Francesco joined HERC in September 2018 as a Senior Researcher in Health Economics. At HERC, he contributes to the behavioural and experimental network within the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. His research focuses on the cognitive biases affecting decision-making process in the healthcare sector. His interests also include heterogeneous treatment effects in clinical trials and the economics of social responsibility.
Prior to HERC, Francesco studied Mathematics in Rome and Economics in Toulouse. In April 2018 he obtained a PhD in Economics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” with a thesis on the behavioural economics of responsible consumption. More recently, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Turin investigating the socio-economic determinants of individual generalised trust. During his doctorate, he also spent a research period at SOAS University of London and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The impact of redistribution mechanisms in the vote with the wallet game: experimental results
Becchetti L. et al, (2018), SOCIAL CHOICE AND WELFARE, 51, 595 - 619
Gender differences in socially responsible consumption. An experimental investigation
Becchetti L. et al, (2018), APPLIED ECONOMICS, 50, 3630 - 3643
The impact of health expenditure on the number of chronic diseases.
Becchetti L. et al, (2017), Health Policy, 121, 955 - 962
Testing for heterogeneity of preferences in randomized experiments: a satisfaction-based approach applied to multiplayer prisoners' dilemmas
Becchetti L. et al, (2017), APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, 24, 722 - 726
Making Information on CSR Scores Salient: A Randomized Field Experiment
Becchetti L. et al, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics