Mark Pearson & Frederico Guanais (They/Them)

Deputy Director & Deputy Head of Division/Senior Health Economist, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

About Mark Pearson & Frederico Guanais

Mark Pearson is Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to 2014, he was Head of the Health Division where he helped countries to improve their health systems by providing internationally comparable data, state-of-the-art analysis and appropriate policy recommendations on a wide range of health policies. Major current work of the Division is on the economics of preventing obesity; comparisons of the prices of health care goods and services; assessing long-term care policies; trends in health spending; expanding health coverage; co-ordination of care; pay-for-performance; use of evidence in health care; the migration of the health-care workforce; health care quality indicators; measuring health care outcomes, outputs and inputs; and health and ICTs. Key publications resulting from the work he has managed include OECD Health at a Glance and Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care, as well as The Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat. Before moving to Paris, he was employed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, and he has been a consultant for the World Bank, the IMF and the European Commission. 


Frederico Guanais is Deputy Head of the Health Division at the OECD. He supervises technical work in health statistics, people-centred health systems, the Patient-Reported Indicators Survey (PaRIS), health system resilience, and is the project manager of the OECD Initiative for Safe International Travel. Prior to joining the OECD, he was Principal Health Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC and Lima, Peru, and has held senior managerial positions in the federal government of Brazil. He is an international expert in health systems strengthening, primary health care, and global health. A dual Italian and Brazilian national, he is a Civil Engineer by training, and holds a PhD in public policy from the New York University.

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