Francesco Costa is Lecturer of Government, Health & Not for Profit at SDA Bocconi School of Management. Francesco’s collaboration with SDA Bocconi started in 2012. He has gradually widened his scope of research and teaching, starting from the Cergas Pharmaceutical Observatory and including, over time, other research areas related to health economics, Health Technology Assessment and Market Access. He has directed a number of courses for employees of companies from the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and several sponsored educational programs dedicated to physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare and public sector professionals. From 2018 Francesco coordinates the executive open program in Patient Access & Government Affairs: Value-Based Market Access. Moreover his teaching also includes «Pharmaceutical Policy» at the SDA Bocconi full time master program in healthcare management (MiMS).
His current research activity is focused on three themes: 1) economic evaluations of healthcare technologies (cost-effectiveness, cost-utilicy and budget impact analysis); 2) analysis of health technology markets in terms of performance, innovation and reaction to public policies; 3) Market and Patient Access. He published several articles on international peer-reviewed journals and he is author of a number of chapters in monographic works. Since 2015 he authors the chapter on healthcare expenditure on the OASI report, the most important Italian annual publication on the issues related to the healthcare system.
Francesco published serveral articles on «Sole 24 Ore Sanità» and is the author of a book regarding management and organization of clinical trials. As an expert, he is often involved in advisory boards for companies operating in the pharmaceutical / medical devices industry.
Francesco holds a MSc in Healthcare Management and a PhD in Morphological Sciences. He graduated in Medical biotechnology.