Luís Sá is an “applied theorist” whose research interest lie in the boundary between Industrial Organisation and Health Economics. Luís received his PhD in Economics from the University of Minho, where he was supervised by Odd Rune Straume and where he currently researches and teaches. Luís has studied how the interaction between hospitals determines waiting times and quality provision in competitive settings which reflect healthcare markets attributes such as demand inertia, the complexity of assessing the quality of care, the departure from pure profit-maximisation, and regulatory constraints. Recently, he has also taken an interest in Behavioural Experiments in Health.
Sá, L., & Straume, O. R. (2021). Quality provision in hospital markets with demand inertia: The role of patient expectations. Journal of Health Economics, 80, 102529. DOI
Correia, I., Sá, L., & Veiga, P. (2019). Lawmaking Towards Hospital Competition: Is Free Choice of Provider Enough? In E.Tec Yearbook Health Law and Technology (pp. 37–52). JusGov - Research Centre for Justice and Governance. DOI
Sá, L., Siciliani, L., & Straume, O. R. (2019). Dynamic hospital competition under rationing by waiting times. Journal of Health Economics, 66, 260–282. DOI
Economics of markets and competition