Publications

Publications refereed journals

– “One plus one can be greater than two: evaluating synergies of development programmes in Malawi” (with S. Daidone, B. Davis, S. Handa, M. Knowles, R. Pickmans), Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming (2017).

– “(Sub) Optimality and (Non) Optimal Satisficing in Risky Decision Experiments” (with D. Di Cagno, A. Galliera, W. Guth, F. Marzo), Theory and Decision, Vol. 83, pp. 195-243 (2017). Link paper

– “Experience and Gender Effects in Acquisition Experiment with Value Messages” (with D. Di Cagno, A. Galliera, W. Guth, L. Panaccione), Small Business Economics, Vol. 48, pp. 71-97 (2016). Link paper

– “Make-Up and Suspicion in bargaining with cheap talk. An experiment controlling for gender and gender constellation” (with D. Di Cagno, A. Galliera, W. Guth, L. Panaccione), Theory and Decision, Vol. 80, pp. 463-471 (2016). Link paper

– “Extending health insurance in Ghana: effects of the National Health Insurance Scheme on maternity care” (with A. Brugiavini), Health Economics Review, Vol. 6, pp. 1-10 (2016). Link paper

– “The health care system reform in China: Effects on out-of-pocket expenses and saving” (with V. Atella and A. Brugiavini), China Economic Review, Vol. 34, pp.182-195 (2015). Link paper

– “The Explanatory and Predictive Power of Non Two-Stage-Probability Theories of Decision Making Under Ambiguity” (with J. Hey), Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 49,  pp 1-29 (2014) Link paper

– “Changes in Individual and/or aggregate?” (with J. Hey), Applied Economic Letters, Vol. 22, pp 180-183 (2014). Link paper

– “Disentangling risk aversion from ambiguity aversion in unknown and in compound lotteries: a smooth ambiguity model experimental approach” (with G. Attanasi, C. Gollier and A. Montesano), Theory and Decision, Vol. 77, pp 485-530 (2014).  Link paper

– “Health status and portfolio choice: is their relationship economically relevant?” (with S. Bressan and L. Pelizzon), International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol.32, pp. 109-122 (2014). Link paper

– “Human resource management and productivity in the Trust Game Corporation” (with L. Becchetti and G. Gianfreda), International Review of Economics, Vol. 59, pp. 3-20 (2012). Link paper

– “Health Status and Portfolio Choice: Does feeling better affect your attitude towards risk?” (with L. Pelizzon and S. Bressan), in Geneva Association Information Newsletter: Health and Ageing, Geneva, The Geneva Association , Vol. 26, pp. 9-13 (2012).

– “Maternal and Neonatal Health Expenditure in Mumbai Slums, India: A Cross Sectional Study” (with J. Skordis-Worrall, U. Bapat, S. Das, N. Shah More, W. Joshi, A. Pulkki-Brannstrom, D. Osrin), BMC Public Health, Vol. 11:150, pp. 1-12 (2011). Link paper

– “Food commodity derivatives: a new cause of malnutrition?” (with A. Seal and A. Costello), Lancet, Vol. 371, pp.1648-1650 (2008). Link paper

– “Futures and food prices — Authors’ reply” (with A. Seal and A. Costello), Lancet, Vol. 372, pp.628-629 (2008). Link paper

– “Are Employers discriminating with respect to weight? European Evidence using Quantile Regression” (with V. Atella and D. Vuri), Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 6, issue 3, pp.305-329 (2008). Link paper

– “Understanding how women’s groups improve maternal and newborn health in Makwanpur, Nepal: a qualitative study” (with J. Morrison, R. Thapa, S. Hartley, D. Osrin, M. Manandhar, K. Tumbahangphe, R. Neupane, B. Budhathoki, A. Sen, D.S. Manandhar, A. Costello), International Health, Vol. 2, issue 1, pp.25-35 (2010). Link paper

Publications in refereed journals (in Italian)

  “Le discriminazioni retributive: un approccio giuridico ed economico” (with Silvia Foffano), Lavoro e Diritto, Vol. 4, pp. 663-688 (2012). Link paper

Articles published in books

– “Is there a European land of opportunity? Cross-country differences in intergenerational mobility in 14 European countries and Israel” (with L. Antonova, L. Aranda, E. Havari) in Ageing in Europe: Supporting Policies for an Inclusive Society, De Gruyter, pp. 209-222. Link paper

– “The Chinese health care system reforms and household saving patterns: some stylized facts” (with V. Atella, A. Brugiavini, and H. Chen). In “The Globalisation of Chinese Business: Implications for Multinational Investors”, Chandos Publishing, Oxford (2014).

– “Crisi economica e riduzione del reddito: effetti sullo stato di salute” (in Italian – with E. Croda). In Rizzi and Zantomio Analisi e strumenti di politica sociale, Edizione Ca’ Foscari Collana Politiche Sociali Studi e Ricerche (2013).

– “Riforme nel settore sanitario in Cina: rassegna degli effetti sulla domanda di cure sanitarie, spese out-of-pocket e risparmio familiare” (in Italian). In Rizzi and Zantomio Analisi e strumenti di politica sociale, Edizione Ca’ Foscari Collana Politiche Sociali Studi e Ricerche (2013).

