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Vincenzo Atella

Vincenzo Atella is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” where he teaches courses of Macroeconomics and Applied Health Economics at graduate and post graduate level. He is also adjunct associate of the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University where he has been visiting professor several times. Currently, he is CEO and General Director of SOSE SpA, Scientific Director of the Farmafactoring Foundation, President of the Italian Health Economic Association (AIES), chief economist of the Italian Association of General Practitioners (SIMG) and member of AGENAS scientific committee. In the recent past he has been CEIS Tor Vergata Director and member of the International Committee of Experts advising IQWiG (the German Agency for Health Care) for setting national guidelines for Economic Evaluation and member of the Italian Committee for Drug Price appointed by the Ministry of Treasury. He also served as member of the “Strategic Evaluation Committee” of the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA), and has been consultant for the Italian Regional Agency for Health Care Services, the National Institute of Health, the WHO and the World Bank. Prof. Atella has been coordinator of a large European Research Network called TECH Europe who received financial support by the European Science Foundation. His most recent research activity has focused on poverty, income distribution and health economics. In this last field his research deals with the introduction of new technologies in the health sector, the impact of different co-payment systems on pharmaceutical decision making by physicians and on drug consumption by patients, forecasting health expenditure and with health related income inequalities. The results of this research activity have been published on several international refereed journals as well books.

Federico Belotti

Federico Belotti is Assistant Professor of Econometrics at the Department of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata where he teaches Econometrics, Microeconometrics and Statistical Computing at graduate and post graduate level. He is also fellow of the CEIS Tor Vergata. His research focuses on both theoretical and applied econometrics. Federico is the primary author of three popular Stata commands providing a significant addition to Stata’s capabilities in terms of stochastic frontier, two-part and spatial models. Their popularity make Federico one of the top young economists in the world according to the Repec algorithm. He has been awarded from the Italian Statistical Society with the prize for the best Italian PhD thesis on Applied Statistics (2012) and with the best young researcher paper award at the XII European Workshop on Efficiency and  Productivity Analysis (EWEPA) for his work on the consistent estimation of fixed-effects stochastic frontier models. Prior to joining the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Federico was a researcher at the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT). He has also been a visiting scholar at the City University of New York (Hunter College, Department of Economics).

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Joanna Kopinska

Since 2009 Joanna Kopinska has been a Research Fellow in Health Economics at CEIS Tor Vergata. She is a Ph.D. in Economics, M.A. in Finance and Banking and M.Sc. in Development Economics and International Cooperation. Joanna has recently focused on microeconometric data analysis for health economics, both in national and international settings. The on-going projects she currently collaborates on involve stakeholders such as OECD (“Aging Unequally” project), CHE of the University of York (“Healthcare Productivity Measurement” project), Italian Ministry of Health (“Econometric model for public health expenditure and for the definition of standard costs” project, “Hospital performance indicators” project and “Definition of a new capitation formula for financial resource allocation in Italy” project). Joanna has also collaborated as consultant with Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations and has taught graduate courses in Stata and Applied Health Economics. She has successfully collaborated with other researchers on several studies, which resulted in peer-reviewed publications.

Alessandro Palma

Alessandro Palma joined the CEIS Tor Vergata in 2016. He received a PhD in Economics and a MSc at the University of Roma Tre under the supervision of Prof. Valeria Costantini and Prof. Anil Markandya. He was Visiting at the Chair of Economics and Management of Innovation (EPFL) in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Guest Researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao (Spain). Before joining CEIS, Alessandro worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the IEFE-Bocconi (2015) and at the Department of Economics of Roma Tre University (2014), where he also served as a teaching assistant in Environmental Economics, Energy Economics and Econometrics for master students. He collaborates with different national and international institutions (United Nations, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of the Economy and Finance etc.). Alessandro’s research interests include empirical and quantitative analysis in environmental, health and energy economics.

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Andrea Piano Mortari

Ph.D in Economic Theory, Andrea Piano Mortari as been a reserch fellow at CEIS Tor Vergata since 2010. He works in applied health economics, econometrics and Stata programming. He is also a teaching assistant in microeconomics. Before joining CEIS he worked as an economic editor for a web based TV, he has been a “praticante profesional” for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) and a trainee at the Italian Institute for Economic Analysis (ISAE).Ph.D in Economic Theory, Andrea as been a reserch fellow at CEIS since 2010. He works in applied health economics, econometrics and Stata programming. He is also a teaching assistant in microeconomics. Before joining CEIS he worked as an economic editor for a web based TV, he has been a “praticante profesional” for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) and a trainee at the Italian Institute for Economic Analysis (ISAE). He is also a teaching assistant in microeconomics. Before joining CEIS he worked as an economic editor for a web based TV, he has been a “praticante profesional” for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) and a trainee at the Italian Institute for Economic Analysis (ISAE).He is also a teaching assistant in microeconomics. Before joining CEIS he worked as an economic editor for a web based TV, he has been a “praticante profesional” for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) and a trainee at the Italian Institute for Economic Analysis (ISAE).