Close sidebar Home » Postdoctoral Max Weber Programme » Alumni » Max Weber Alumni Bio Open sidebar menu Grassi, Simona Lecturer in Economics King's College London, King's Business School, United Kingdom Website [email protected] Italy Max Weber alumnus Department of Economics Cohort(s): 2008/2009 Ph.D. Institution University of York, United Kingdom Biography Simona Grassi earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the Universita´ Statale di Milano and has a M.Sc. in Public Economics from the University of York, UK. She expects to earn another Ph.D. in Economics from the University of York, UK, in Spring 2009. She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Boston University for two years (2006-2007), and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University Carlos III in Madrid (2008). Her current research analyzes the interaction between public and private providers of private goods such as health-care and education. She is mainly interested in how asymmetric information affects the interaction between the public and the private sectors. In her most recent work, she studies the issue of cost selection in the context of public and private provision.