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Rosalba Radice

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

BSc (Bologna, Italy), MSc (UCL), PhD (Bath)

Research Interests

  • Simultaneous semiparametric equation models
  • Semiparametric/generalised regression
  • Non-random sample selection
  • Endogeneity
  • Confounding
  • Copula regression

R packages



  • Marra G, Radice R, (in press). Bivariate Copula Additive Models for Location, Scale and Shape. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Filippou P, Marra G, Radice R, (in press). Penalized Likelihood Estimation of a trivariate additive probit model. Biostatistics
  • Marra G, Radice R, Barnighausen T, Wood SN, McGovern ME, (in press). A Simultaneous Equation Approach to Estimating HIV Prevalence with Non-Ignorable Missing Responses. Journal of the American Statistical Association
  • Marra G, Radice R, Filippou P (in press). Regression Spline Bivariate Probit Models: A Practical Approach to Testing for Exogeneity. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computing
  • Radice R, Marra G, Wojtys M (2016). Copula Regression Spline Models for Binary Outcomes. Statistics and  Computing, 26(5): 981-995
  • McGovern ME, Marra G, Radice R, D Canning, ML Newell, Barnighausen T (in press). Adjusting for Non-Participation Bias at an HIV Surveillance Site in Rural South Africa. Journal of the International AIDS Society
  • Wojtys M, Marra G, Radice R (in press). Copula Regression Spline Sample Selection Models: The R Package SemiParSampleSel. Journal of Statistical Software
  • Marra G and Radice R. (2015). Flexible Bivariate Binary Models for Estimating the Efficacy of Phototherapy for Newborns with Jaundice. International Journal of Statistics and Probability, 4(1): 46-58
  • McGovern ME, Barnighausen T, Marra G and Radice R (2015). On the Assumption of Joint Normality in Selection Models: A Copula Based Approach Applied to Estimating HIV Prevalence. Epidemiology, 26(2):229-237
  • Zanin L, Radice R, Marra G (2015). Modelling the Impact of Women's Education on Fertility in Malawi. Journal of Population Economics, 28(1): 89-111
  • Ieva F, Marra G, Paganoni AM, Radice R (2014). A Semiparametric Bivariate Probit Model for Joint Modeling of Outcomes in STEMI Patients. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, ID 240435, doi
  • Marra G, Radice R and Missiroli S (2014). Testing the Hypothesis of Absence of Unobserved Confounding in Semiparametric Bivariate Probit Models. Computational Statistics, 29 (3-4): 715-741, doi
  • Kreif N, Gruber S, Radice R, Grieve R and Sekhon JS (2014). Evaluating Treatment Effectiveness under Model Misspecification: A Comparison of Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation with Bias-corrected Matching. Statistical Methods in Medical Research.
  • Zanin L, Radice R and Marra G (2014). A Comparison of Approaches for Estimating the Effect of Women's Education on the Probability of Using Modern Contraceptive Methods in Malawi. The Social Science Journal, 51, 361-367, doi
  • Radice R, Zanin L and Marra G. (2013). On the Effect of Obesity on Employment in the Presence of Observed and Unobserved Confounding. Statistica Neerlandica, 67(4): 436-455, doi
  • Marra G, Papageorgiou G and Radice R (2013). Estimation of a Semiparametric Recursive Bivariate Probit Model with Nonparametric Mixing. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 55(3): 321-342, doi
  • Marra, G. and Radice, R. (2013). A Penalized Likelihood Estimation Approach to Semiparametric Sample Selection Binary Response Modeling. Electronic Journal of Statistics, 7: 1432-1455, doi
  • Marra G and Radice R (2013). Estimation of a Regression Spline Sample Selection Model. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 61: 158-173, doi
  • Sobotka F, Radice R, Marra G and Kneib T (2013). Estimating the Relationship of Women's Education and Fertility in Botswana Using an Instrumental Variable Approach to Semiparametric Expectile Regression. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C, 62(1): 25-45, doi
  • Kreif N, Grieve R Radice R and Sekhon JS (2013). Regression-Adjusted Matching and Double-Robust Methods for Estimating Average Treatment Effects. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 13: 174-202, doi
  • Zanin L, Radice R and Marra G (2013). Estimating the Effect of Perceived Risk of Crime on Social Trust in the Presence of Endogeneity Bias. Social Indicators Research, 114: 523-547
  • Radice R (2012). A Bayesian Approach to Modelling Reticulation Events with Application to the Ribosomal Protein Gene rps11 of Flowering Plants. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 54(4): 401-426, doi
  • Kreif N, Grieve R, Radice R, Ramsahai R, Sadique Z and Sekhon JS (2012). Methods for Estimating Subgroup Effects in Cost-Effectiveness Analyses that Use Observational Data. Medical Decision Making, 32(6): 750-763, doi
  • Radice R, Ramsahai R, Grieve R, Kreif N, Sadique Z and Sekhon JS (2012). Evaluating Treatment Effectiveness in Patient Subgroups: A Comparison of Propensity Score Methods with an Automated Matching Approach. International Journal of Biostatistics, 8(1), doi
  • Marra G and Radice R (2011). Estimation of a Semiparametric Recursive Bivariate Probit Model in the Presence of Endogeneity. Canadian Journal of Statistics, 39(2): 259-279, doi
  • Marra G and Radice R (2011). A Flexible Instrumental Variable Approach. Statistical Modelling, 11(6): 581-603, doi
  • Marra G and Radice R (2011). Do We Adequately Control for Unmeasured Confounders When Estimating the Short-term Effect of Air Pollution on Mortality?. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 218(1-4): 347-352, doi
  • Marra G and Radice R (2010). Penalised Regression Splines: Theory and Application to Medical Research. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 19(2): 107-125, doi
  • Monfardini C and Radice R (2008). Testing Exogeneity in the Bivariate Probit Model: A Monte Carlo Study. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 70(2): 271-282, doi


Teaching 2016-17

  • Statistical Analysis, MSc Applied Statistics - Year 1
    Section A, (Autumn Term)
  • Statistical Analysis, MSc Applied Statistics - Year 1
    Section B, (Spring Term)
  • Further Statistical Analysis, MSc Applied Statistics - Year 2 Bayesian Analysis, (Autumn Term)
  • Statistical Modelling, BSc - Year 4 (Autumn and Spring Term)

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