Paolo Nicola Barbieri
Last update: October 29, 2014
Present address:
Via di Gaibola, 19
Bologna, 40126
Skype Contact:
+39 333 7376053
[email protected]
Paolo Nicola Barbieri (barbollo)
15th September 1986
Current position
PhD student at the Department of Economics, University of Bologna.
Research interests
Health Economics, Social and Network Economics, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Applied Economics.
October 2012 - June 2015 (Expected): PhD in Economics, University of Bologna - Department of
Dissertation: “Essays on Health Behaviors”. PhD Supervisor: Davide Dragone.
March 2011: M.A. in Economics (in English), Laurea Magistralis in Economics (LMEC), University of
Bologna - Faculty of Economics
Dissertation: “The U.S. Health Insurance Market and the Affordable Care Act”. Advisor: Francesca
January 2010 - June 2010: Visiting Student (Overseas Program) for two terms, University of Chicago,
UC (United States of America)
November 2008: B.A. in Business and Economics, University of Bologna Dissertation: “From The
Fordism to the Flexibility the Evolution of Concept of Industry”.
July 2005: Scientific high school diploma, Liceo Scientifico “A. Righi”, Bologna.
Additional education
September 2013: Summer School in Game Theory and Health Management, Centro di Cultura Scientifica “Alessandro Volta”, Campione d’Italia.
15th November 2012 - 18th November 2012: Mini-course in economic inequality over the last 30-40
years, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), Young Scholars Initiative.
Topics: (1) Causes and consequences of increasing inequality and (2) Normative perspectives on inequality.
July 2008 - August 2008: International Business English Degree, Language Study Center (LSC),
Toronto, Canada.
September 2003 - September 2005: First and Second year degree in professional drumming and
studio recording, Music Academy Italy, Bologna
Scholarship and Fellowship Awards
May 2013: Fellowship for the participation to the Summer School in “Game Theory and Health Economics”
April 2013: IFREE-Board Approved Small Grant Proposals
October 2011: PhD Scholarship (3 Years), University of Bologna.
November 2009: Overseas Scholarship.
Work experience
April 2014 - September 2014: Market Analyst at Arete Research & Consulting in Economics,
Bologna, Italy
December 2013 - March 2014: Junior Economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD), Paris, France - PhD Intern
22-25 May 2013: Employee for the organisation for the 14th CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial
Organization in Bologna
September 2003 - Today: Self Employed as a drum teacher and stage performer.
November 2007 - December 2007: Logistician, employed by BF Servizi S.p.a., Via Maserati 18,
40128 Bologna (BO)
“La ricerca di nuovi sistemi l’esempio del SSN di Singapore” (co-author Federico Laus), Sanita pubblica
e privata, numero 5, Luglio 2013
“Dibattito su mercati duali e contratto unico. Una analisi teorica” (co-author Francesca Fazio) - Annuario
del Lavoro 2012, ADAPT Labour Studies e-Book series n.4, ADAPT University Press.
“The Winner’s Course and the NBA Franchise” - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University of
Bologna, mimeo
“The Affordable Health Care Reform and the Patient Protection Act: What Change is Really Going
to Come” (Additional Reading for and Advance Microeconomics course
“Il Mito della riforma” (Article for the Website l’Architrave
“Handbook of Mathematics for economists”, University of Bologna, mimeo
Working Papers
“Essays on Health Behaviours” (PhD work)
Chapter 1: “Metabolism, obesity traps and weight loss” (Submitted)
Chapter 2: “Social Distortion in Weight Perception: A Decomposition of the Obesity Epidemic”
Chapter 3: “Bodyweight and Labour Market Outcomes: Is there an Overweight Premium?’
“Can Twitter Influence Lawmakers? A Twitter-based experimentations” (co-authors Francesca Fazio,
Gabriele Gamberini), LSE Social Justice 2014 Working Paper
“Health, Prevention and Labor Market Outcomes” (co-authors Marion Devaux and Franco Sassi), OECD
Working Papers, 2014
Working in Progress
“A Zero Cost Incentives Mechanism Against Free-riding: Field Experiments on Italian Local Transportation Systems” (co-authors Maria Bigoni, Marco Fabbri)
“The effect of Leisure- and Labor-Time Physical Activity on Body weight: A Theoretical and Empirical
“Choosing the Joneses: Endogenous Peer Formation and Obesity”
“Health Insurance Coverage and the Obesity Externality”
Conferences Attended
“Expert Group on Health Prevention and Labor Market Outcomes”, OECD, London, 20th-21st September, 2014
“Social Justice in the next century”, London School of Economics, London, August 1st-2nd, 2014
OECD Internal Seminar, OECD, London, April, 2014
“Game Theory and Health Management”, Campione d’Italia, September 1-6th, 2013
“14th CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization, University of Bologna, May 22nd-25th,
2013, Bologna
“False Dichotomies”- Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Centre for International
Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada, November 15th - 18, 2012
“Le trasformazioni dei sistemi produttivi locali”- Banca d’Italia, University of Bologna, January 31st February 1st, 2012, Bologna
September 2014 - July 2015: Teaching Assistant for Microeconomics (CLEF), University of Bologna
- Faculty of Economics.
September 2014 - July 2015: Teaching Assistant for Health Econometrics and Statistics I.C., Health
promotion I.C. (graduate course taught in English - Health and Economics Management), University of
Bologna - Faculty of Economics.
January 2012 - July 2014: Teaching Assistant for Industrial Organization (undergraduate course
taught in English - CLaBE), University of Bologna - Faculty of Economics.
November 2011 - January 2014: Teaching Assistant for Advanced Macroeconomics (graduate course
taught in English - LMEC), University of Bologna - Faculty of Economics.
November 2012 - January 2013: Teaching Assistant for Mathematical Economics (graduate course
taught in English - LMEC), University of Bologna - Faculty of Economics.
March 2010 - July 2011: Teaching Assistant for Mathematics (undergraduate course taught in English
- CLaBe), University of Bologna - Faculty Economics.
Italian: Mother tongue
English: Excellent (TOEFl: 103/120)
Spanish: Good (B1 Certificate)
Japanese: Basic
Economics/Statistics Software: STATA, R, Gretl, Eviews.
Mathematics Software: Mathematica, MathLab, GNU Plot.
Programming/Software: LATEX, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, HTML.
Other interests
Playing Drum, Music, Cinema, Reading, Traveling, Basketball and Running.
Davide Dragone
PhD Advisor,
Associate Professor, University of Bologna,
Phone:+39 051 2098880, [email protected]
Matteo Cervellati
PhD Coordinator,
Professor of Economics, University of Bologna,
Phone:+39 051 0512098492, [email protected]
Daniele Fabbri
Associate Professor of Public Economics, University of Bologna,
Phone:+39 051 2098669, [email protected]
Franco Sassi
Senior Health Economist,Health Division, OECD,
Phone:+33 145248200, [email protected]

Paolo Nicola Barbieri - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche