Alberto Ciancio


  • New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Jere Behrman, Fabrice Kämpfen, Iliana Kohler, Jürgen Maurer, Victor Mwapasa, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Barker’s Hypothesis Among the Global Poor: Positive Long-term Cardiovascular Effects of In-utero Famine Exposure." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-80.

  • New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kohler, Iliana, Fabrice Kämpfen, Alberto Ciancio, James Mwera, Victor Mwapasa, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2021. "Curtailing COVID-19 on a Dollar-a-Day in Malawi: Implications for the Ongoing Pandemic." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-66.

  • A new LDI/PARC Research Brief on a recent study by Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler looking at the health effects of blood pressure screenings for adults in rural Malawi. The PARC team found that adults with elevated blood pressure who were referred to a health care provider were 22 percentage points less likely to have hypertension four years later. They also reported better subjective mental health and were more likely to be taking blood pressure medication. The study has a number of important implications for health screenings and population health management in rural and low-income countries.

Lecturer in Applied Economics, Department of Economics, University of Glasgow

Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
M.A., Economics, University of Torino, 2011
B.Sc., Economics, University of Torino, 2008

Alberto is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the PSC and is part of the research team of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH). His current research focuses on the demographic, socioeconomic and health conditions in a poor sub-Saharian low-income context. Alberto has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. During the graduate studies, his research has focused on the political economy of immigration enforcement and its effects on crime, police efficiency and the labor market.