Assistant Professor of Economics University of Pittsburgh, August 2017-
Affiliations and Habilitations
NBER Faculty Research Fellow (Health Economics)
IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) Research Fellow (since August 2017)
London School of Economics Ageing and Health Incentives Lab (External Affiliate, since April 2021)
Global Labor Organization (GLO) Fellow (since May 2018)
Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics /Penn-CMU Roybal, Faculty Affiliate
Italian Habilitation for Full Professor (Professore di I Fascia) in Political Economy (13/A2) 2020-2029
Italian Habilitation for Associate Professor (Professore di II Fascia) in Public Finance (13/A3), Applied Economics (13/A4), Demography and Social Statistics (13/D3) 2020-2029
Previous Positions and Affiliations
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh August 2016-May 2016
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Economics, University of Oxford
Blavatnik School of Government and Nuffield College (July 2013- July 2016)
IZA Research Affiliate (January 2013-August 2017)
Ph.D., Economics, Boston University, Boston MA, May 2013
Master in Economics, Quantitative Methods, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy, 2007
M.Sc., Economics (with distinction and special mention for excellence), University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy, 2006
B.A., Economics (with distinction), University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy, 2004
Maturita’ Classica. Liceo Dante Alighieri, Roma, 100/100, 2001
Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
JPAL-North America (Co-Investigator, PI: Sally Sadoff) ($50,000)
Pilot and Feasibility Grant to the Healthy Lifestyle Institute (Principal Investigator) ($20,000)
SIPA Columbia (Co-Investigator, PI: Douglas Almond) ($16,000)
JPAL-North America (Co-Investigator, PI: Sally Sadoff) ($150,000)
Roybal Grant, June 2018 (Co-Investigator, PI: Silvia Saccardo) ($20,000)
John Fell OUP Research Fund Grant, April 2016 (Principal Investigator) ($58,000)
John Fell OUP Research Fund Grant, August 2015-July 2016 (Co-PI) ($11,200)
John Fell OUP Research Fund Grant, April 2015-July 2016 (Co-PI) ($11,200)
John Fell OUP Research Fund Grant, August 2014-June 2016 (Principal Investigator) ($11,200)
EU Commission-Horizon 2020 (Core Researcher and Project Leader) (PI: Carlos Vargas Silva, €4,910,538)
European Research Council (ERC)-2015-AdG– (Core Researcher) (PI: Francesco Billari, €2,400,000))
John Fell OUP Research Fund Grant (Research Staff) (PI: Stanley Ulijaszek)
Green-Templeton College Grant, Academic Activities Fund, 2014 ($7,000)
London School of Economics Teaching Award Nomination, 2014
Summer Research Grant, Boston University, Summer 2011 ($4,500)
Student Research Award, Institute for Economic Development, Boston University, 2011 ($2,000)
Teaching-RA Fellowship, Boston University, Spring 2010-Spring 2012
Marco Fanno Scholarship, Medio Credito Centrale, Fall 2007-Spring 2009
‘Raeli’ Scholarship, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Spring 2007
Student Career Scholarship, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 2001-2006
Graduate teaching at the University of Pittsburgh
Empirical Methods (PhD-1st year class), Spring 2021
Empirical Methods (PhD-2nd year class), Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2020,
Empirical Methods II Machine Learning for Economists (PhD-2nd year class): Department of Economics,
University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2019
Topics in Labor Economics (PhD), Spring 2020
Undergraduate teaching at the University of Pittsburgh
Health Economics, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
Behavioral Approaches to Health Economics (Capstone Class), University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2020.
other Graduate teaching
Guest Lecturer, Economics for Public Policy, “Health and Health Care”, Master in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015
Guest Lecturer, Economic Development Policy, London School of Economics, Spring 2014
other undergraduate teaching
Instructor, Labor Economics, Boston University, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2010
Head Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, Boston University, Spring 2011
Teaching Fellow, Principles of Microeconomics, Department of Economics, Boston University, Fall 2010
Teaching Fellow, Principles of Macroeconomics, Department of Economics, Boston University, Spring 2010
Published PAPERS in Refereed Journals
“Globalization, Fertility, and Marital Behavior in a Lowest Low Fertility Setting”y (with Lorenzo Rotunno and Luca Stella) Accepted at Demography
2. Anelli Massimo, Osea Giuntella, and Luca Ste\lla.“Robots, Marriageable Men, Family, and Fertility ” Journal of Human Resources (forthcoming)
3. Paolo Barbieri, Osea Giuntella, Silvia Saccardo, Sally Sadoff ``Lifestyle and mental health 1 year into COVID-19" Scientific Report 11 (2021)
4. Giuntella, Osea, Kelly Hyde, Silvia Saccardo, and Sally Sadoff. "Lifestyle and mental health disruptions during COVID-19." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118, no. 9 (2021).
