Universita' Roma Tor Vergata
Via Columbia 2 – 00133 Roma
Ageing and Health Care Expenditures
Demand for Health and Health Care
Economics of Prevention
Efficiency Measurement in Health Care
Vincenzo Atella is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" where he teaches Macroeconomics and courses in Applied Health Economics at graduate and post graduate level. He is also adjunct associate of the Center for Health Policy at Stanford where he has been visiting professor in different occasions.
Currently, he is Scientific Director of the Farmafactoring Foundation and chief economist of the Italian Association of General Practitionners (Società Italiana di Medicina Generale – SIMG).
In the recent past he served as member of the “Strategic Evaluation Committee” of the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA), as senior economist in the Italian Regional Agency for Health Care Services, as advisor for the National Institute of Health, as member of the Italian Committee for Drug Price appointed by the Ministry of Treasury and as consultant for WHO (http://www.who.int/en/) and World Bank. He has been member of the International Committee of Experts advising IQWiG (the German Agency for Health Care) for setting national guidelines for Economic Evaluation.
Prof. Atella has also been coordinator of large European Research Networks like TECH Europe and EU-FEM. For his research activity he has received funding from the European Science Foundation, the European Commission and the Ministry of Education in Italy.
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 into the health sector, the impact of different co-payment systems on pharmaceutical decision making by physicians and on drug consumption by patients, and with health related income inequalities. The results of this research activity have been published on several international refereed journals as well books.