Members of the Board

Vincenzo ATELLA
 Vincenzo ATELLA

Full Professor

Affiliation: Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) - University of Tor Vergata - CEIS

Address: via Columbia n. 2, 00133 Roma

Telephone: +39 06 7259 5648 - Fax: +39 06 2020 687

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Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Applied Health Economics


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 os 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 and 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.


The 5 most recent Publications

  • Atella V., Bhattacharia J., Carbonari L.: “Pharmaceutical industry, drug quality and regulation.Evidence from US and Italy”, Health Service Research. Volume 47, Issue 1 pt1, February 2012, p: 293–308.
  • Atella V., Brunetti M., Maestas N.: “Household Portfolio Choices, Health status and Health Care Systems A Cross-Country Analysis Based on SHARE Data”, Journal of Banking and Finance, 36 (2012) 1320–1335.
  • Caro J. Nord E., Siebert U., McGuire A., McGregor M., Henry D., de Pouvourville G., Atella V., and P. Kolominsky-Rabas. “The efficiency frontier approach to economic evaluation of health care interventions”, Health Economics, Oct:19, (2010):1128-3.
  • Atella V., Pace N., Vuri D., “Are employers discriminating with respect to weightEuropean Evidence using Quantile Regression”, Human Biology and Economics, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 305-329.
  • Atella V., Deb P.: “Are primary care physicians, public and private sector specialists substitutes or complements? Evidence from a simultaneous equations model for count data”, Journal of Health Economics, 2008, Vol. 27, pp.770-785.

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Events & Presentations

The 5 most recent Events & Presentations

  • OECD, Paris, Improving health expenditure forecasting methods, 2012.
  • Catholic University, Milan “Health outcomes of internal migrants in Italy”, 2011.
  • Health Economic Seminar BU, MIT, Harvard “Who is responsible for your health: You, your doctor or new technologies?”, 2010.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Meeting at Treasury Department, paper presented: Healthcare Costs in Italy: Evidence from Patient Level Data and Policy Implication for Healthcare Financing
  • Seminar “Measuring productivity in health care in Italy: a project based on GPs data”, Banca d’Italia, 2009.

Research Programs & Projects

  • Microsimulation models in the health care sector
  • The analysis of efficiency in the health care sector
  • Forecasting health care expenditure
  • Gerontocracy and economic growth in Europe
  • Allocation formulas for health care financing