Imperial College London

Dr Laure de Preux

Business School

Assistant Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 9349l.depreux




486City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Laure is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, and affiliated to the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation.

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Laure’s research interests lie in environmental and health economics. She works on climate change policies’ evaluation, the impact of health insurance on lifestyles, and the determinants of health with a particular focus on the effect of climate and pollution on individual’s behaviour and healthcare utilisation.

Prior to joining Imperial College Business School, Laure gained a Masters in Business from HEC Lausanne and an MSc in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, before completing her PhD in Economics at the University of York under the supervision of Prof. Hugh Gravelle. She also worked at the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE between 2008 and 2016. 

Laure was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for PhD supervision in 2017, and the Teaching Excellence Award for undergraduate teaching in 2018. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Martin R, Muûls M, de Preux LB, et al., 2014, Industry compensation under relocation risk: a firm-level analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, American Economic Review, Vol:104, ISSN:0002-8282, Pages:2482-2508

de Preux LB, 2011, ANTICIPATORY EX ANTE MORAL HAZARD AND THE EFFECT OF MEDICARE ON PREVENTION, Health Economics, Vol:20, ISSN:1057-9230, Pages:1056-1072

Martin R, Muûls M, Preux LBD, et al., 2011, Anatomy of a paradox: Management practices, organizational structure and energy efficiency, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, ISSN:0095-0696, Pages:---

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