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Eugenio Zucchelli supervises 8 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:

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Dr Eugenio Zucchelli


Eugenio Zucchelli

Furness Building

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YG

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 594985

Location: C62, Furness College

Research overview

My main research expertise is in applied microeconometrics and health economics. My current research interests encompass the economics of addiction and risky health-behaviours; health and labour supply; econometric methods for the evaluation of public health interventions; structural econometric modelling; and the relationships between early life conditions, education and health. My work involves the development and application of econometric methods on large and complex datasets.

PhD supervision

Health Economics, Applied Microeconometrics

Current Research

Current research projects include:

- Life-cycle models of addiction, health and smoking with Andrew M Jones (York), Audrey Laporte (Toronto) and Nigel Rice (York)

- Early life conditions and human capital formation with Davide Dragone (Bologna) and Pedro Ross Dias (Sussex)

- Health, health-behaviours  and education among young pupils with Giuseppe Migali (Lancaster)

- The impact of public smoking bans on subjective well-being with Miaoqing Yang (Lancaster)

- Health status and risk attitudes with Bernard van den Berg (York)

- Health and labour transitions among older workers with Xueyan Zhao (Monash) and Mark Harris (Curtin)

- Well-being, health and single parents‘ labour supply with Alan Duncan (Curtin), Anthony Harris (Monash), Mark Harris (Curtin)

- Modelling the health care costs of diabetes: evidence from longitudinal data with Joan Gil (Barcelona)

- The effects of religion on consumption choices with Reggiani (Manchester) and Rossini (Bologna)

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the development and application of econometric methods to the analysis of the economics of health and health care with particular interests on panel (longitudinal) data econometrics.  The ultimate aim of my research is to inform health care policy through sound empirical evidence.


My research is conducted within the recently formed Health Economics At Lancaster (HEAL) reserch group, a collaboration between the Division of Health Research (DHR) and the Department of Economics at Lancaster University.


Current research projects and national and international collaborations are mainly in the areas of the economics of addiction and health-behaviours;  the impact of ill-health, health shocks and well-being on labour supply of specific population sub-groups (older individuals and single parents); the relationships between health, well-being and risk attitudes; the application of ex-post and ex-ante methods for policy evaluation including quasi-experimental methods and structural modelling; and the relationships between early life conditions, health and human capital along the life-cycle. More recently, I have also developed an interest in some aspects of the economics of religion, especially on the impact of religion and cultural beliefs on consumption choices. 

Current Teaching

Health Economics: principles and practice (DHR.408)

Health Economics and Policy (Economics Department)

Additional Information

I have joined Lancaster University as a Lecturer in Health Economics in January 2013. I am currently based within the Health Economics At Lancaster (HEAL) research group. Between 2009-2012 I have been Research Fellow in the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG), Centre for Health Economics, University of York. Between 2006 and 2008, I have been Visiting Scholar at Monash University (Centre for Health Economics and Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics). I hold a PhD in Economics and an MSc in Public Economics both awarded by the University of York.


Professional roles and affiliations

American Society of Health Economics (ASHE) - Member

Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) - Faculty Associate  

Health Economics at Lancaster (HEAL), Lancaster University - Affiliate

Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG), University of York - Affiliate

International Health Economics Association (iHEA) - Member

International Microsimulation Association (IMA) - Member

NIHR Research Design Service - Frontline Advisor   


Recent conference and invited presentations

International Health Economics Association World Congress, Dublin, July 2014

American Society of Health Economics (ASHE) Conference, Los Angeles, June 2014

University of Barcelona, Department of Economics, Jan 2014

University of Manchester, Institute of Population Health, UK, Jun 2013

University of Toronto, Department of Economics, Canada, May 2013

University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, May 2013

University of Newcastle, Department of Economics, UK, Feb 2013

Health Econometrics Symposium, University of Leeds, UK, Oct 2012

Netspar Conference, Rotterdam, Sep 2012

European Conference of Health Economics (ECHE), Zurich, Jul 2012

University of Leeds, Health Economics Academic Unit, UK, Jun 2012

Spanish Health Economics Association Conference, Bilbao, Spain, May 2012

Erasmus University, Department of Economics, Rotterdam, Feb 2012

Italian Association of Health Economics Conference,Naples, Italy, Sep 2011

International Health Economics Association World Congress, Toronto, Jul 2011

Canadian Health Economics Study Group, London (Ontario), Jul 2011

University of Brescia, Department of Economics, Italy, Jun 2011

University of Sheffield, Department of Economics, UK, Nov 2010

European Conference of Health Economics (ECHE), Rome, Italy, Jul 2008

University of Modena, Department of Economics, Italy, Feb 2008

International Health Economics Association Congress, Copenhagen, Jul 2007

Monash University, Centre for Health Economics, Melbourne, Jul 2006



Applied Economic Perspective and Policy; Contemporary Economic Policy; Economic Journal; European Economic Review; Education Economics; Health Economics; International Journal of Microsimulation; International Journal of Public Health; International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling; Journal of Health Economics; Preventive Medicine; Social Science and Medicine; Value in Health.

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