Associate Professor of Public Economics, "Magna Græcia" University
Lancaster University Management School (AY 2019-2020)
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I am Associate Professor of Public Economics at the "Magna Græcia" University of Catanzaro and Research Fellow at IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) and at RWI-Research Network. I have obtained the National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione scientifica nazionale) as Full Professor of Public Economics (13/A3) and Economic Policy (13/A2) in the 2016-2018 round.
I received my PhD from the University of Calabria and a PhD specialization in Health Economics and Policy from the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+).
I am member-elect of the Steering committee of the Italian Health Economics Association (AIES) for 2017-2020, on the Editorial board of the Elsevier journal Economics and Human Biology and member of the Scientific Committee of IWAEE.
My main research interests are in the fields of health economics and policy evaluation with a particular focus on the economics of risky behaviours and socio-economic status related health inequalities. On these topics, I've published papers in the European Economic Review, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics and Economics Letters, among others.
- My paper The impact of communication on preferences for public policies: Evidence from a field experiment on the Covid-19 health-wealth trade-off (with M. De Paola and F. Gioia) has been published on Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers and featured on Voxeu
- My paper A latent class approach to inequity in health using biomarker data (with A. Davillas and A.M. Jones ) has been accepted by Health Economics
- Have a look at my latest IZA working paper Do-it-Yourself medicine? The impact of (unintended) light cannabis liberalization on prescription drugs (with Leonardo Madio and F. Principe)
- My paper "Productivity Shocks and Labour Market Outcomes for Top Earners: Evidence from Italian Serie A" (with A. M. Jones and F. Principe) on Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics is now Open Access! Link
- Given the huge media and political attention to the light cannabis market, with Leonardo Madio and F. Principe, we wrote a column for Lavoce.info summarizing our two papers on the issue. Our article "Light cannabis and organized crime. Evidence from (unintended) liberalization in Italy" was largely covered by all Italian media outlets relative to the proposal of the Minister of Interior, Salvini, to shut down the light cannabis market, e.g., Business Insider; ANSA; Repubblica; Wired; AGI; Open; Affari Italiani; TPI; Lettera43; Fuoriluogo; RADIO24; Newz; VICE