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Nicolai Brachowicz

Nicolai Brachowicz


Nicolai Brachowicz Quintanilla, holds a MSc. in Economics of Public Policy awarded by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE ) and a BSc. in Economics awarded by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He has research experience working for the Centre of Reseach in Health and Economics (CRES) at Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) on topics focused on Impact Evaluation. He is joining the Health Impact Assessment group at ISGlobal as an statistician/economist.

Lines of research

  • Impact Evaluation Methods
  • Social Epidemiology

Main publications

  • Brachowicz N, Vall Castello J. Is changing the minimum legal drinking age an effective policy tool?. Health Economics. 2019;1–8.
  • Brachowicz Quintanilla, Nicolai and Vall Castelló, Judit, Is Changing the Minimum Legal Drinking Age an Effective Policy Tool? (November 2, 2018). IEB Working Paper N. 2018/19, Available at SSRN: or
  • Rasella, D., Richiardi, L., Brachowicz, N. et al. Developing an integrated microsimulation model for the impact of fiscal policies on child health in Europe: the example of childhood obesity in Italy. BMC Med 19, 310 (2021).
  • Mueller, N., Anderle R., Brachowicz, N. et al. Model Choice for Quantitative Health Impact Assessment and Modelling: An Expert Consultation and Narrative Literature Review. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2023
  • Basterra, E.L., Silva, N.J., Alves, F.J.O., Sampaio de Morais, G. A., Brachowicz, Nicolai, Rasella, Davide. The Effects of Social Protection and Labor Programs on Suicide Mortality: A Comprehensive Longitudinal Study in 81 Low- and Middle-Income Countries Over the Last Two Decades. Int J Ment Health Addiction (2023).
  • E Landín Basterra, N J Silva, FJO Alves, G A de Sampaio Morais, N Brachowicz, D Rasella. Effects of social protection programs on suicide mortality: a study in 81 LMICs between 2000-2019. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue Supplement_2, October 2023, ckad160.947,
  • Maria Llopis, Paula Sol Ventura, Nicolai Brachowicz, Júlia Sangüesa, Mario Murcia, Maria-Jose Lopez-Espinosa, Gonzalo García-Baquero, Aitana Lertxundi, Martine Vrijheid, Maribel Casas, Paula Petrone. Sociodemographic, lifestyle, and environmental determinants of vitamin D levels in pregnant women in Spain. Environment International, Volume 182, 2023, 108293, ISSN 0160-4120,

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