Dr Chiara Orsini

Dr Chiara Orsini

Visiting Fellow

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Public Policy Evaluation, Gender, Health over the life course

About me

Chiara Orsini holds a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park, an MSc in Management from Lancaster University Management School, and a BA from the University of Venice.

In addition to her appointment as a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Social Policy at the LSE, Chiara currently works as a Lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield, and has previously held academic positions at the University of Maryland at College Park, Aarhus University, the University of Venice, and the LSE.

Research Interests

Chiara’s work is quantitative and focuses on the determinants of health inequality by gender during the life course, the health consequences of economic crises, the determinants of children’s mental health, the consequences of changes in health care providers payments, and the impact of health technology on labour market and health behaviour. More recent work is also looking at the consequences of climate change on mortality and gender differences in work-related behaviour and output. Methodologically, Chiara uses quasi-experimental and experimental methods in her research.


Orsini C (2019) The mortality effects of changing public funding for home health care: an empirical analysis of Medicare home health care in the United States. Health Economics, 28(7), 921-936.

Lee S & Orsini C (2018) Girls and boys: economic crisis, fertility, and birth outcomes. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 33(7), 1044-1063.

Lee S & Orsini C (2017) Did the Great Recession affect sex ratios at birth for groups with a son preference?. Economics Letters, 154, 48-50.

Orsini C (2016) Ownership and Exit Behavior: Evidence from the Home Health Care Market. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 16(1), 289-320.

Orsini C & Avendano M (2015) Macro-Economic Conditions and Infant Health: A Changing Relationship for Black and White Infants in the United States. PLoS ONE, 10(5).

Daysal NM & Orsini C (2015) Spillover Effects of Drug Safety Warnings on Preventive Health Care Use. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 15(1), 179-208.

Orsini C (2010) Changing the way the elderly live: Evidence from the home health care market in the United States. Journal of Public Economics, 94(1-2), 142-152.

Policy Work

Children’s Wellbeing and Development Outcomes for Ages 5,7, and 11, and Their Predictors. (Report prepared for Public Health England) with Berkay Ozcan, Lucinda Platt, Mireia Borrell-Porta and Joan Costa-Font, December 2017.

See the report here: report

Expertise Details

Public Policy Evaluation; Gender; Health over the life course