Gabriella Conti

Gabriella Conti is Reader in Economics and Co-Investigator of the National Child Development Study at University College London.

Gabriella has a BSc in Law from the University of Naples “Federico II”, and a Diploma, MSc and PhD (2008) in Economics from the University of Essex. Prior to coming to UCL, she was first PostDoctoral Scholar in the Department of Economics, and then Research Associate (Assistant Professor) in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Content by Gabriella Conti
  • Project

    The Indian Health Insurance Experiment

    In 2008, India initiated one of the largest publicly-funded health insurance schemes in the world, Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), which focused on inpatient care. Its aim was to provide coverage for hospitalisation to Below Poverty Line (BPL) households. Insurance can affect health by increasing healthcare utilisation and increasing “peace of mind”; it can impact...

    1 May 2019 | Anup Malani, Gabriella Conti, Alessandra Voena, Cynthia Kinnan

  • Blog post

    Expanding Indian public health insurance above the poverty line

    Since 2008 India’s public health insurance policy has covered the poorest quarter of the population, and the government wants to expand the policy to include households above the poverty line. Disentangling the health and financial effects of the policy is vital to establishing a cost-effective expansion of eligibility for this insurance. Considering the inherent risks...

    10 Nov 2016 | Gabriella Conti, Cynthia Kinnan, Ramanan Laxminarayan , Anup Malani, Alessandra Voena

  • Project

    Impact evaluation of a public health insurance plan in India: Post health event survey pilot

    This study forms part of an evaluation of a large public health insurance scheme in India, the Indian Health Insurance Experiment. We piloted an innovative survey instrument to assess its cost and accuracy in measuring the effect of health insurance on the frequency of hospitalisation and associated out of pocket expenditure for households. We found that...

    5 Oct 2015 | Anup Malani, Cynthia Kinnan, Alessandra Voena, Gabriella Conti, Ramanan Laxminarayan