Department of Economics

Dr Eleonora Fichera

Senior LecturerB.A., M.Sc., Ph.D

3 East 2.11
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6021

Twitter (@EllieFichera)

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising new PhD students researching these topics:

  • Education and health
  • Health outcomes and behaviours over the lifecycle
  • Policy evaluation of government interventions on health
  • Economic resources and health

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Eleonora joined the University of Bath in March 2017 as Senior Lecturer in Economics. Previously, she has been working at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics, University of Manchester where she held an MRC Early Career Fellowship in Economics of Health (2013-2016).

Eleonora attained her PhD in Economics at the University of Nottingham, her M.Sc. in Economics at University College London and her B.A. at Bocconi University (Milan).

She has held visiting positions at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and at the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is Honorary staff at the University of Manchester.

Her research interests are in the economics of health and applied micro-economics. Her research investigates the socio-economic determinants of health with a focus in both developed and developing countries. Eleonora has supervised a couple of PhD students.

She has co-directed the M.Sc. Economics of Health at the University of Manchester and she has taught in two of its modules. Eleonora has obtained grants from the Medical Research Council (MRC), MRC jointly with DFiD and ESRC, the National Institute for Health Research, the Royal Economic Society, the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing, the University of Manchester Research Institute and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester.

She has presented at several national and international conferences on economics, health economics and econometrics, and development economics.

Research interests

  • Economics of Health
  • Applied economics
  • Policy evaluation
  • Health outcomes and behaviours

Research projects

  • MRC/DFiD: Strengthening Families Programme, Panama
  • DFID/MRC/WT/ESRC: Performance financing in Africa
  • Housing and health
  • Information and food expenditure


Book Sections

Fichera, E., Nikolova, S. and Sutton, M., 2014. Comparative performance evaluation:quality. In: Culyer, A. J., ed. Encyclopedia of Health Economics. San Diego, U. S. A.: Elsevier, pp. 111-116.


Ohrnberger, J., Fichera, E. and Sutton, M., 2017. Forthcoming. The relationship between physical and mental health: A mediation analysis. Social Science and Medicine

Ohrnberger, J., Fichera, E. and Sutton, M., 2017. The dynamics of physical and mental health in the older population. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 9 (June), pp. 52-62.

Forbes, H., Fichera, E., Rogers, A. and Sutton, M., 2017. The effects of exercise and relaxation on health and wellbeing. Health Economics

Fichera, E. and Pezzino, M., 2017. Pay for Performance and Contractual Choice: the case of General Practitioners in England. Health Economics Review, 7 (6).

Fichera, E., Emsley, R. and Sutton, M., 2016. Is treatment “intensity” associated with healthier lifestyle choices? An application of the Dose Response Function. Economics & Human Biology, 23, pp. 149-163.

Fichera, E. and Gathergood, J., 2016. Do Wealth Shocks Affect Health? New Evidence from the Housing Boom. Health Economics, 25 (S2), pp. 57-69.

Fichera, E., Gravelle, H., Pezzino, M. and Sutton, M., 2016. Quality target negotiation in health care: evidence from the English NHS. The European Journal of Health Economics, 17 (7), pp. 811-822.

Fichera, E., Gray, E. and Sutton, M., 2016. How do individuals' health behaviours respond to an increase in the supply of health care? Evidence from a natural experiment. Social Science and Medicine, 159, pp. 170-179.

Allen, T., Fichera, E. and Sutton, M., 2016. Can payers use prices to improve quality? Evidence from English hospitals. Health Economics, 25 (1), pp. 56-70.

Fichera, E. and Savage, D., 2015. Income and Health in Tanzania:An Instrumental Variable Approach. World Development, 66, pp. 500-515.

Fichera, E. and Sutton, M., 2011. State and self investments in health. Journal of Health Economics, 30 (6), pp. 1164-1173.


McDonald, R., Zaidi, S., Todd, S., Konteh, F., Hussain, K., Roe, J., Allen, T., Fichera, E. and Sutton, M., 2012. A Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of the Introduction of Best Practice Tariffs:An evaluation report commissioned by the Department of Health. Department of Health.

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