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Jaime Espin


Andalusian School of Public Health

Jaime Espín has a PhD in Economics (University of Granada), a Bachelor Degree in Law (University of Granada) and a Master in Health Economics (Andalusian School of Public Health). He has been a Visiting Graduate Fellow in the Department of Economics in the University of California (UCSB), Visiting Professor in Duke University (Fuqua Business School) and Visiting Researcher in The University of Chicago. He has also participated in specialized training activities at Harvard and Oxford Universities. He is also a Professor in the Andalusian School of Public Health, where he teaches and coordinates projects related to health economics, economic evaluations and pharmaceutical policies.

Professor Espín is an expert on European pharmaceutical policies and has been an external advisor for the European Commission during the High Level Pharmaceutical Forum (Working Group on Pricing). He is a current member of the Experts Committee on Pharmaceutical Policies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and member of the Pricing Policy Group of the WHO/HAI Project on Medicines Prices and Availability. Professor Espín is also a member of the panel of experts that has been working on the WHO Guideline on Pharmaceutical Pricing Policies.

He is the co-author of the European Commission publication “Differences and Commonalities in pricing and reimbursement systems in Europe.” In addition, he is the co-editor of the Pan America Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) publications “The access to high cost medicines in the Americas” and “Guideline for implementing generic strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean as a mechanism to improve access to medicines”.

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