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Valerio Benedetto

Senior Research Assistant

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB427

+44 (0) 1772 89 4581

vbenedetto@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Health

Valerio Benedetto is a Senior Research Assistant in the College of Health and Wellbeing and his research focuses on Medical Statistics.

He is completing a PhD in Transport Economics and Regulation at the University of Leeds. His qualifications include Master’s degrees in Economics at the universities of York (2012) and Ferrara (2010).

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Valerio is part of the Research Support Team (RST) and works on health-related projects, focusing on statistical analysis. His educational background is mainly in Economics and Statistics, with a specialisation in Transport Economics and Regulation.

Qualifications:

  • 2012-present – PhD Research Student, The impacts of regulatory structures on the efficiency of European railway systems, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2010-2012 – MSc Economics, University of York, UK
  • 2007-2010 – Master Degree in Applied Economics and Economic Policies, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • 2004-2007 – Undergraduate Degree in Economics & Accounting, University of Bologna, Italy

Research Activities

  • Designing statistical analysis for projects in health research.
  • Carrying out quantitative analysis of sensitive data employing different medical statistics methods (mainly using SPSS and Stata).
  • Interpreting statistical results and highlighting implications for health policies and practices.

External Activities

  • PhD Research Student in Transport Economics and Regulation at the University of Leeds

Publications

Nash, C.A., Benedetto, V. and Smith, A.S.J. (awaiting submission), Rail regulation (book chapter)

Smith, A.S.J., Benedetto, V. and Nash, C.A. (awaiting submission), The impacts of economic regulation on the efficiency of European railway systems (journal article)

Benedetto, V., Smith, A.S.J. and Nash, C.A. (awaiting submission), Rail regulation in Europe: an industry-based survey (journal article)

Smith, A.S.J., Benedetto, V. and Nash, C.A. (August/September 2016), The impacts of economic regulation on the efficiency of European railway systems, Research in Transport Economics, Selected papers from the 14th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Santiago, Chile 2015) (journal article)

Conferences

Thredbo 14 Conference - International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (2015), Santiago, Chile. Paper co-author.

4th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures, Florence School of Regulation, San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence), Italy. Paper co-author and presenter.

Young Economists' Meeting (2015), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Paper co-author and presenter.

4th White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Economics Conference (2015), University of Leeds, UK. Paper co-author and presenter.