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  • HHB is delighted to welcome Xavier Ramos – Full Professor of Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – among the HHB Fellows.

     

    Prof. Ramos earned his BA from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1992, his MSc from the University of York in 1994, and his PhD in Economics from the the University of Essex (ISER) in 1998.

     

    Economic inequity is one of his main concerns and takes much of his research time and effort. He is currently working on equality of opportunity and intergenerational mobility. His research has been published in monographs, book chapters, and in a variety of academic journals including European Economic Review, Economica, and Review of Income and Wealth. Xavi also joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2005.

  • HHB is glad to welcome Francesco Bloise – post-doctoral researcher at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” – as a new HHB Researcher.

     

    Francesco Bloise obtained a PhD in Economics and Finance at Sapienza University in September 2017. In his PhD thesis he has worked on the intergenerational transmission of wealth and earnings in Italy.

     

    His research interests also include macroeconomic and economic policy issues. Currently, he is involved in studies and research projects on the intergenerational transmission of income and wealth in advanced and developing countries, on the welfare state and public expenditure.

  • HHB is pleased to announce that Guido Neidhöfer – Research Associate ad DIW Berlin, the German Institute for Economic Research – is now part of the HHB Researchers.

     

    Guido holds a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business and Economics, and his research focuses mainly on the causes and consequences of economic inequality and social mobility.

  • The HHB project welcomes Paolo Brunori – Assistant professor of Economics at the University of Florence – as a new HHB Fellow.

     

    Dr. Brunori is also affiliated to the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Bari. His research focuses on methodological aspects of the measurement of social inequalities. His scholarly articles have appeared in a number of international, peer-reviewed journals.

     

    Paolo holds a MA in Political Science (University of Florence) and a PhD in Economics (University of Bari). He is fellow of the Life Course Center, University of Queensland, where he was visiting researcher in 2017.

  • HHB is glad to welcome Dr. Roy Van der Weide – Economist on the Poverty and Inequality Research team within the Development Research Group of the World Bank – among the HHB Fellows.

     

    Roy recently assumed the responsibility of leading the poverty and inequality mapping research within the department. His research is also concerned with the empirics of inequality of opportunity and poverty reduction, axiomatic approaches to income measurement, spatial econometrics, and the transmission of price inflation and volatility.

     

    He holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, where his research focused on time-series econometrics and economic dynamics with applications to finance.

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