Department of Economics, University of Bologna
Piazza Scaravilli, 2, 40126 Bologna
phone+39-051-2098145 fax +39-051-2098040
2014-now Associate Professor of Public Economics, Department of
Economics, University of Bologna.
2008-2014 Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of
Economics, University of Bologna, with tenure.
2005-2008 Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of
Economics, University of Bologna (tenure track).
2001 - 2005 Research Fellow, Department of Economics,
University of Bologna.
PhD in Economics,
University of Bologna .
Master of Science in Economics, University
College London (UCL).
BA in Economics (4 Year Degree), University of
Bologna (Summa cum Laude) .
In Refereed Journals
 Disease management in diabetes care: when involving GPs improves patient compliance and health outcomes (with C. Ugolini, G. Fiorentini, A. C. Leucci, Berti E., Nobilio L. Moro M.L.), Health Policy, vol. 123, pp. 955-962, .
 Spatial effects in hospital expenditures: a district and GP level analysis, 2017 (with I. Mammi), Health Economics, 26, pp. 63-77.
 Price Changes in Regulated Healthcare Markets: Do Public Hospitals Respond and How? 2017, (with G. Fiorentini, R. Verzulli, C. Ugolini) Health Economics
, 26, pp. 1429-1446.
 Does the extension of primary care practice opening hours reduce inappropriate use of emergency services? (con I. Mammi, C. Ugolini), Journal of Health Economics, 2016, 50, pp. 144-155 (with I. Mammi, and C. Ugolini).
 Dealing with minor illnesses: the link between primary care characteristics and First Aid Clinics' attendances, (with C. Ugolini, I. Mammi, A. Donatini, G. Fiorentini), Health Policy, 2016, 120 (1) pp. 72-80.
 Delegating home care for the elderly to
external caregivers? An empirical study on Italian data (with C.
Ugolini), Review of Economics of the Household, 2016, 14(1).
 The role of GP's compensation
schemes in diabetes care: evidence from panel data (with E. Iezzi
and C. Ugolini). Journal of Health Economics, 2014,
34, pp. 104–120.
 GPs and hospital
expenditures. Shall we keep cost containment programs alive? (with
G. Fiorentini and C. Ugolini), Social Science and
Medicine, 2013, 82, pp. 10-20 (IF 2.699, ISI Cit. Rep
 Primary care
characteristics and their impact on potentially avoidable hospital
admissions (with G. Fiorentini, E.Iezzi and C. Ugolini),
European Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 12 (4),
pp. 297-309 (IF 1.500, ISI Cit. Rep 2011).
 Public vs. private
demand for covering long term care expenditures (with R. Brau and
A.M. Pinna), Applied Economics 2010, 42 (28) pp.
3651-3668 (IF 0.424, ISI Cit. Rep 2011).
 Economic incentives in
general practice: the impact of pay for participation and pay for
compliance programs on diabetes care, (with L. Nobilio, C. Ugolini)
Health Policy, 2009, 90 (2-3), pp. 140-148, (IF 1.348
, ISI Cit. Rep 2009).
 Eliciting the demand for
long term care insurance: a discrete choice modelling analysis
(with R. Brau), Health Economics, 2008, 17 (3), pp.
411-433 (IF 1.944 , ISI Cit. Rep 2008).
 The analysis of a
cardiological network in a regulated setting: a spatial interaction
approach, (with L. Nobilio and C. Ugolini), Health
Economics, 2008, 17 (2), pp. 221-233 (IF 1.944 , ISI Cit.
 Health systems and
health reform in Europe: the case of Italy (with G. Fiorentini e C.
Ugolini), Intereconomics-Review of European
Economic Policy, 2008, 43 (4), pp. 205-212.
 Economic evaluation in
social care services (with C. Ugolini), Italian Journal
of Social Policy, 2007, 4 (1), pp. 477-486.
 Insuring health risks for elderly
people: A note based on stated preferences evidence, Swiss
Journal of Economics and Statistics, 2006, Special Issue,
pp. 77-84, (with R. Brau).