5. Alacevich, Caterina, Nicolò Cavalli, Osea Giuntella, Raffaele Lagravinese, Francesco Moscone, and Catia Nicodemo. "The presence of care homes and excess deaths during the COVID‐19 pandemic: Evidence from Italy." Health Economics 30, no. 7 (2021): 1703-1710.
6. Giuntella, Osea, Jakub Lonsky, Fabrizio Mazzonna, and Luca Stella. "Immigration policy and immigrants’ sleep. Evidence from DACA." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 182 (2021): 1-12.
7. Giuntella, Osea, and Jakub Lonsky. "The effects of DACA on health insurance, access to care, and health outcomes." Journal of Health Economics 72 (2020): 102320.
8. Giuntella, Osea, Matthias Rieger, and Lorenzo Rotunno. "Weight gains from trade in foods: Evidence from Mexico." Journal of International Economics 122 (2020): 103277.
9. Gihleb, Rania, Osea Giuntella, and Ning Zhang. "The effect of mandatory access prescription drug monitoring programs on foster care admissions." Journal of Human Resources (2019): 0918-9729R
10. Gihleb, Rania, Osea Giuntella, and Ning Zhang. "Prescription drug monitoring programs and neonatal outcomes." Regional Science and Urban Economics 81 (2020): 103497
11. Giuntella, Osea, and Fabrizio Mazzonna. "Sunset time and the economic effects of social jetlag: evidence from US time zone borders." Journal of Health Economics 65 (2019): 210-226.
12. Billari, Francesco C., Osea Giuntella, and Luca Stella. "Does broadband Internet affect fertility?." Population studies 73, no. 3 (2019): 297-316.
13. Giuntella, Osea, Fabrizio Mazzonna, Catia Nicodemo, and Carlos Vargas-Silva. "Immigration and the Reallocation of Work Health Risks." Journal of Population Economics (2018).
14. Billari, Francesco C., Osea Giuntella, and Luca Stella. "Broadband internet, digital temptations, and sleep." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 153 (2018): 58-76.
15. Giuntella, Osea. "Has the growth in “fast casual” Mexican restaurants impacted weight gain?." Economics & Human Biology 31 (2018): 115-124.
16. Giuntella, Osea, Catia Nicodemo, and Carlos Vargas-Silva. "The effects of immigration on NHS waiting times." Journal of Health Economics 58 (2018): 123-143.
17. Giuntella, Osea, Z. L. Kone, Isabel Ruiz, and Carlos Vargas-Silva. "Reason for immigration and immigrants' health." Public health 158 (2018): 102-109.
18. Giuntella, Osea, Wei Han, and Fabrizio Mazzonna. "Circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive skills: Evidence from an unsleeping giant." Demography 54, no. 5 (2017): 1715-1742.
19. Giuntella, Osea. "Why does the health of Mexican immigrants deteriorate? New evidence from linked birth records." Journal of Health Economics 54 (2017): 1-
20. Gihleb, Rania, and Osea Giuntella. "Nuns and the effects of catholic schools. Evidence from Vatican II." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 137 (2017): 191-213.
21 Giuntella, Osea, and Luca Stella. "The acceleration of immigrant unhealthy assimilation." Health Economics 26, no. 4 (2017): 511-518.
22. Giuntella, Osea. "Assimilation and health: Evidence from linked birth records of second-and third-generation Hispanics." Demography 53, no. 6 (2016): 1979-2004.
23. Giuntella, Osea. "The Hispanic health paradox: New evidence from longitudinal data on second and third-generation birth outcomes." SSM-Population Health 2 (2016): 84-89.
24. Giuntella, Osea, and Fabrizio Mazzonna. "Do immigrants improve the health of natives?." Journal of health economics 43 (2015): 140-153..
25. Giuntella, Osea. "Do immigrants squeeze natives out of bad schedules? Evidence from Italy." IZA Journal of Migration 1, no. 1 (2012): 1-21..
26. Gee, Emily R., and G. Osea Giuntella. "Medicaid and ethnic networks." The BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 11, no. 1 (2011).
27. Becchetti, L., Castriota, S. and Giuntella, G.O., 2010. The effects of age and job protection on the welfare costs of inflation and unemployment. European Journal of Political Economy, 26(1), pp.137-146.
