Professor Luigi Siciliani



  • BA(Bocconi)
  • MSc(LSE)
  • DPhil(York)

CEPR Research Affiliate
Co-editor of the Journal of Health Economics

Departmental roles

  • Programme Director, MSc Health Economics
  • Module Review Committee (PG Director Health Economics)
  • Performance Reviewer



My main research interest is in health economics, industrial organisation, public economics, and applied microeconometrics. My recent research focuses on modelling purchaser-provider interactions in health care, waiting times for elective surgery, obesity and efficiency analysis (DEA and Stochastic Frontiers).


I am willing to supervise students on theoretical and empirical microeconomic issues in health economics, and in selected topics of public economics and industrial organisation.


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc

Kurt Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume Hospital Competition with Soft Budgets, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

Luigi Siciliani, The Economics of Long Term Care, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Contributions, doi 10.1515/bejeap-2012-0063

Michael Kuhn and Luigi Siciliani, Manipulation and Auditing of Public Sector Contracts, European Journal of Political Economy, 32, 251-267.

Miltiadis Makris and Luigi Siciliani, 2013, Optimal Incentive Schemes for Altruistic Providers, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 15(5), 675–699.

Luigi Siciliani, Odd Rune Straume and Roberto Cellini, 2013, Quality competition with motivated providers and sluggish demand, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37, 2041-2061.

Luigi Siciliani, Peter Sivey and Andrew Street, 2013, Differences in length of stay for hip replacement between public hospitals, specialised treatment centres and private providers: selection or efficiency?, Health Economics, 22(2), 234–242.

Anurag Sharma, Luigi Siciliani, Anthony Harris, 2013, Waiting times and socioeconomic status: does sample selection matter?, Economic Modelling, 33, 659-667.

Kurt Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume, 2012, Quality competition with profit constraints, Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization, 84, 642-659.

Mauro Laudicella, Luigi Siciliani and Richard Cookson, 2012, Waiting times and socioeconomic status: evidence from England, Social Science and Medicine, 74(9), 1331-1341.

Elin Hafsteinsdottir and Luigi Siciliani, 2012, Hospital cost sharing incentives: evidence from Iceland, Empirical Economics, 42(2), 539-561.

Kurt Brekke, Roberto Cellini, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume, 2012, Competition and quality in regulated markets with sluggish demand, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Volume 21, Issue 1 (Spring), pages: 131–178.

Fabrizio Iacone, Steve Martin, Luigi Siciliani and Peter C. Smith, 2012, Estimating a dynamic model of waiting times with time series data, Applied Economics, Volume 44, Issue  23, pages 2955-2968.



Third Year

  • Health Economics


  • Health Economics

Luigi Siciliani

Luigi Siciliani
Department of Economics
Room: A/D/211

Tel: 01904 32 2300 

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Monday 11:30-13:30