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School of Economics and Finance

Francesca Cornaglia


Reader in Economics

Telephone: +44 20 7882 8419
Room Number: GC520
Office Hours: Monday: 2 pm - 3pm or by appointment any other day of the week


Research keywords: Health Economics, Microeconomics

Francesca Cornaglia is a Reader in Economics at Queen Mary University of London.

Her main research interests lie in the fields of health economics, labour economics and applied micro-econometrics.

Francesca received her PhD from The University of Turin in 2005. Before joining Queen Mary she held a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University College London.

Take a listen the School of Economics and Finance podcast episode: In Conversation with Dr Francesca Cornaglia to find out more about her research and our MSc Mental Health Economics.



  • Cornaglia F., Drouvelis M., Masella P. (2019) "Competition and the role of group identity", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol. 162, 136-145 
  • Cornaglia F., Lekfuangfu W.N., Powdthavee N., Warrinnier N. (2017) "Locus of control and its intergenerational implications for early childhood skill formation", Economic Journal.
  • Crivellaro E,. Cornaglia F., McNally S. (2015) "Mental Health and Education Decisions", Labour Economics, Volume 33, Pages 1–12.
  • Clark A., Cornaglia F., Layard R., Powdthavee N., Vernoit J. (2014) "What predicts a successful life? A Life-Course Model of Well-Being", Economic Journal, 124, F720-F738.
  • Cornaglia F., Leigh A., Feldman N. (2014) "Crime and Mental Wellbeing", Journal of Human Resources, vol. 49, no. 1, 110-140.
  • Adda J., Cornaglia F. (2013) "Taxes, Cigarette Consumption, and Smoking Intensity: Reply", The American Economic Review, 103(7), 3102-14.
  • Adda J., Cornaglia F. (2010) "The Effect of Bans and Taxes on Passive Smoking", American Economic Journal – Applied Economics, vol. 2, No.1, 1-32.
  • Adda J., Cornaglia F. (2006) "Prices, Cigarette Consumption and Smoking Intensity", The American Economic Review, Vol. 96, No. 4, 1013-1028.
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