– “Does Health Insurance Make you Fat?” (with J. Bhattacharya, K. Bundorf, and N. Sood), NBER book Economic Aspects of Obesity (M. Grossman and N. Mocan eds.). University of Chicago Press (2011). Link paper

– “Corporate Trust Game in Modern Knowledge Economies” (with L. Becchetti) in Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance: the contribution of economic theory and related disciplines (L. Sacconi, M. Blair, E.Freeman, A. Vercelli eds.) (2011). Palgrave Macmillan.

– “Istruzione, Tecnologie di Informazione e Sviluppo” (in Italian – with F. Ciuffi and A. De Socio) in Globalizzazione, istruzioni per l’uso: Comportamenti individuali, regole del gioco, istituzioni (L. Becchetti, L. Paganetto, C. Pietrobelli eds.), Meridiana Libri Saggi (2006).

Working Papers

“Does ‘soft conditionality’ increase the impact of cash transfers on desired outcomes? Evidence from a randomized control trial in Lesotho” (with S. Daidone, B. Davis, L. Pellerano). Working Paper. Submitted.

– “Family networks and health seeking behaviours: evidence from Nepal” (with J. Skordis, D. Osrin, M.V. Hernandez, I. Rasul). Working Paper. Submitted.

– The Social Cash Transfer Programme and Farm Input Subsidy Programme in Malawi: complementary instruments for increasing consumption and productive activities” (with S. Daidone, B. Davis, S. Handa, M. Knowles, R. Pickmans). FAO Working paper (2017)

– Heterogeneity in decision making within and across individuals: an analysis of experimental choice data”. Working paper (2016).

– “Disentangling risk aversion from ambiguity aversion in unknown and in compound lotteries: A KMM Experimental Approach” (con G. Attanasi, C. Gollier and A. Montesano), Working Papers Department of Economics, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, vol. 23, pp 1-48.

– “Does Health Insurance Make you Fat?” (with J. Bhattacharya, K. Bundorf, and N. Sood), NBER Working Paper 15163 (2009).

– “Are employers discriminating with respect to weight? European Evidence using Quantile Regression” (with V. Atella and D. Vuri), CEIS Research Paper 123/2008, University of Rome Tor Vergata (2008).

– “Wages and weight in Europe: evidence using quantile regression model”, (with V. Atella and D. Vuri), ChilD Working Paper, No. 23/2007 (2007).

 

 

 

Works in Progress

– Investigation of non-standard theories of economic behavior under risk and ambiguity.

– Field Experiments in Developing Countries.

– Impact of social protection interventions on food security and nutrition in Developing Countries.

– Experimental analysis of gender differences in risk attitude, negotiation and bargaining.

– Investigation of risk and time preferences in health related choices.

 

Seminars and Conference Presentations

2017 Annual World Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA 2017) – University of Berkeley, 1-2 June.

2017 UNU-WIDER Conference on Public Economics for Development 5-7 July.

2017 CSAE Conference on Development in Africa, Oxford University, 19-21 March.

2017 International Health Policy Conference, London School of Economics, 16-19 Feb.

2016 International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics and Social Sciences (IMEBESS), Rome.

2014 Conference on China After 35 Years of Economic Transition, London Metropolitan University, 8-9 May 2014.

2014 International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences, University of Oxford, 10-12 April.

2014 5th Southern Europe Experimentalists Meeting, Sesimbra, Lisbon Region, 30 Jan.-1 Feb.

2014 XIX Convegno di Economia Sanitaria, 27-28 Oct, Venice.

2013 Alhambra Experimental Workshop, Rome, 3-4 Oct.

2013 International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics (IMEBE), Madrid.

2013 QED Jamboree, University of Vienna, Vienna 2-4 May.

2012 SHARE Users’ Conference, Venice, 28-29 June

2012 QED Jamboree, University of Copenhagen, 4-5 May

2012 SHARE Wave 5 Meeting, Brixen, 22-23 March

2012 International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics (IMEBE), Castellòn, Spain

2012 NETSPAR Pension Workshop, Amsterdam

2011 ESA European Conference, Luxembourg, 14-17 September

2011 8th World Health Congress on Health Economics (iHEA), Transforming Health & Economics,

10-13 July, Toronto (Canada).

2011 International Economic Science Association (ESA) Conference, 7-10 July, Chicago (US).

2010 Foundation in Utility Theory (FUR) Conference, 15-18 June, Newcastle (UK).

2010 ERD Regional Conference on “Promoting Resilience through Social Protection in Sub-

Saharan Africa”, 25-27 June, Dakar (Senegal).

2009 7th World Health Congress on Health Economics (iHEA), 12-15 July, Beijing (PRC)

2008 European Conference on Health Economics, 23-26 July, Rome (IT).

2008 Centre for International Health and Development, University College London, 12 November,

London, (UK).

2007 Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, 17 July, Stanford (US).

2006 Marie Curie Conference CORE, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 22-23 June, Milan (IT).

 

Referee Activities

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Economic Journal, World Development, Canadian Journal of Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Applied Economics, China Economic Review, Bulletin of Economic Research, Economics of Education, Health Economics, Labour, PlosOne, Research in Economics.

 

Honors and Scholarship

2008-2013 Stanford Health Policy Adjunct Associate, Centre for Health Policy and Centre for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (CHP/PCOR), Stanford University USA.

2004-2007 Ph.D. scholarship for completion of the programme at University of Rome Tor Vergata in Economic Theory and Institutions.

2002 Socrates‐Erasmus Scholarship, John Moores University, Liverpool UK.