BIOGRAPHIC DATA 

Date of birth:            9 September 1962
Place of birth:  Venafro (IS)
Office address:  Via Columbia, 2 - 00133 Rome, Italy
Phone and Fax     

 +39.06.72595606        +39.06.2020687                                                                    

PRESENT ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

2001- present                  

Associate Professor - Permanent position - Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) - University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.


 PAST ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

1994-2001                       

Assistant Professor - Permanent position - Department of Financial Economics and Quantitative Studies (SEFEMEQ) - University of Rome Tor Vergata.

1990-1993 Adjunct Professor - Department of Economics - University of Sassari.

1987 -  1989   

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford (USA), Master of Arts in Economics.

1980 - 1984    
                                         

LIBERA UNIVERSITA' INTERNAZIONALE DEGLI STUDI SOCIALI (LUISS), Rome. Bachelor in Economics (110/110 cum laude), major in Economics.

SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS AND PRIZES

 2010

Best paper award to the Annual conference on Money, Economy and Management for the paper “Household Portfolio Choices, Health Status and National Health Care Systems, a Cross-Country Analysis Based on Share?”, Paris,

1991 and 1990 National Research Council (CNR) , Roma: for postgraduate studies;

1987 - 1989

Bank of Naples: for graduate studies;

1989 Stanford Alumnus;

1987

CONSORZIO ROMA RICERCHE: for undergraduate studies;

1980 - 1984        

ISVEIMER: for undergraduate studies.


MAIN TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Undergraduate

Calculus 1, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economic Analysis, Advanced Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics.

Postgraduate                

Macroeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Production and Consumption Theory, Cost Benefit Analysis, Applied Health Economics.

Associate Professor

Department of Economics and Finance, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"                                                        

Adjunct Affiliate

CHP/PCOR (Center for Health Policy), Stanford University, USA

Founder and Member

PAA - Public Affair Association

Chief Economist SIMG (Italian College of General Practitioners)
Scientific Director Fondazione Farmafactoring, Milan
Senior expert

SIVEAS (Health Care Services National Evaluation System- Ministry of Health, Rome

Member Gerson Lehrman Group Council
Member CIBB (Centro Interdip. di Biomedica e Statistica) Scientific Commitee
Expert COPAFF – Italian Ministry of Economic and Finance
Blogger Huffinghton Post

 

 

 

       EDUCATION

Participation to RESEARCH PROJECTS and RESEARCH GRANTS 

2012

Ministry of Health, SIVEAS, Department of Programming: Hospital performance indicators.

2010 - 2011 Ministry of Health, SIVEAS, Department of Programming: Econometric model for public health expenditure and for the definition of standard costs.
2007 - 2009 PRIN - Ministry of Research, Education and University (MIUR). Welfare, Child cost in collective choice models: cost of rearing, fertility choices and child poverty estimates. Unit coordinator.
2003 - 2005 Gruppo OSMED, senior economist realizing and managing an econometric model on public pharmaceutical expenditure

2001 - 2003

Pharmacia & Upjohn - Complementarità e sostituibilità nella spesa sanitaria pubblica e privata in Italia

2001 - 2006

GHP - Global health care productivity research network.
http://healthpolicy.stanford.edu/GHP/

2001 - 2003

EC Programme ECUITY III - V Framework programme
http://www.eur.nl/bmg/ecuity/

2001 - 2003

EC Programme SOE - Project “MICRESA”
http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/dae/mu/emod.htm

2001 - 2002

Research project 40% - Ministry of Research, Education and University (MIUR)

1999 - 2000

European Science Foundation (ESF) – Exploratory Research Grant
http://healthpolicy.stanford.edu/tech/

1998 - 2003 TECH-Europe - TEchnological Change in Health care global research network - Co-founder and coordinator of the research group at European level.

1998 - 2001

 EC Programme SOE - Progetto “EUROMOD”

1997 - 1999

 EC Programme BIOMED - progetto “Patient charge and decision making behaviours of consumers and physicians”

1997 - 1998

CNR - Strategic Project on Health “The determinants of the public-private choices in the Italian healthcare sector.”

