Vincenzo Alfano, Speaker at Vaccines Conferences
University of Messina, Italy
Title : Your vaccine attitude determines your altitude What are the determinants of attitude toward vaccination?

Abstract:

Attitude toward vaccination is doubtless an important determinant of public health, and this become evident during a pandemic. The issue, periodically debated within European societies since some years, especially with respect to occasional surge of diseases in given years and seasons, become a crucial parameter in determine the wellbeing of a country since 2021. In this work, using microdata from an Eurobarometer survey from 2019, we frame and deepen our knowledge about the main determinants of vaccination attitude as pointed out by the related literature. In more details, positive attitude toward vaccination may be due to individualistic or altruistic reasons, different incentives that can improve our knowledge about the determinants of such a complex decision. Our findings, by the means of a quantitative analysis that employs Ordered Probit, Ordered Logit and Generalized Ordered Logit estimations, provide complete support to some of the theories debated in the literature, limited support because of mixed evidences to others, and no support for some.

Biography:

Dr. Vincenzo Alfano holds the position of Assistant Professor in Applied Economics at University of Messina. He is also associate to Institute for the Mediterranean of the Italian National Research Council, to the Center for Economic Studies – CESifo, and is research fellow for Global Labour Organization – GLO. Moreover, he serves as a board member of several scientific journals, and is the Managing Editor of Evaluation and Program Planning.

Before being appointed to this position, Dr. Alfano worked as Senior Lecturer in Economics at Westminster International University in Tashkent, and was the Economic Adviser for the Italian Minister of University and Research.

Dr. Alfano has broad research interests, going from health economics and public health to the economic impact of religion. He has published in several top scientific journals, including Applied Health Economics and Health policy; Journal of Sports Economics; The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy; and Political Studies Review.

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