 A note on the choice between formal
and informal care for elderly people, Swiss Journal of
Economics and Statistics , 2006- Special Issue, pp. 85-90,
(with C. Ugolini).
 Assistenza a domicilio e assistenza
residenziale: politiche di intervento e analisi empirica, Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, 2006, 11
(2), pp. 241-267, (with C. Ugolini).
 La disponibilità a pagare per la
copertura del rischio di non autosufficienza: analisi econometrica
e valutazioni di policy, Politica Economica, 2004, 20
(3), pp. 357-388, (with R. Brau, G. Fiorentini and A.M.
Contributions to Collective Volumes (in Italian)
 Quality in Nursing Homes, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Economics and Finance, Oxford University Press (with I. Mammi and R. Verzulli) 2019.
 Mutue sanitarie e meccanismi assicurativi, in S. Maggi e C. De Pietro (a cura di), Le Prospettive del Mutuo Soccorso nel Sistema Sanitario Italiano, 2015, Bologna, Il Mulino, pp. 105-123.
 La domanda di copertura per il
rischio di non autosufficienza: un'analisi empirica
, in G.
Fiorentini (ed.), I Servizi Sanitari in Italia 2003
, Bologna, Il
Mulino, pp. 139-169, (with R. Brau and A.M. Pinna).
 Il ruolo dei fondi sanitari
integrativi nel nuovo assetto del SSN, in G. Fiorentini (ed.), I
Servizi Sanitari in Italia 2001, Bologna, Il Mulino, pp.
 Public and private health insurance
under adverse selection: A public choice analysis, in Stato o
Mercato? - Intervento Pubblico e Architettura dei Mercati , 2001,
Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the Italian Society of Public
Economics (SIEP), Pavia, pp. 533-558.
 Implicazioni etiche degli strumenti
di valutazione economica nella selezione dei programmi sanitari, in
E. Sgreccia (ed.) Bioetica e Allocazione delle Risorse in Sanità,
1997, CIC, Bologna ( with G. Fiorentini).
 Il ruolo delle mutue sanitarie
integrative, 2012, (with S. Rago and C. Ugolini), Il Mulino,
Working Papers and Preliminary Drafts
 Emergency department utilization for non-urgent care: are there differences between immigrants and natives? 2014 , Department of Economics University of Bologna (with I. Mammi, and C. Ugolini) presented at iHEA World Congress Trinity College Dublin 2014, Conferenza AIES 2014 – Università di Venezia; SIEP 2013– Università of Pavia; Migrant Health 2012, Università Bocconi Milano.
 Disentangling the effect of waiting times on hospital choice: evidence from panel data analysis, (con R. Verzulli, e C. Ugolini), DSE Working Paper, n. 1118, 2018, submitted.
Main Research Projects
2012- 2013 Reforming financing mechanism of
hospital care, Advanced School for Healthcare Policy, University of
Bologna, funded by the Department of Heath and Social Care, Emilia
Romagna Region (role: principal investigator with Rossella
Monitoring the main targets of the National Health Plan: Primary
care, 24hrs care and inappropriate access to emergency services,
Advanced School for Healthcare Policy, University of Bologna and
National Agency for Regional Healthcare Services- Rome, unit
coordinator G. Fiorentini (role: investigator).
The role of mutual health insurance in the design of the new
welfare, funded by Centro di Formazione e Iniziativa sulla
Cooperazione e l'Etica d'Impresa (role: principal
2008-2009 Organisation and incentives
for governing primary care, Department of Economics, University of
Bologna and Regional Agency for Social and Healthcare Services of
Emilia Romagna, funded the by Italian Ministry of Health,
coordinator F. Taroni.
2008-2009 Governance of demand and
incentives in financing supply of care in a National Health
Service”, Coordinator R. Levaggi (U. of Brescia), PRIN-COFIN
2008-2009, funded the by Italian Ministry of University and
2007-2008 The role of economic
incentives for the governance of health cares systems: an
application to primary care, funded by Fondazione Cassa dei
Risparmi di Forlì (role: principal investigator with C.
