Associate Professor of Public Economics

Address Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche - UniversitÓ di Bologna - Piazza Scaravilli 2, 40126 - Bologna, ITALY - Voice: 0039 051 2098669 - Fax: +39 051 2098040 - Send an e-mail

Interests 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)
Coordinator of the JoinHEM projectread more
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Editorial Position Editor-in-Chief: Pharmacoeconomics - Italian Research Articles, Springer


70128 - Fundamentals in Health Economics (fall 2015) Teaching material

70134 - Health Economics (winter 2015) Teaching material


Conditional bailouts, access to hospital care and mortality: evidence from the Italian NHS
Organised screening programs and the demand for preventive care
Top executives turnover, politics and the performance of healthcare providers: evidence from the Italian NHS
The Causal Effect of Air Pollution on Infant and Child Health Outcomes (with Chiara Monfardini, Oznur Ozdamar and Eleftherios Giovanis) EIEF Grant 2015

WORKING PAPERS Google Scholar citations

Caesarean section and the manipulation of exact delivery time (with Chiara Monfardini, Ilaria Castaldini and Adalgisa Protonotari) DSE Working Paper No. 1036, 2015.

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.


Opt out or top up? Voluntary healthcare insurance and the public vs. private substitution (with Chiara Monfardini) OXFORD BULLETIN OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS - in press.

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.

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.