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Health needs and Resources:

Allocation and Measurement issues

Department of Economics, Society, Politics –
University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy

November 9-10, 2023

Thursday 9th November

h 15.00 Welcome: Fabio Musso, Prorettore alla Terza Missione e Public Engagement and Giuseppe Travaglini, Director of the Department of Economics, Society, Politics, University of Urbino

h 15.15 – 16.00 Keynote speech Americo Cicchetti (Direttore Generale della Programmazione Sanitaria del Ministero della Salute), Health needs, resource allocation and planning: a way forward  

H 16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break

Session: Resource allocation (h 16.15 – 18.45), Chair: Agnese Sacchi 

  • Gilberto Turati (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Ageing and healthcare expenditure: a macroeconomic analysis
  • Francesco Porcelli (University of Bari), Health expenditure in Italy: a comprehensive intergovernmental model
  • Giacomo Pignataro (University of Catania), Regional devolution and productivity of the Italian hospital sector: Catching up or falling behind?
  • Mauro Marè (Luiss Business School), Supply drives personal health detractions? A spatial approach at municipal level
  • Calogero Guccio (University of Catania), It never rains but it pours: Austerity and mortality rate in peripheral areas

Friday 10th November

Session: Measuring local needs (h 9.30-11.00), Chair: Francesco Vidoli

  • Patrizia Lattarulo (IRPET), Decentralisation and investment, how the Italian response to citizens’ health needs is changing
  • Giovanni Baglio (Agenas), Proximities and sanitary deserts
  • Monica Auteri (University Roma Tre), Political fragmentation and coalition alignment effects: Evidence from health transfers to Italian regions

H 11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

Session: Information and competition (h 11.15-12.45), Chair: Francesco Vidoli

  • Cinzia Di Novi (University of Pavia and JRC), Online health information seeking behaviour, healthcare access and health status during exceptional times
  • Emanuele Bracco (University of Verona), The role of information and competition on hospital performance
  • Matteo Lippi Bruni (University of Bologna), The quicker the better: Do CEOs’ incentives foster timely responses in public hospitals?

H 13.00 Lunch


For more info, please write to

Prof. Agnese Sacchi, email: agnese.sacchi@uniurb.it

dott. Francesco Vidoli, email: francesco.vidoli@uniurb.it