1996 - 1998

Research project 40% - Ministry of Research, Education and University (MIUR)

1997 - 2001

EC Programme SOE - “EUROMOD” Project

1998

TECH-Europe - TEchnological Change in Health care global research network

1997 - 1999

EC Programme BIOMED - Project “Patient charge and decision making behaviours of consumers and physicians

1997 - 1999

National Research Council (CNR) – Strategic project on Health – “The determinants between public and private choices in the health sector in Italy

1995 - 1997

EC Programme Human Capital and Mobility (HCM) - Project “Cost containment policy in the drug sector in Europe

 

Participation to CONFERENCES and SEMINARS 

2012

OECD, Stanford, AIES Annual Conference, SIE Annual Conference

2011 University of Sassari, Catholic University, Milan.
2010 Health Economic Seminar Boston University, MIT, Harvard University, University of Brescia, University of Venice.
2009 Ministry of Treasury, Bank of Italy, London School of Economics, Stanford University, Imperial College London.
2007b
II Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics, Rimini (Italy), January 25 - 26, paper presented “Technology shocks, structural breaks and the effects on the business cycle”.

 2007a

VIII International Health Economic Association Conference, Copenhagen, July 14-18, paper presented “Wages and Weight in Europe: Evidence using IV Quantile Treatment Effect Model”.

 2006b

 XI Convegno AIES, Venice (Italy), November 16-17, paper presented “Drug policy evaluation with heterogeneous patients: Evidence from a panel of Italian patients”.

 2006a

XV European Workshop on Health economics and Econometrics, Thessaloniki (Greece), September 6-9, paper presented: “Drug policy evaluation with heterogeneous patients: Evidence from a panel of Italian patients”.

 2005d

European Economic Association Conference, Amsterdam, August 24-27, paper presented: “Medical compliance, co-payment and health outcomes: empirical evidence based on a panel of Italian patients”.

 2005c

IX World Congress of the Econometric Society, at the University College London, London, August 19-24, paper presented: “Medical compliance, co-payment and health outcomes: empirical evidence based on a panel of Italian patients”.

 2005b

CHILD Annual Meeting, Bari (Italy), July 8, paper presented: “Medical compliance, co-payment and health outcomes: empirical evidence based on a panel of Italian patients”.

 2004b

XIII National Seminar “Valutazione dell’uso e della sicurezza dei farmaci: esperienze in Italia”, at Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome, December 13, paper presented: “Medical compliance, co-payment and health outcomes: empirical evidence based on a panel of Italian patients”.

 2004a

Conference on Ecuity Project, at STAKES Institution in Helsinki (Finland), June 2-4 , paper presented: “Maximum Simulated Likelihood Estimation of a Simultaneous Equation Model with Count Data: An Application to the Demand of Physician Services”.

 2003c

XII European Workshop on Health economics and Econometrics, Menorca (Spain), September 17- 21, invited as discussant.

 2003b

IV Conference of the Global Health Productivity Network, Stanford (CA), June 19-20, paper presented: “The effects of the health policy changes on public and private health expenditure in Italy and UK: evidence from household budget surveys”.

 2003a

IV International Health Economic Association Conference, San Francisco (USA), June 14-18, paper presented: “The effects of the health policy changes on public and private health expenditure in Italy and UK: evidence from household budget surveys”.

2002l

III Conference of the Global Health Productivity Network, at the Chinese Health Economics Institute, Beijing (China), October 14-17, paper presented: “The effects of the health policy changes on public and private health expenditure in Italy and UK: evidence from household budget surveys”.

2002i

V Meeting AIES, Bologna (Italy), September 25-27, paper presented: “Health federalism, equivalization criteria and growth fostering mechanisms”.

2002h

XI European Workshop on Health economics and Econometrics, Lund (Sweden), September 11 – 14, invited as discussant.

2002g

International Meeting on Equivalence Scales, Household Behaviour and Welfare, Florence (Italy), June 27-28, paper presented: “Demographically Varying Unit Values: Estimation and Interpretation”.

2002f

International Meeting on Equivalence Scales, Household Behaviour and Welfare, Florence (Italy), June 27-28, paper presented: “Income and Time Dependent Equivalence Scales for the Italian Case”.

2002e

OECD conference on “What is best and at what cost? OECD Study on Cross-National Differences of Ageing-Related Diseases”, Paris, June 20-21, paper presented: “The relationship between health policies, medical technology trend, and outcomes: A perspective from the TECH Global Research Network”.

2002d

International Workshop on “Income distribution and welfare”, at Bocconi University, Milan, May 30 – June 1, paper presented: “Aversion to inequality and political choices in Italy: are voters rational?”

2002c 

Conference of the Ecuity Project, Rome, March 22-24, paper presented: “The determinants of access to physician services: a latent class Probit approach”.

