Photo of Chiara OrsiniChiara Orsini

Lecturer in Economics

9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT, UK

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5572



Chiara holds a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park, and prior to joining the University of Sheffield has held academic positions at the University of Maryland at College Park, Aarhus University, the University of Venice, and the LSE, where she continues to hold an appointment as a visiting fellow at the Department of Health Policy.


Chiara is currently teaching:

Research Summary

Chiara ‘s research is in Applied Microeconometrics and lies at the intersection of Labor Economics, Health Economics, and Public Economics. Chiara studies the behaviour of individuals, firms, and governments, and her research tries to understand intended and unintended effects of public policies, effects of innovation, issues relevant for the design of markets, inequality, consumer response to information, and the transmission of human capital.

PhD Student Supervision

Chiara is interested in supervising dissertations in Applied Microeconometrics, especially on topics related to the production of health and impact of healthcare policies


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. View this article in WRRO

Lee S & Orsini C (2018) Girls and boys: economic crisis, fertility, and birth outcomes. Journal of Applied Econometrics. View this article in WRRO

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. View this article in WRRO

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. View this article in WRRO

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). View this article in WRRO

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