HHB welcomes Marco Mira d'Ercole - Head of the Division for Household Statistics and Progress Measurement in the Statistics Directorate of the OECD - as a HHB Fellow.
He has worked on measures of well-being, income distribution and various aspects of social policies He was editor of the 2010 edition of the OECD Factbook and of the 2005 and 2007 editions of Society at a Glance and was among the main contributors of the OECD report Growing Unequal?, 2008. He has been one of the “rapporteurs” of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress established by President Sarkozy in early 2008 and one of the contributors of the 2011 Canberra Group Handbook on Household Income Statistics. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Modena and a MPhil from Oxford University and has also spent two years at the International Monetary Fund.
She holds a BA in Statistics and Economics and a PhD in Quantitative methods in social sciences from the Sapienza University. Her main interests are income distribution, inequality, poverty, and polarization, nonparametric estimation and mixture models, missing data and multilevel models. She is also member of the Applied Statistics Center.
He holds a BA in Statistics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome, and a MSc in Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick (UK). His research interests focus on the analysis of inequality, poverty, income mobility and polarization, mainly through the application of data mining, statistics, and modelling. He has explored the presence and implications of convergence clubs in the field of economic growth and has made several contributions to life satisfaction measurement and to the analysis of individual preferences for redistribution through hierarchical models, working also on time series analysis. He has also served as expert in the Advisory Committee on Statistics for the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
HHB is delighted to announce a research accord with the Bank of Italy. The agreement signed by the Bank’s governor Dr. Ignazio Visco provides for data sharing between the Project and the Bank, which has been collecting Italian household budgets since the mid-1960s. The Bank will also offer support for HHB research and take a role in the Project’s Advisory Board.
He is a graduate of University College Dublin and Columbia University and has published widely on many aspects of Irish, US, and Jewish economic history. He is the author of Ireland: A New Economic History (Oxford UP 1994), Black ’47 and Beyond (Princeton UP 1999), Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce (Princeton UP 1999) and has also edited or co-edited several books, including Famine Demography (with Tim Dyson, Oxford UP, 2002) and When the Potato Failed (with Richard Paping and Eric Vanhaute, Brepols 2007). He has just completed a global history of famine (forthcoming from Princeton UP). He has also published widely in leading economics, economic history, and demography journals. He has served on the editorial board of several professional journals, and is currently co-editor of the European Review of Economic History.