My research addresses two core dimensions of the politics of healthcare. First concerns the effect of political institutions and ideas on healthcare policy making. Second dimension looks at attitudes toward healthcare, in particular how attitudes are shaped by policy feedback effects and political ideology. I investigate these two topics empirically analyzing health policy and attitudes in post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and countries on the European periphery, strongly hit by the recent economic crisis.
Work in progress:
The Politics of Health in New Democracies (working title of a book manuscript)
Health Policy Performance in New Democracies: Veto Points and Party System Institutionalization
Public Responses to Austerity: Ideological Polarization of Attitudes to Healthcare in the Context of Crisis (with Diana Burlacu, University of Newcastle)