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Professor Luigi Siciliani



  • BSc(Bocconi)
  • MSc(LSE)
  • PhD(York)

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, mostly microeconomic theory and microeconometrics applied to selective topics. These include waiting times for non-emergency treatment, hospital quality competition, contracting theory applied to health care, pay for performance and coordination between health and social care.


I am willing to supervise students on theoretical and empirical microeconomic issues in health economics.


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc

Roberto Cellini, Luigi Siciliani, Odd Rune Straume, 2018. A dynamic model of quality competition with endogenous price, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 94, 190-206. 

Giuseppe Moscelli, Hugh Gravelle, Luigi Siciliani, Nils Gutacker, 2018. The effect of hospital ownership on quality of care: evidence from England, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 153, 322-344. 

Giuseppe Moscelli, Luigi Siciliani, Nils Gutacker, Richard Cookson. 2018. Socioeconomic Inequality of Access to Healthcare: Does Choice Explain the Gradient? Journal of Health Economics, 57, 290-314.

Kurt Brekke, Luigi Siciliani, Odd Rune Straume, 2017. Horizontal mergers and product quality, Canadian Journal of Economics, 50, 1063-1103.

Pau Olivella and Luigi Siciliani, 2017. Reputational Concerns with Altruistic Providers, Journal of Health Economics, Volume 55, Pages 1-13. 

Kurt Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume, 2017. Hospital Mergers with Regulated Prices, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Volume 119(3), Pages 597–627.

Full publications list

See personal website for full list of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and chapters.



Third Year

  • Health Economics


  • Health Economics

Luigi Siciliani

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

Tel: 01904 32 2300 

Personal Website

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Monday 10.30-12.30pm

Other times may be available by email appointment.