I’m currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and Stanford Health Policy Adjunct Associate at the Center for Health Policy, Stanford University. I’m also fellow at the Centre for Economic and International Studies at University of Rome, Tor Vergata.
My fields of concentration are applied microeconomics, health economics and experimental economics. In particular, I’m trying to answer to both questions related to economic behaviour under risk and ambiguity and questions related to health economics and more precisely on how different health care systems affect health care demand, supply and health outcomes.
I was previously Research Fellow at the Centre for International Health and Development at University College London where I was involved in research projects on the equity of health care expenditure in developing settings, and on the role of networks in development programs’ and on their economic impact. In particular, I carried out a study of networks and linkages as they relate to the effects of a women group intervention in improving health outcomes in Nepal.
During my doctoral studies, supervised by professor Vincenzo Atella, I spent some time as visiting researcher at the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University, where I was working with professor Jay Bhattacharya on a research project on the externalities of health insurance on body weight decisions in the US. I also worked as part-time intern at the Sphere Institute, a non-profit organization close to San Francisco providing the government with expertise and technical assistance on a variety of health policy issues.
I previously worked as instructor and teaching assistant in undergraduate and graduate courses at University of Tor Vergata and LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome (Italy), and as research analyst for the Investment Promotion Unit at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Amman (Jordan).
I hold a B.A. in Economics, a Master Degree in Development Economics and a PhD in Economic Theory and Institutions from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.