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Position Associate Professor of Public Economics
Interest Health Economics
Affiliations HEDG - Health, Econometrics and Data Group (University of York)
Service Academic coordinator of the 2nd cycle degree in Health Economics & Management (HEM)
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Coordinator of the JoinHEM project
In collaboration with partners (University of Oslo, Management Center Innsbruck and Erasmus University Rotterdam), JoinHEM will implement a European joint degree in Health Economics and Management consolidating existing programs and attuning the educational offer to the labor market.
The project is funded as EACEA-LLP multilateral program.  read more


70128 - Fundamentals in Health Economics (fall 2014) Teaching material

70128 - Fundamentals in Health Economics (fall 2013) Teaching material

06281 - Economia Sanitaria (winter 2014) Teaching material

70134 - Health Economics (spring 2014) Teaching material

RESEARCH Google Scholar citations

Opt out or top up? Voluntary healthcare insurance and the public vs. private substitution (with Chiara Monfardini) IZA Discussion Paper No. 5952, 2011.

Testing exogeneity of multinomial regressors in count data models: does two stage residual inclusion work? (with Andrea Geraci and Chiara Monfardini) HEDG Working Paper No. 14/03, 2014.


The causal effect of education on the body mass: evidence from Europe (with Giorgio Brunello and Margherita Fort) JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, 2013, 31(1): 195-223.

The geography of hospital admissions in a National Health Service with patient choice (with Silvana Robone) HEALTH ECONOMICS, 2010, 19(9): 1029-1047.

Decomposing cross-country gaps in levels of obesity and overweight: does the social environment matter? (with Joan Costa-i-Font and Joan Gil) SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 2010, 70(8): 1185-1193.

Decomposing body mass index gaps between Mediterranean countries: a counterfactual quantile regression analysis (with Joan Costa-i-Font and Joan Gil) ECONOMICS & HUMAN BIOLOGY, 2009, 7(3): 351-365.

Rationing the public provision of healthcare in the presence of private supplements: evidence from the Italian NHS (with Chiara Monfardini) JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 2009, 28(2): 290-306.

The influence of economic incentives and regulatory factors on the adoption of treatment technologies: a case study of technologies used to treat heart attacks [as a member of "The Technological Change in Health Care (TECH) Investigators"] HEALTH ECONOMICS, 2009, 18(10):

Style of practice and assortative mating: a recursive probit analysis of Caesarean section scheduling in Italy (with Chiara Monfardini) APPLIED ECONOMICS, 2008, 40(11): 1411-1423.