PACE Noemi


Affiliation: University Ca' Foscari of Venice

Other Affiliation: Stanford Health Policy Adjunct Affiliate, Center for Health Policy, Stanford University

Address: Department of Economics, Cannaregio 873, Venice, Italy

Telephone: +39 041 2349187 - Fax: +39 041 2349176

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Research Interests: Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics and Experimental Economics.


Noemi Pace is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and Stanford Health Policy Adjunct Associate at the Center for Health Policy, Stanford University. She is also consultant at the Food and Economic Organization of the United Nations.
Her fields of concentration are applied microeconomics, experimental economics and health economics. In particular, she is trying to answer to both questions related to economic behaviour under risk and ambiguity and questions related to health economics and more precisely on how different health care systems affect health care demand, supply and health outcomes.
She was previously Research Fellow at the Centre for International Health and Development at University College London (now Institute for Global Health) where she was involved in research projects on the equity of health care expenditure in developing settings, and on the role of networks in development programs’ and on their economic impact.
During her doctoral studies, supervised by professor Vincenzo Atella, she spent some time as visiting researcher at the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University, where she was working with professor Jay Bhattacharya on a research project on the externalities of health insurance on body weight decisions in the US.
She has published in the areas of experimental economics, health economics and applied microeconomics.
She holds a B.A. in Economics, a Master Degree in Development Economics and a PhD in Economic Theory and Institutions from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.


  • “Make-Up and Suspicion in bargaining with cheap talk. An experiment controlling for gender and gender constellation” (with D. Di Cagno, A. Galliera, W. Guth, L. Panaccione), Theory and Decision Vol. 80 (3), pp. 463-471 (2016).
  • “The health care system reform in China: Effects on out-of-pocket expenses and saving” (with V. Atella and A. Brugiavini), China Economic Review Vol. 34, pp 182-195 (2015).
  • “The Explanatory and Predictive Power of Non Two-Stage-Probability Theories of Decision Making Under Ambiguity” (with J. Hey), Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 49(1), pp 1-29 (2014).
  • “Disentangling risk aversion from ambiguity aversion in unknown and in compound lotteries: a smooth ambiguity model experimental approach” (with G. Attanasi, C. Gollier and A. Montesano), Theory and Decision, Vol. 77, pp. 485-530 (2014).
  • “Health status and portfolio choice: is their relationship economically relevant?” (with S. Bressan and L. Pelizzon), International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol.32, pp. 109-122 (2014).

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Events & Presentations

  • 2016 International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics and Social Sciences (IMEBESS), Rome.
  • 2014 Conference on China After 35 Years of Economic Transition, London Metropolitan University, 8-9 May 2014.
  • 2014 International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences, University of Oxford, 10-12 April.
  • 2014 5th Southern Europe Experimentalists Meeting, Sesimbra, Lisbon Region, 30 Jan.-1 Feb.
  • 2013 Alhambra Experimental Workshop, Rome, 3-4 Oct.

Research Programs & Projects

  • PRIN - The economic impact of ageing in Europe( 2010-2011, 36 months). PI: Agar Brugiavini
  • European Project VII PQ – SHARE M4 (2009, 48 months). PI: Agar Brugiavini.
  • European Project VII PQ – Data SHARE analysis and longitudinal profiles (2009, 48 months). PI: Agar Brugiavini.