1. “Why Don’t We Sleep Enough? A Field Experiment Among College Students” (with Mallory Avery and Peiran Jiao) R&R at Review of Economics and Statistics
2. “Robots and demographic behavior” (with Massimo Anelli and Luca Stella) R&R at Journal of Human Resources
3. “Immigration and Non-Standard Schedules. Theory and Evidence from the US” with (with Timothy N. Bond and Jakub Lonsky) IZA Discussion Paper No. 13236, R&R at European Economic Review
4. “Intergenerational Transmission of Health at Birth from Mothers and Fathers” (with Giulia La Mattina and Climent Quintana-Domeque) R&R Journal of Human Capital
5. ``The Midlife Crisis?’’ (with Sally McManus, Redzo Mujcic, Andrew J. Oswald, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and Ahmed Tohamy)
6. Robots, Health and Workers Safety (with Rania Gihleb, Tianyi Wang, and Luca Stella) R&R at Labour Economics
7. “Unhealthy Sleep Assimilation” (with Francesco Billari, Fabrizio Mazzonna and Luca Stella)
8. ``Previous Exposure to Immigration and Attitudes towards Refugees’’ (with Rania Gihleb and Luca Stella) R&R at Migration Studies
9. “Dreaming to Leave the Nest? Immigration Status and the Living Arragements of DACA-mented” (with Rania Gihleb and Jakub Lonsky)
Work in Progress
1. ``Is an Army of Robots Marching on Chinese Jobs? (with Yi Lu and Tianyi Wang) IZA Discussion Paper 12281
2. ``Ethnic Parishes and the Economic Assimilation of Immigrants (with Ran Abramitsky and Leah Boustan)
3. ``Improving Educational Achievement through Better Sleep Habits: The Effect of Technology-Based Behavioral Interventions’’ (with Sally Sadoff, Silvia Saccardo)
4. ``Gender-specific economic shocks and household bargaining power.” (with Rania Gihleb, Kelly Hyde, and Dor Morag)
Chapters and Non-Technical Articles
1. Osea Giuntella and Jakub Lonsky (forthcoming). Migrant Health, in Handbook of Labor, Human Resources, and Population (edited by Klaus Zimmermann)
2. Giuntella Osea and Timothy Halliday (forthcoming). The Economics of Health and Migration. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance (edited by Andrew Jones).
3. Gihleb Rania, Osea Giuntella, and Luca Stella. Refugees, Economic Migrants and Self-Employment (with Rania Gihleb and Luca Stella) (forthcoming in World Scientific Encyclopedia of Global Migration, edited by Robert Sauer)
4. Giuntella, Osea, and Catia Nicodemo. "Migration, Health, and Well-being: Models and Methods', Health Econometrics (Contributions to Economic Analysis, Volume 294)." (2018): 101-118.
5. Giuntella, Osea, Catia Nicodemo, and Carlos Vargas Silva. "The impact of immigration on health and health care: Evidence from the United Kingdom." Refugees and economic migrants: Facts, policies and challenges (2016): 99-114.
6. Giuntella, Osea. "Do immigrants improve the health of native workers?." IZA World of Labor (2014).
7. Giuntella, Osea. "Immigration and Job Disamenities." CESifo DICE Report 12.2 (2014): 20-26.
Invited Seminars and PresentationS
2020-2021 Monash University, Universita’ di Venezia (Ca’ Foscari), University of Wuppertall
2019-2020 University of York (cancelled because of COVID-19)
2018-2019 University of Padua, University of Rome 2 (Tor Vergata), University of Milan, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin)
2017-2018: West Virginia University, Bocconi University
2016-2017: Universitat Hamburg, University of Rome 2-Tor Vergata, Max Plank Institute Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Surrey.
