Alberto Batinti

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3413
Office: UNH Health Management & Policy, Hewitt Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Alberto Batinti

Hello, I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Health Management & Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

From February 2019 until May 2021 I have been an Associate Professor of Economics at the International Business School Suzhou - Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. In the past, I have been an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; before that, I worked as a consultant both for the Italian Ministry of Economics and the Italian Institute of Statistics.

I received a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2012.

My research interests are at the intersection of the fields of political economy, public choice, healthcare policy and health innovation, and the political economy of healthcare. On these topics, I published research papers in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Economica, Economics & Politics, Public Choice, The European Journal of Political Economy, Kyklos, and Health Economics. In 2020 I wrote a co-authored book on the political economy of healthcare, published by Cambridge University Press in June 2020.

My personal website can be found here:


  • Ph.D., George Mason University
  • M.A., George Mason University
  • M.Sc., Tor Vergata University, Rome
  • B.Sc., LUISS, Rome

Courses Taught

  • 642: Health Economics
  • 746: Health Policy
  • 903: Biostatistics
  • 922: Public Health Economics

Selected Publications

Batinti, A., & Kopstein, J. (2022). Is Russia really a normal country? A numerical taxonomy of Russia in comparative perspective. CONSTITUTIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY, 33(2), 217-232. doi:10.1007/s10602-021-09344-8

Batinti, A., Costa-Font, J., & Hatton, T. J. (2022). Voting Up? The Effects of Democracy and Franchise Extension on Human Stature. ECONOMICA, 89(353), 161-190. doi:10.1111/ecca.12393

Batinti, A., & Costa-Font, J. (2020). Do economic recessions "squeeze the middle class"?. ECONOMICS & POLITICS, 32(3), 335-355. doi:10.1111/ecpo.12145

Costa-Font, J., Turati, G., & Batinti, A. (2020). The Political Economy of Health and Health Care The Rise of the Patient Citizen. Cambridge University Press.

Batinti, A., Andriani, L., & Filippetti, A. (2019). Local Government Fiscal Policy, Social Capital and Electoral Payoff: Evidence across Italian Municipalities. Kyklos, 72(4), 503-526. doi:10.1111/kykl.12209

Batinti, A., & Congleton, R. D. (2018). On the codetermination of tax-financed medical R&D and healthcare expenditures: Models and evidence. European Journal of Political Economy, 54, 175-188. doi:10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2018.03.006

Congleton, R. D., Batinti, A., & Pietratonio, R. (2017). The Electoral Politics and the Evolution of Complex Healthcare Systems. Kyklos, 70(4), 483-510. doi:10.1111/kykl.12146

Batinti, A. (2016). NIH biomedical funding: evidence of executive dominance in swing-voter states during presidential elections. Public Choice, 168(3-4), 239-263. doi:10.1007/s11127-016-0358-z

Batinti, A. (2015). On Medical Progress and Health Care Demand: A Ces Perspective Using the Grossman Model of Health Status. Health Economics, 24(12), 1632-1637. doi:10.1002/hec.3109

Batinti, A. (2015). Teaching Mathematical Economics Using Public Choice. Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 14(2), 50-65.

Batinti, A., Congleton, R., Pietrantonio, R., Bose, F., & Kim, Y. (2013). Public Choice and the Modern Welfare State. In The Elgar Companion to Public Choice. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Batinti, A. (2008). Distributional and Encompassing Coalitions in the Olsonian Theory of Interest Groups: A Strategy–Shift Effect Analysis. Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, 26(2-3), 123-142. doi:10.1332/251569208x15664518307989

Batinti, A., & Costa-Font, J. (n.d.). Does Democracy Make Taller Men? Cross-Country European Evidence. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3985780