Giuliano Masiero is associate professor of Economics at the University of Bergamo. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of York (UK), a doctorate in Economics from the University of Ancona, and the national scientific qualification to full professor (in public economics). He is currently teaching health and public economics, and market regulation in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses, and collaborating with the University of Lugano (USI). Previously, he has worked in collaboration with the Centre for Health Economics and the Centre for Review and Dissemination (York), and the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (Antwerp), and has conducted research and teaching at the University of Milan and the Catholic University in Rome. He has published several scientific papers in the main health economics and policy journals, also with the support of funding grants from the European Commission and the Swiss National Science Foundation (FNS).
The main research areas are health and public economics, with a particular focus on regulation and policy aspects, through the application of econometric methods. Past research devoted considerable attention to the investigation of primary care markets and patient choice of practice, the economics of antibiotics and bacterial resistance with the study of determinants of consumption, spillover effects, dispensing practices, habit and rational behavior, and intervention policies. More recently, the main areas of interest moved to efficiency and regulatory aspects of long-term care, the use of antidepressant drugs and the link with mental health, the economic effects of earthquakes and the effects of air pollution and environmental shocks on health.