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


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.


Dr. Vincenzo Alfano holds currently the position of Assistant Professor in Political Economy at University of Napoli "Parthenope". He is also associate to Institute for the Mediterranean of the Italian National Research Council, to the Center for Economic Studies – CESifo, is research fellow for Global Labour Organization– GLO, and fellow for Italy’s National University Centre for Applied Economic Studies - CiMET. Moreover, he serves as a board member of several scientific journals, and is the Academic Editor of Plos One. Dr. Alfano has broad research interests, going from health economics and public health to the economic impact of religion and sports economics. He has published in several top scientific journals, including Journal of Policy Modeling; Health policy; Scientific Reports; Journal of Sports Economics; and Political Studies Review.