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Marcello is the Deputy Director of the “Economics Sustainability Research Theme” within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration – Greater Manchester (ARC-GM). He is a member of the Social Care Working Group (SCWG), a sub-group of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) the latter being chaired by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA).

Biography

Marcello obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the Univeristy of Essex with a thesis on "Latent factor modelling of disability". He also obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Bologna (Italy) developing a dynamic microsimulation model for the long-term analysis of the Italian social security system; a M.Sc. in Applied Economics and Data Analysis from the university of Essex.

Marcello joined the University of Manchester in 2018. Before (since 2008), He was a full-time researcher at the Health Economics Group based at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia (UK). Before moving to England, he was working at the Centre for the Analysis of Public Policies (CAPP) at the Universities of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Bologna.

Research interests

Marcello research fields are the economics of health and social care and the policy evaluation of service delivery and organisation. Marcello is specialised in studying: the public costs, the distributive implications and the targeting efficiency of health and long-term care policies; the personal costs that disability brings in later life; the empirical (ex-ante/ex-post) evaluation of policies aiming at influencing (un)healthy behaviours, health and social care services design, financing, delivery, integration and utilisation; and improving methodological approach to mixed methods research.

Marcello work is highly policy relevant and he has  a track record of engaging with national and international policy makers.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Economics: Latent factor modelling of disability, The University of Essex

Award Date: 1 Apr 2016

Master in Science, Applied Economics and Data Analysis, The University of Essex

Doctor of Philosophy, Economics & Social Policy: A dynamic microsimulation model for the long-term analysis of the Italian social security system, Universita Degli Studi Bologna

Bachelor of Economics, (summa cum laude), Universitas Degli Studi Di Modena e Reggio Emilia

External positions

Member of the Social Care Working Group (SCWG), a sub-group of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) the latter being chaired by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA).

Apr 2020 → …

Deputy Director NIHR Applied Research Collaboration – Greater Manchester (ARC-GM) theme on “Economic Sustainability”

2019 → …

Honorary Research Fellow/Lecturer, University of East Anglia

1 Sept 2018 → …

Member of the Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG)

2008 → …

Member of the Centre for the Analysis of Public Policies (CAPP), Universitas Degli Studi Di Modena e Reggio Emilia

2004 → …

Areas of expertise

  • HJ Public Finance
  • HA Statistics
  • HB Economic Theory

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Policy@Manchester

Keywords

  • Long Term Care
  • Disability studies
  • Econometrics
  • Social Policy
  • Inequality
  • Disability Benefits
  • Social Care
  • Microsimulation
  • Care Homes

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