I am currently a Research Fellow (with teaching and supervision responsibilities) at the Health Economics Group (HEG) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK. For information on me and my role at HEG, please go to the HEG website.
I obtained a MSc in Applied Economics and Data Analysis from the department of Economics at the University of Essex (UK) and the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER).
My recent research has been used in several impact and engagement activities <link>. Recent impact activities include invited talks at the Departments of Health, and for Work and Pensions, the House of Lords and a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, commissioned for their anti-poverty strategy.
I am involved as co-investigator in research projects funded, among other, by ESRC, European Commission, Nuffield, Department of Health <link>. A recent fellowship, awarded by the Italian Social Security Institute (INPS), has allowed me to use (highly restricted and sensitive) administrative social security data.
I specialise in: studying the public costs and distributive and targeting efficiency of public policies on pensions, long-term care finance, and other public support for the personal costs that disability brings in later life; and improving methods for econometric estimation of these personal costs, which are not directly observable. Ex-ante and ex-post policy evaluation of the public intervention.
Public support for older disabled people: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing on receipt of disability benefits and social care subsidy This is a new paper that arises from research funded by the Nuffield Foundation through a study on the Care and Support of Older People Living in the Community and by the Economic and Social Research Council through the Research Centre on Micro-Social change. <here>
long-term care reforms in Great Britain
Here some research outputs from the Care and State Pension Reforms (CASPeR) project. CASPer is a collaborative project between the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI), the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the London School of Economics (LSE), funded over two years by the Nuffield Foundation, investigating the long-term impacts of both long term care and state pension reforms and their potential interactions.
Care and State Pension Reform - Interactions between state and pension long-term care reforms: a summary of findings The findings report is available for download <here> and the technical report <here>
Long-term care funding - a comparison between England, Wales and Scotland The findings report is available for download <here>
Interactions between state pension and long-term care reforms: an overview The report is available for download <here>
This JRF report (joint with Prof Ruth Hancock and Prof Steve Pudney) is now published and free for download in PDF. We explore the relationship between disability and poverty among the older population in the UK.
The report is available for download <here>
Dynamics and inertia in the long-term care policies for older people in Italy This is my contribution to the Italian National Institute for Social Security (INPS) annual report (see Chapter 2). The report is now published and free for download in PDF <here>.
Examples of media coverage (in Italian):
- L’INPS, il welfare e l’indennità di accompagnamento (di Daniela Bucci) <here>.
- Le sfide da affrontare per riordinare l'assistenza (di Maurizio Ferrera) <here>
- I pregiudizi hanno le gambe corte (di Carlo Giacobini) <here>
- Selfie in chiaroscuro della societa' italiana (di Chiara Saraceno) <here>
Public support for older disabled people: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing on receipt of disability benefits and social care subsidy
Details available <here>
U. of Stirling (Dept. of Economics), 28 March 2017
Participation of older people in health-related longitudinal studies. Microlevel evidence at the beginning of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)
Details available <here>