2006-2008 “Health Economics:
contracts, procurements and innovation”- coordinator V. Denicolò,
Strategic Research Project funded by the University of Bologna.
2003-2004 “Spatial aspects of
health and social care: needs, organisational and financial issues”
coordinator G.Muraro, COFIN Program, funded by the Italian Ministry
for Scientific Research (MIUR).
2003-2005 "The contribution of
structural policies for improving appropriateness in health care”,
joint project: Department of Economics University of Bologna (DSE)
and Regional Agency for Healthcare Services of Emilia Romagna
(ASR-ER), funded by the Italian Ministry of Health.
2000-2001 "Demand for hospital
care services: financing and regulation issues”, joint project
between DSE and ASR-ER, funded by the Italian Ministry of
1999-2000 "The re-organisation of the
National Healthcare System” coordinator G. Muraro, COFIN Program,
funded by MIUR.
2015-16 Advanced Public Finance, School of Economics, Management and
Statistics, University of Bologna -Forli Campus. Regulation in
Health Care Markets (in English), School of Economics, Management
and Statistics, University of Bologna (also 2014-15; 2013-14; 2012-13, 2011-12; 2010-11; 2009-10, 2009-09);
2015-16 Regulation in Health Care Markets (in English), School of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Bologna (also 2014-15; 2013-14; 2012-13);
Public Finance, Faculty of Economics,
Forli Campus, University of Bologna (also 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08).
2007-08 Economic Analysis of Law, Faculty of Economics,
Forli Campus, University of Bologna (also 2006-07; 2005-06).
2006-07 Microeconomics, Faculty of
Economics, Forlì Campus, University of Bologna (also 2005-06).
2004-05 Microeconomics and Economics of Institutions , Faculty of Political
Science II, University of Bologna.
2004 Seminar course (10 hrs.) in Economic evaluation of non marketable
goods, Faculty of Economics “Marco Biagi”, University of Modena and
various years Tutorials in Microeconomics, Public
Economics, Economics of Contracts, Institution of Economics,
Faculty of Economics, University of Bologna.
2013-14 European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE), Public Law
and Economics (in English), Faculty of Economics University of
Bologna (18 hrs.)- in English (also 2012-13; 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10).
Master in City Management, topics: Economic Decisions of the Public
Administration (12 hrs.), University of Bologna, Forlì Campus (also
Master in Management of Nursing, Preventive and Rehabilitative
Medicine, topic Economic and Statistical Methods (12 hrs),
University of Bologna, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (also
2010-11 and 2007-08).
Director of the Postgraduate Specialisation Course in Economics and
Management of Healthcare Agencies: Rationing, Accountability,
Budgeting, Personell Evaluation and Procurement, University of
Bologna, Forlì Campus (also 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10,
in City Management, topics: Local Public Finance (8 hrs.); Economic
Decisions of the Public Administration (13 hrs.), University of
Bologna, Forlì Campus, (also 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09,
Postgraduate Specialisation Course in Healthcare Agencies:
rationing, procurement, budgeting and personnel evaluation;
University of Bologna, Forlì Campus.
Master in Planning, Management and Evaluation of Healthcare
Services, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna (Topic
“Insurance systems in health care”).
1999 & 2002 Master in Administration and Management
of Healthcare Services, Regional Agency for Healthcare Services of
EMLE external examiner (2012-13; 2010-11); EMLE Thesis
Health Econometrics Workshop, University of Bari (2016); University of Padova (2014).
Spatial Econometrics Conference, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma (2016);
Health Economics Study Group (HESG) meeting, Lancaster University (2015); London School of Economics (2010);
iHEA World Congress: Trinity College Dublin (2014); University of Copenhagen (2007) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2005) ;
Journées d'Economie Publique L-A Gerard-Varret (LAGV12),
Université de Aix-en-Provence Marseille (2013)*;
International Conference on Evidence–Based Policy in Long-Term
Care, London School of Economics, September 2012.
