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Rossella Verzulli

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/03 Public Economics

Curriculum vitae


Research Fellow (senior), SECS-P/03 SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE, University of Bologna, Department of Economics.



2010 - Ph.D. in Economics, University of Milan, Department of Economics. Dissertation title: Waiting times for health care: theory and evidence. Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Florio.

2006-2007 - Visiting, University of York, Department of Economics and Related Studies, UK. Advisor: Prof. Luigi Siciliani.

2005 - Laurea in Economics and Social Sciences, Università Commerciale L. Bocconi. Dissertation title: Disuguaglianza e capacità: un'analisi empirica. Supervisors: Prof. Roberto Artoni e Prof. Conchita D'Ambrosio.



Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Public Economics.



February 2014-July 2019 - Research Fellow (junior), SECS-P/03 SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE, University of Bologna, Department of Economics.

February 2012-January 2014 - Post-doc, Scuola Superiore di Politiche per la Salute, university of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Project title: "Revisione dei meccanismi di finanziamento per le prestazioni ospedaliere", led by Prof Matteo Lippi Bruni, University of Bologna. Funding source: Policy Research Program, regional Department of Health, Bologna, Italy.

 January 2009-January 2012 - Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.



Lippi Bruni, M., Ugolini, C., Verzulli, R. 2021. Should I wait or should I go? Travelling versus waiting for better healthcare, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 89 (C):1 - 12.

Lippi Bruni, M., Mammi, I., Verzulli, R. 2019. Quality in nursing homes. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, Oxford University Press, 2019. DOI 10.1093/acrefore/9780190625979.013.82.

Fiorentini, G., Robone, S., Verzulli, R. 2018. How do hospital-specialty characteristics influence health system responsiveness? An empirical evaluation of in-patient care in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Health Economics, 27(2): 266-281.

Verzulli, R., Jacobs, R., Goddard, M. 2018. Autonomy and performance in the public sector: The experience of English NHS hospitals. The European Journal of Health Economics, 19(4): 607-626.

Verzulli, R., Fiorentini, G., Lippi Bruni, M., Ugolini, C. 2017. Price changes in regulated healthcare markets: Do public hospitals respond and how? Health Economics, 26(11): 1429-1446.

Castelli, A., Street, A., Verzulli, R., Ward, P. 2015. Examining variations in hospital productivity in the English NHS. The European Journal of Health Economics, 16: 243-254.

Allen, P., Keen, J., Wright, J., Dempster, P., Townsend, J., Hutchings, A., Street, A., Verzulli, R. 2012. Investigating the governance of autonomous public hospitals in England: multi-site case study of NHS Foundation Trusts. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 2012, 17(2): 94-100.

Mason, A., Goddard, M., Myers, M., Verzulli, R. 2011. Navigating uncharted waters? How international experience can inform the funding of mental health care in England. Journal of Mental Health, 20(3): 234-248.

Mason, A., Street, A., Verzulli, R. 2010. Private sector treatment centres are treating less complex patients than the NHS. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 103: 322-331.

Siciliani, L., Verzulli, R. 2009. Waiting times and socioeconomic status among elderly Europeans: Evidence from SHARE. Health Economics, 18(11): 1295-1306.



Italian (mother-tongue), English (fluent), French (good).



STATA SAS, SPSS, Office e Mappoint.


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