Dr Alberto Ciancio

  • Lecturer in Applied Economics (Economics)

email: Alberto.Ciancio@glasgow.ac.uk

The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5346-0885


Alberto Ciancio joined the Adam Smith Business School as a Lecturer in Applied Economics. He received a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Prior to joining the Adam Smith Business School, he held research positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Lausanne. His research interests span topics in development economics, health economics and political economy. His current research focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa and in particular on Malawi where he spent several months conducting fieldwork. In this context, he ran and evaluated a health information intervention through a randomised control trial.

Research interests

Alberto is a member of the School's Applied Economics research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Development economics 
  • Demography health economics
  • Behavioural economics
  • Political economy 


2021-2022 (Co-PI) Diverse Global Communities and Local Resource Allocation — Penn SAS Making a difference in global communities ($50,000)

2020-2022 (Investigator) Leveraging Social Networks and Linkage to Care to Foster Healthy Aging in a Low-Income Context — NIH R03 AG069817 ($160,584)

2018 (Co-PI) Social networks, NCDs and Aging: Leveraging social dynamics for efficient health interventions among older persons in low-income countries — PARC Pilot Grant ($19,643), University of Pennsylvania


Alberto is interested in applied microeconomics projects.

Additional information

Personal website: Alberto Ciancio

CV: Alberto Ciancio Alberto Ciancio