European Conference on Health Economics (ECHE): Zurich (2012),
Helsinki (2010), Rome (2008) Budapest (2006), LSE-London (04),
Migrant Health 2012- 4th Conference on Migrant and Ethnic
Minority Health in Europe, Bocconi University.
Workshop “Chronic Diseases, Primary Health Care and Health
System Performance: Diagnosis, Tools and Interventions”, University
of Salvador de Bahia and Inter American Development Bank December
2011 (Salvador de Bahia, Brasil).
Workshop on Applied Health Economics and Policy Evaluation,
Paris IRDES (2010);
European Health Policy Group (EHPG) meeting, London School of
European Conference on Long-Term Care, Centre for European
Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim (2005);
Journées d'Economie Publique L-A Gerard-Varret (LAGV3), IDEP,
Université de Marseille (2004);
European Economic Association (EEA), Universidad Carlos III
Madrid (2004) .
Workshop on Institutions, Individual Behaviour and Economic Outcomes (IIBEO), Alghero, Università di Sassari e CRENos, 2016.
Workshop“ Sustainable funding of Italian National Health
Service: the role of demand and supply control. Lessons from other
countries” 'University of Padua, June 2010.
SIEP Conference, University of Pavia 2013- 2009-
SIE (Italian Economists Society) Meeting 2013 , U
Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics
(ICEEE), University of Venice 2005;
Labour Economics Workshop “Brucchi Luchino”, Catholic
University, Milan (poster);
Annual Conference of the Italian Association of Health Economics
(AIES), Alghero (2015); Caì Foscari, Univ. of Venice 2014, Univ. of Trento 2013, Catholic University of the Sacred
Heart- Rome 2012, Univ. II of Naples 2011, Carlo Alberto Royal
College Univ. of Turin 2010, Univ. of Bergamo 2009, Matera 2008,
Univ. of Florence 2007, Univ. of Venice- Ca' Foscari 2006, Univ. of
Genoa 2005 , Bocconi Univ. Milan 2004 Univ. of Bologna 2002,
Univ. of Catania 2001.
Workshop "Patient's choice and incentives for doctors" State
University Milan 2001.
University of Southern Denmark (2018); University of Bergamo (2017); Inter-American Development Bank- Washington D.C. (2011),
University of Cagliari (2011), University of Milan (2010), Catholic
University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (2009), Hermes Research Center
-University of Turin (2009), University of Eastern Piedmont-at
Novara (2006) University of Modena (2004) University of Bologna
Applied Economics (5), BMC Health Services Research, Diabetic Medicine (2), Economic Change and Restructuring,
Economic Inquiry, Economics Bullettin, Empirical Economics, European Journal of Health Economics (3), Health
Economics (5), Health Policy (4), International Journal of Health
Economics and Management (2), Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Public Health Research, International Journal of Public Health, International Review of Economics,
Politiche Sociali: studi e ricerche, Politiche Sanitarie (3),
Rivista di Politica Economica (2), Social Science &
AFFILIATIONS TO SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS
iHEA (International Health Economics Association), SIEP (Italian
Society of Public Economics), AIES (Italian Association of Health
Economics), EHPG (European Health Policy Group), CHILD (Centre for
Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics; until the
closure of the centre 2012).
Member of the Scientific Committee, EuHea Conference (European Health Economics Association), University of Hamburg, 2016.
Member of the Directory Board of the Advanced School for Health Policy , University of Bologna 2014-to date.
Elected Member of the Board of the Italian Association of Health
Economics (AIES), 2008-2010, 2011-2013.
Member of the Scientific Committee , AIES National Conference, University of Rome 2012.
Chair of the Organising Commitee of the XVIII Meeting of the European Health Policy Group, University of Bologna, 2009.
Italian (Mother tongue), English (fluent), French (basic),