2002b 

International Workshop on consumption behaviour and welfare measurement, Verona (Italy), March 15-16, paper presented: “Precautionary Saving and Health Risk. Evidence from the Italian households using a time series of cross sections”.

2002a

II Conference of the Global Health Productivity Network, at “Rockfeller Foundation” in Bellagio (Italy), February 5-8, paper presented: “Is health care expenditure really a luxury good? A reassessment and new evidence based on OECD data”.

2001b

Conference of the Associazione Italiana di Economia Sanitaria (Italian Association of Health Economists), Catania (Italy), October 19-20, paper presented: “Compartecipazione alla spesa farmaceutica e comportamenti decisionali di pazienti e medici:una comparazione a livello europeo”.

2001a

III International Health Economic Association Conference, York (UK), July 22-25, paper presented: “Determinant of access to physician services in Italy: a latent class probit approach”.

2000

Conference on “Innovazioni in Sanità tra pubblico e privato", Rome, January 20, paper presented: “Public and private health expenditure in Italy: characteristics, determinants and the effects of the 1992 NHS reform”.

1999c 

EUROMOD: a microsimulation model at European level, Rome, September 16, paper presented: “The Italian model in EUROMOD: methodological issues and first empirical results”.

1999b 

VIII European Workshop on Health economics and Econometrics, Catania (Italy), September 9 – 11, invited as discussant.

1999a 

I TECH-MONICA workshop, Rome, September, 8. Paper presented: “Memorandum for the reconstruction of financial data from “MONICA” data-bases and their utilization for international comparison”.

1998 

International conference on technological change in health care, Stanford (CA), February 26-28, paper presented: “The determinants and consequences of technological change in the health sector: the case of AMI patients in Italy”.

1997 

SADIBA Conference – Bank of Italy, Perugia (Italy), November 5-8, paper presented: “Scale di equivalenza e misurazione della povertà in Italia”.

1996c  

Conference on “Food Security in XXI Century: Political Economy after 1996 World Food Summit”, Rome, December 11-12, paper presented: “Transitional Economies and Social Policies: The Role of Production System”.

1996b 

VIII Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar on “Finance, Research Education and Growth”, Rome, June 25-27, paper presented: “Productivity growth and the effects of recessions”.

1996a 

International Workshop on “The multiple linkages between technology and the economy”, Rome, March 14-16, paper presented: “The determinants of productivity growth”.

1994 

Conference on "Structure des prelevement obligatoire et emploi: liens et possibilites des interventions", Rome, May 5, organized by General Customs and Indirect Taxation Directorate of the EEC and by University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, paper presented: “Shifting the tax base from labour to capital: effects on factor demand in the Italian manifacturing industry”.

1993

Conference on “The Service Sector: Productivity and Growth”, Rome, May 27-28, paper presented: “Does Productivity Convergence across countries and across Sectors? Empirical Evidences form Eight OECD Countries”.

1991c

Conference on "International Studies in Economic Modelling", London, July 9-11, paper presented: “Long Memory process and the Efficient Market Hypothesis”.

1991b

SADIBA Conference – Bank of Italy, Perugia (Italy), March 14-16, paper presented: “L'uso della differenziazione frazionale ed intera nel testare l'IEM per i titoli a reddito fisso: evidenze empiriche per Italia e Stati Uniti”.

1991a

I Workshop on Strategies for the European Pharmaceutical Industry and Patient Interests, organized by EIASM, Bruxelles, January 31- February 1, paper presented: “Il Circuito Prezzi-Ricerca-Esportazioni nell'Industria Farmaceutica Italiana: Causalità e Cointegrazione delle Serie Storiche nel Periodo 1968-1988".

1990  

V World Conference of IIFET (International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade), Santiago del Cile, December 3-6, paper presented: “Testing Fresh Fish Price Formation in Italy: a Cointegration Approach”.

MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Abroad

2007-2010 IQWIG (National Agency for Economic Evaluation in the Health Sector), Cologne, Germany - Member of the International Panel of Experts for setting national drug evaluation guidelines
1998 - 2001 European Commission - DG XII - TSER Program - Coordinator of the Italian unit working for the construction of EUROMOD, a micro-simulation model at European level. The Italian unit is also responsible for the implementation of the country models for Greece, Austria and Portugal

1997 - 2001

European Commission - DG XII - BIOMED Program - Brussels- Coordinator the Italian unit in the European Network “ENDEP” working on “Patient charges and decision making behaviors of consumers and physicians”.

 1998

WORLD BANK - Country Department: East Europe - Economist for a mission in Belarus for an assessment of the policies on social security, health and income redistribution.

