Luca Crivelli, PhD, is an economist specialized in public health policy, health insurance as well as social policy research. He is head of department and professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, titular professor at the Università della Svizzera italiana and Deputy Director of the Swiss School of Public Health+ (SSPH+).
From 1999 to 2014 he has served as scientific director of the MAS program Net-MEGS and from 2008 to 2014 as chair of the international Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management, an initiative supported (through scholarships) by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency and considered as one of the most successful regular activities of the SSPH+. Since 2004 he has been active as policy analyst within the international health policy and reform network and (since 2011) within the Health Systems and Policies Monitor led by the European Observatory of Health Systems and Policies. From 2004 to 2007 he has been part of the advisory committee of the Swiss conference of cantonal health ministers covering the on-going reforms of Swiss health insurance and since 2013 he has been member of the experts’ committee of the National health policy strategy “Gesundheit2020”. Moreover, he is on the editorial board of Health Policy, Politiche Sanitarie, International Review of Economics / Journal of Civil Economy and the International Journal of Public Health.