HHB welcomes Daniel Waldenström - Professor of Economics at Uppsala University - as a HHB Fellow. He holds two PhDs, one in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics (2003) and one in Economic History, from Lund University (2009).
His research focuses on the long run evolution of wealth, income, inequality and taxation, especially relating to Swedish economic history, and is currently coordinating the Swedish National Wealth Database (SNWD) project. He is author (with Jesper Roine) of the chapter “Long run trends in the distribution of income and wealth”, in A.B. Atkinson & F. Bourguignon (Eds.), Handbook in Income Distribution, 2015. He is also Research Fellow in the Centre for Economic Policy Research and columnist for the online blog www.ekonomistas.se.
Her research interests are in the general area of poverty, vulnerability, gender and public policy, encompassing social protection, safety nets and impact evaluation. Much of her recent past research has been on Vietnam, South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. She holds a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph. D. in economics from the Australian National University, and began her career at the Bank as a member of the core team that produced the 1990 World Development Report on Poverty.
HHB welcomes Luigi Guiso - Axa Household Professor of Finance at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) - as a HHB Fellow. His research focuses mainly on applied economics, with contributions relating to finance and growth, investment decisions, interactions between employment and finance, financial decisions of households and links between cultural norms and the economy.
Before devoting himself to academic work - in several universities in Europe and North America -, he worked for 15 years at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. He has worked as a consultant for several international organizations, including the ECB and the EU Commission, and major financial intermediaries. Furthermore, he directed the finance program of the CEPR and is also a columnist for the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.
HHB is delighted to announce a partnership with the World Bank, the world’s leading institution for the study of development. The agreement envisions an exchange of both data and expertise, and helps ensure a truly global scope for the Project’s activities. Our collaboration with the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC - the Bank’s research and data arm) will comprise not just data sharing, but also an exchange of ideas on the technical issues arising in international comparisons of microdata, such as harmonisation of variables and purchasing power parity estimation.
HHB is delighted to announce the new partnership with LIS, the prestigious cross-national data center based in Luxembourg. LIS is home to two databases, the Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS), the largest available database of harmonized microdata, and the Luxembourg Wealth Study Database (LWS), the newer wealth microdatabase. The agreement between the HHB Project and the LIS Center provides for sharing the expertise in practicing the art of data harmonization.