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Francesco Paolucci

Professor of Health Economics, University of Bologna, University of Newcastle

Dr Francesco Paolucci is Professor of Health Economics & Policy at the Faculty of Business & Law, University of Newcastle, Australia, and the School of Economics & Management, University of Bologna, Italy.

During his association with the University of Bologna and before his association with the University of Newcastle, Prof. Paolucci was Head of Health Policy at Sir Walter Murdoch of Public Policy and International Affairs, Murdoch University, Australia. Prof. Paolucci was formerly the Chief Advisor Health Reforms to Minister of Health in Chile in 2019 and is a current member of the Italian Technical Committee for Allocation of National Health Budget.

He is a scholar and advisor, who over the last decade has published extensively in the areas of public policy, economics and management with a strong focus on healthcare at a state, national and international level. Prof. Paolucci has published over 55 academic peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and book reviews in a wide array of academic journals and presses, and in different languages. His work includes three edited special issues in peer reviewed journals. Amongst this work, he has published a single-authored book (“Health care financing and insurance options for design”. Publisher: Springer.) and contributed two chapters in a recent book describing the health insurance market and its financing (Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Markets. Edited by Thomas McGuire and Richard C. van Kleef. Publisher: Elsevier).


  • –present
    Associate Professor; Head of Health Policy Program, Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Murdoch University