2015-2016: Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Rome 2-Tor Vergata, University of Lausanne, Stockholm School of Economics, Universidad de Navarra, Center for Global Development, COMPAS (University of Oxford), University of Pittsburgh
2012-2015: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (CRES), King’s College London, University of Warwick, University of South Florida, UBVO Seminar Series, University of Oxford, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford. University of Manchester, Purdue University, University of Stirling, Ludwig Maximilians University,
Munich, London School of Economics, Tinbergen Institute (Amsterdam), Syracuse University. PhD-Seminar on Health Economics and Policy, Grindelwald (Switzerland).University of Lugano, University of OxfordUniversity of Queensland, Northeastern University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), Singapore Management University, University of Connecticut
.Conferences And Workshops
2021: Society of Labor Economics (SOLE), American Society of Health Economics (ASHECON)
2020: Conference on Forced Displacement (World Bank), Electronic Health Economics Colloquium Seminar, ECBE, SOLE-EALE, Third GLO-IESR Conference, Associazione Italiana Degli Economisti, Southern Economic Association, Eastern Economic Association
2019: Society of Labor Economics Meetings (SOLE), American Society of Health Economists, Joint IZA & Jacobs Center Workshop: Consequences of COVID-19 for Child and Youth Development
Workshop on Gender and Family, IZA-World Bank Workshops on Jobs in Developing Countries, Workshop on Intergenerational Mobility, American-European Health Study Group, NBER-Aging Workshop (Lugano) Workshop on Risky Health Behaviors (Hamburg University)
2017- 2018: NBER Trade and Agriculture Conference, 2018 Workshop on the Economics of Risky Behavior, Health Econometrics Workshop, American Society of Health Economics, American European Health Study Group III (Harvard University), 3rd Migration, Health and Well-Being Workshop,
Workshop on Risky Health Behaviors (Hamburg University), Second Annual Population Health Sciences Research Workshop (Boston University), APPAM 2017
2016-2017 NBER-CEPRA Aging conference, International Health Economics Association Meetings, Society of Labor Economics, 2nd American-European Health Economics Workshop, 2nd Oxford Migration, Health and Well-being Workshop, International Health Economics Association, Alpine Population Conference (Alp-Pop), XV Brucchi Luchino Workshop Southern Economic Association
2015-2016: IV Health Econometrics Workshop, American Society of Health Economics, XIII IZA Annual Migration Conference, Population Association of America, Alpine Population Conference Alp-Pop, Stanford Center for International Development’s Conference on Health, Demography, and Aging in China
2013-2015: International Health Economics Association, Society of Labor Economists, Population Association of America, Alpine Population Conference, La Thuile, Italy, January 2015American Society of Health Economics, Los Angeles, June 2014. Society of Labor Economists, Washington D.C., 2014. Health Economics and Policy Workshop, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Royal Economic Society Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 2014. American Economic Association Meetings, Philadelphia, PN, 2014. XII Brucchi Luchino Labour Economics Workshop, Bank of Italy, Rome, Italy, 2013. Immigration in OECD Countries, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France. The Society of Labor
Economists (SOLE) Meetings, Boston, MA, 2013.).
2009-2013: Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (ASREC), Washington, DC, 2013. Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC Dartmouth, NH, 2012. European Association of Labor Economists Conference (EALE) Bonn,Germany, 2012. EconCon 2012, Princeton University, NJ, 2012. Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM), Malaga, Spain, 2012. 12th Doctoral Workshop in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Rome, Italy, 2012. European Society for Population Economics, Bern, Switzerland, 2012. American Society of Health Economists (ASHECON), Minneapolis, MN, 2012. IZA-Institute for the Study of Labor, Summer School, Buch-Ammersee, Germany, 2012. Boston College-Boston University Greenline Labor Meeting, Boston, MA, 2012. Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture, Chapman University, CA, 2012. European Association of Labor Economists Conference (EALE), Paphos, Cyprus, 2011. Cream – University College of London. Interdisciplinary Conference on Migration, London, UK, 2011. Midwest Political Science Conference, Chicago, IL, 2011. Bank of Italy Lunch Seminars, Rome, Italy, 2009.
