Mikel’s current research interests are the economics of the pharmaceutical industry; including innovation and incentives for encouraging medical R&D, regulation of pharmaceutical markets and social welfare analysis, and competition and incentives for health care providers.
Before joining OHE in 2015, Mikel worked as teaching and research assistant at the Public University of Navarra. He was involved in several research grants funded by the Spanish Commission of Science and he taught Microeconomics and Game Theory in Economics, and Business Administration and Management degrees.
Mikel holds a PhD in economics from the Public University of Navarre (Upna) where he conducted research applying behavioural game theoretical and economics of information models to the analysis of incentives in public and health organisations. He also conducted qualitative research to analyse how intrinsically motivated doctors working for public health organisations should be incentivised.