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 2014) Teaching material

70134 - Health Economics (winter 2015) Teaching material

RESEARCH Google Scholar citations

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.