B.E. Press Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Contemporary Economics, Demography, Demographic Research, The Economic Journal, Economia Politica, Economics Bulletin, Economics Modeling, Economics and Human Biology, Economic Bulletin, Economic Inquiry, Empirical Economics, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, European Journal of Public Health, European Journal of Health Economics, Explorations in Economic History, Frontiers in Psychology, Health Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, International Economic Review,
International Review of Economics, International Journal of Manpower, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Intensive Care Medicine International Journal for Equity in Health, IZA Journal of Migration, IZA World of Labor, Journal of Computational Social Science, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economics of Ageing, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Health Economics , Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Human Capital, Journal of Intensive Health Care Medicine, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Population Economics, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Labour Economics, Labour, Management Science, Maternal Child and Health, Migration Studies, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, PLOS One, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Social Science Research, Sustainability, Women’s Health Issues
Other professional activity:
Recruitment Committee (Department of Economics: 2018-2019; 2020-21)
Recruitment Committee (Department of Health Policy and Management: 2020-21)
Ad-hoc Committee on Health and Well-Being, University of Pittsburgh (2019-2020)
Graduate Research Committee, University of Pittsburgh Department of Economics (2017-2018; 2018-2019; 2019-2020; 2021-22)
Department Diversity Committee
Labor Seminar Series, Coordinator (Spring, 2019)
External Committee Member, Dissertation Defense of Hieu Min Nguyen (University of Tennessee)
External Committee Member, Dissertation Defense of Aizat Nurshatayeva (University of Pittsburgh, School of Education )
External Committee Member, Dissertation Defense of Chiara Serra (European University Institute)
External Committee Member, Dissertation Defense of Alessandro Mistretta, University of Rome 2, Tor Vergata
Reviewer for W.W. Norton, Economics
D-Phil Status Assessor, Dissertation Assessor, Academic Supervisor, University of Oxford
Grant Reviewer for UK Research Council, National Institute for Health Research (3), National Institute for Health Research – HTA program, Swiss National Science Foundation (2), Israel Science Foundation
Co-organizer of the Workshop on Trade and Health – University of Oxford (June 2016)
Co-organizer of the Workshop on Immigration, Health and Well-being– University of Oxford, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Pittsburgh (May 2016, June 2017, May 2018, May 2019)
Co-organizer of the IZA Workshop: Economics of Time Use and Mental Health: Stress, Sleep, Fatigue and Employment (2021)
Co-organizer of the Health Economics and Policy Seminar Series (University of Oxford, 2013-2016)
Member of the Scientific Committee of the American-European Health Economics Conference– University of Oxford (July 2017)
Member of the Scientific Committee of the American European Health Economics Study Group (2019,2020)
Member of the Scientific Committee Health Econometrics Workshop (2018)
Member of the Scientific Committee of the American Society of Health Economics Conference, 2014, 2016
Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Health Economics Association, 2015, 2017, 2019
Mentor, RA-Mentor Program, Boston University, Department of Economics 2010-2012
Boston University Political Economy Reading Group, coordinator, 2011-2012
Phd students supervised
At the University of Pittsburgh
Chair/Co-Chair of Commitee
Jakub Lonsky (graduation, July 2019) – current placement : Assistant Professor at the University of Liverpool. Role: Chair
Tianyi Wang (graduation, June 2020) – current placement: Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Role: Co-Chair
Yuriy Podvysotskiy (graduation, December 2020) -current placement: Amazon Web Services. Role: Co-Chair
Kelly Hyde (Co-chair, graduation expected May 2022)
Member of Committee/Second year paper reader
Mallory Avery (graduation, June 2020) current placement: post-doc at Monash University
Sijie Li (graduation, April 2019) current placement: Freddie-Mac. Role: committee member
Quanquan Liu (graduation, November 2020) current placement: Department of Agricultural Economics at University of Florida (Lecturer). Role: committee member
Ying Liu (expected graduation May 2021) Role: committee member
Juan Campanaro (expected graduation May 2023) Role: committee member
Sierra Hall (expected graduation May 2022) Role: committee member
Neil Silveius (expected graduation May 2022) Role: committee member
Pun Winachakul (expected graduation May 2022). Role: committee member
Dor Morag (expected graduation May 2024). Role: second year paper reader
Jian Qui (expected graduation May 2024), Role: second year paper reader
Jiangnan Zeng (expected graduation May 2024). Role: second year paper reader
At the University of Oxford
Y-Ling Chi (World Bank, 2016, now at the Center for Global Development)
External PhD Reviews
Hieu Mihn Nguyen (University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2021)
Chiara Serra (European University Institute, 2021)
Aizat Nurshatayeva (University of Pittbsurgh, School of Education, 2020)
Alessandro Mistretta (University of Rome 2, Tor Vergata, 2019)
Research Assistant, Boston University, Department of Economics, 2011-2012
Research Internship at the Bank of Italy, 2009
Undergraduate Students Tutor, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 2006
London School of Economics Summer School 2005, 2003 Development Economics, Intermediate Economics
American Economic Association (AEA), American Society of Health Economics (ASHECON), International Health Economics Association (IHEA), Royal Economic Society (RES), Society of Labor Economics (SOLE)
English, French, Italian (native)
Director of a short movie “Why?”, projected during Miriam Makeba’s concert, Horizon, Rome, 2000
Member of the central editing of “Graffiti”, national student monthly magazine, 1998-2000
Student Representative in the School Council of “Liceo Classico Statale Dante Alighieri”, 1998-2000
Member of the editing of “Bene Comune”, monthly E-magazine