn health programmes (MaiMwana Project in Malawi; Saving Newborn Lives in Nepal and Malawi; EVA-PMDUP in Zambia and India); 3) economic evaluation of complex interventions (Good School trial to reduce violence against children in Uganda, 4) impact evaluation of a pay for performance programme in Tanzania, 5) impact and economic evaluation of an intervention to reduce teenage pregnancy in refugee settlements in Uganda as part of the RECAP project.