Dr. Chiara Orsini holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park (USA), a Master degree in Management from Lancaster University (UK) and a BS in Economics from the University in Venice (Italy). Prior to joining LSE Dr. Orsini spent one year as visiting assistant professor at the department of Economics in Venice and prior to that she held a position as assistant professor at the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University in Denmark. In 2009 Dr. Orsini also held a 6 months’ appointment as Research Associate at the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Dr. Orsini specializes in Health Economics, Labour Economics and Public Finance and her work lies at the intersection of the three fields. In one line of research Dr Orsini estimates the substitutability between home health care and informal care in the United States, the differential exit behaviour of for-profit and not–for-profit home health care providers and the health effects of restriction in government provided home health care for potential caregivers. In another line of work Dr Orsini looks at non-medical effects of pharmaceuticals, in particular at the impact of information of potential hazardous effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy on labour market behaviour of middle aged women and health behaviour of older women. In a recent line of work Dr. Orsini uses matched employer-employee data from Denmark linked to death records to estimate the impact of income receipt on the short term cycle in mortality. Dr. Orsini has taught at the undergraduate level at the University of Maryland at College Park and Aarhus University and at the graduate level at Aarhus University she taught Micro econometrics, Health Economics and Applied Labour, Education and Health.
Spillover Effects of Drug Safety Warnings on Health Behavior (with N. Meltem Daysal, Tilburg University) Iza discussion paper 6409, March 2012
The Miracle Drugs: Hormone replacement Therapy and Labor Market Behavior of Middle-Aged Women (with N. Meltem Daysal, Tilburg University), Netspar discussion Paper Nr 11/2011-112, November 2011
Changing the Way the Elderly Live: Evidence From the Home Health Care Market in the United States, Journal of Public Economics, 2010