1998 - 2003

TECH-Europe - TEchnological Change in Health care global research network – Co-founder and coordinator of the research group at European level.

1997 WHO European Region - Member of a task force for development of Health care system in Albania.

1996-1997            

European Commission - DG XII - Human Capital and Mobility Program - Head of the Italian unit in the European network “ENDEP” working on "Control on Drug Expenditures in Europe". Dr. Atella is responsible to develop a model that can simulate the effects of different co-payment systems on drug expenditures in Italy and to see to what extent they can affect the access to care of low income patients.

 1996

World Bank - Country Department: North Africa - Economist for a poverty study in Algeria, working in designing a social policy for sustainable and equitable growth.

 1995

World Bank - Country Department: East Europe - Economist for a mission in Belarus for an assessment of the policies on social security, health and income redistribution.

 1988

World Bank - Washington D.C., USA - Central Operation Department - Investment Project Analyst, for the evaluation of investment projects on primary and secondary infrastructures and on Human Capital. Part of the period has been used to refine methodological issues in project appraisal that were interesting for the bank.

National

 2007-2010

IQWIG (National Agency for Economic Evaluation in the Health Sector), Cologne, Germany - Member of the International Panel of Experts for setting national drug evaluation guidelines

2006-2010 Centro Europa Ricerche (CER), Rome - Member of the Scientific Committee
2006 – SIVEAS Committee, Ministry of Health, Rome - Senior expert.

 2006 – 2009

Italian National Drugs Agency (AIFA), Rome – Member of the Committee for the Strategic Evaluation.

 2004 - 2006

Prices Observatory, IPI – Ministry of Productive Activities, Rome - Economist for analyzing the prices trend in Italy.

 2003 - 2006

Health Superior Institute –Pharmacies Observatory (OSMED), Rome - Coordinator of the project for realizing and managing an econometric model on public pharmaceutical expenditure.

 2001 - 2003

Prices Commission CIPE – Health Ministry, Rome - Commission Member, nominated by the Treasury Ministry, in charge to fixing the prices of pharmacies refundable by SSN.

 2001 - 2003

Commission CIPE – Ministry of Health – Rome, Member of the Commission, appointed by the Ministry of Treasury, for the setting of drug prices in Italy.

 1999 - 2003

Confesercenti (National Association of Retailers and Services Firms) - Roma - Senior Economic Adviser for the President Office.

 2001 - 2002

IRI Management – Roma, Speaker on a series of meetings with managers of the National Institute for Social Security (INPS). The main topic discussed is the reform of the Welfare State in Italy and Europe.

 2001

Pharmacia & Upjhon and Aspen Institute Italia, responsible on behalf of Pharmacia for organizing the meeting on “Regulation of the health system and drug expenditure”, held in Rome on February 15, 2001.

 2000

National Council for Economics and Labor (CNEL) - Rome - Coordinator for the writing of the Sixth CNEL Report on “Income distribution and redistribution in Italy and Europe - 2000-2001”.

 1999 - 2000

Agenzia per i Servizi Sanitari Regionali (ASSR) (Agency for Regional Health Services) – Roma. Senior Economist, responsible for the monitoring of the National Drug Market and Drug Expenditure.

 1998

National Council for Economics and Labor (CNEL) - Rome - Coordinator for the writing of the Fifth CNEL Report on “Income distribution and redistribution in Italy and Europe- 1997-1999”.

1997

Commission for Poverty Analysis - Rome: member of a task force with Prof. Federico Perali of the Verona University and with Prof. Ranjan Ray of the University of South Wales in Australia for the definition and estimation of a demand model for the update of the Italian equivalence scales. These new scales will be considered as the new official scales in Italy.

Private enterprisesa and no profit firms in Italy and abroad:
Abbott, Amgen, ANIA, Assobiomedica, Astra Zeneca, Bristol Mayer Squibb, Confcommercio, Farmafactoring, Farmindustria, Fondazione Masi, Gerson Lehman Group, Merck, NERA, Pfizer Europe, Pfizer Italy, Pharmacia, Schoering Plough.

Referees

Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, Applied Economics, Demography, Disease Management & Health Outcomes, Economics and Human Biology, European Health Economics, Giornale degli Economisti, Health Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Labour, Pharmacoeconomics, Politica Sanitaria, Ricerche Economiche, Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali, Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, Rivista di Politica Economica, Statistical Methods and Applications, Social Science and Medicine, Statistics in Medicine, Value in Health.