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.
Dr. Newhouse has led the unit's work on tracking the labor market impacts of the financial crisis, and has also contributed to the design of impact evaluations for youth employment programs. He first joined the World Bank in August 2007, based in Jakarta, and co-led the Indonesian Jobs Report. Prior to that, he worked for three years as a consultant in the Poverty and Social Impact Analysis unit of the IMF, and two years in the consumer protection division of the Federal Trade Commission. David holds a PhD from Cornell University, and has published several articles on diverse topics related to education, health, and labor economics. He is also a Research Fellow at IZA since January 2011.
Dr. Pinotti is also a Fellow of the Paolo Baffi Center and a researcher at Dondena. He holds got a Ph.D. in economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2009) and worked at the research department of the Bank of Italy from 2007 to 2011. In 2013 he has been awarded the Franco Modigliani fellowship and a research grant by the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance. He is Associate Editor of the International Review of Law and Economics. His research is mainly focused on applied econometrics, political economics, immigration and economics of crime.