Last week, Prof. Brian A'Hearn and Prof. Giovanni Vecchi have presented the HHB project at the 11th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), held in Valencia from March 30 to April 2, 2016, within the meeting on "Household Budgets and Living Standards during the Nineteenth- and Early-twentieth Centuries" (see the entire programme here).
The ESSHC is organized by the International Institute of Social History (IISH), and its aim is to bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The conference is characterized by a lively, small group exchange, rather than in formal plenary sessions, organized in many networks covering specific topics. It welcomes papers and sessions on any historical topic and any historical period. Read more about the ESSHC and its conferences.
HHB welcomes Paul Segal - Senior Lecturer in Economics at the King's College London - as a new HHB Researcher.
He is an economist with wide-ranging interests, working on global inequality and poverty; on the economics of resource-rich countries, with a focus on the question of who benefits from resource revenues; and on the economic history of Argentina. He has extensive teaching experience, particularly in economic development and macroeconomics.
After his DPhil at Nuffield College, Oxford, he has been a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sussex and a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where he continues to hold a position as Visiting Senior Research Fellow. Prior to his doctoral studies he was a Research Fellow at Harvard University working on global inequality, and a Consultant Economist at the UNDP as part of the core team writing the Human Development Report 2002.
Prof. De Fraja took his doctorate at Siena with a thesis on Game Theory, before going to England to attend Linacre College, Oxford. His research interests are in the areas of Public economics, Economics of education, Regulation, and Game Theory. He has published papers in, among others, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of Political Economy, and Oxford Economic Papers. Before teaching at the University of Nottingham, he has taken up academic positions in the universities of Leicester, Bristol and York, and has also been on academic trips to Tokyo, Bonn and Barcelona. Prof. De Fraja is also a Research Fellow at CEPR.
HHB welcomes Mauro Gallegati - professor of Economics at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona (Italy) - as a HHB Fellow.
Prof. Gallegati's research includes business fluctuations, nonlinear dynamics, models of financial fragility and heterogeneous interacting agents. Mauro Gallegati is well known from his widely cited work with Joseph E. Stiglitz, developing theory of asymmetric information and heterogeneous agents and their applications. He published papers in the top journals on economic, economic history and history of economic analysis, nonlinear mathematics, applied economics, complexity and econophysics. A research group lead at INET by prof. Gallegati studies agent-based models of economic phenomena, with a special focus on the performance of heterogeneous, interacting agents, generating aggregate fluctuations, coordination failures and emerging phenomena in general.
HHB welcomes Paul Glewwe - Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota - as a HHB Fellow. His research focuses on household and individual behavior and welfare in developing countries. Most of his research is on education in those countries; in particular on the factors the determine how long (if it all) children go to school and, more important, how much children learn in school. He also conducts research on inequality, income mobility, poverty, and child nutrition in developing countries, and on education in the U.S. He has focuses on the following developing countries: Brazil, China, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Ghana, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.