The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences motivated the choice as follows: “to design economic policy that promotes welfare and reduces poverty, we must first understand individual consumption choices. More than anyone else, Angus Deaton has enhanced this understanding. By linking detailed individual choices and aggregate outcomes, his research has helped transform the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and development economics.”
Prof. Deaton is a member of the Advisory Board of the HHB project. The HHB community is loudly applauding.
Prof. Granaglia holds a BA in Government and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and is currently member of the Human Development and Capability Association and of the Italian Società di Economia Pubblica and Società degli Economisti. Her main interests concern the issues of resources distribution, social justice and efficiency, public-private partnerships, levels of government and policies against poverty and health.
HHB welcomes Maurizio Franzini - Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" - as a HHB Fellow.
He is Director of the PhD School of Economics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza"; director of CIRET, The Interuniversity Research Center "Ezio Tarantelli"; Director of the online journal Menabò di Etica e Economia; coordinator of the Research Area "Economy-Environment Interaction" of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.
His current research interests include inequality and redistribution in advanced countries, economic institutions and well-being, cooperation and reciprocity, environmental policies.
HHB welcomes Tindara Addabbo - Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy - as a HHB Fellow.
Prof. Addabbo is member of CAPP (Centre for the Analysis of Public Policies), RECent (Center for Economic Research), of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Marco Biagi, of the European Gender Budgeting Network and of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research. She publishes in the areas of the gender impact of public and social policies, measurement of well-being in the capability approach, time allocation, employment and wage discrimination by gender, income distribution and quality of work.
Amongst other publications and essays, she has coedited "Gender Inequalities, Households and the Production of Well-Being in Modern Europe", (with M.P. Arrizabalaga, C. Borderías and A. Owens), II volume in "Gender and Well Being" series, 2010, and has recently published "Gender differences in Italian children’s capabilities" (coauthors M. L. Di Tommaso, A. Maccagnan) Feminist Economics, 2014.
Each year The British Academy makes a small number of awards to scholars in the social sciences and humanities whose work has been of special note. Today the Academy has announced the winners of the 2015 edition.
Dr. Brian A'Hearn (HHB Co-Investigator, Fellow and Tutor in Economics at the Pembroke College, University of Oxford) has been awarded with the Serena Medal for Italian Economics, for his reputation in, and contribution to the study of Italian economic history.
Dr. A’Hearn has made a number of contributions to understanding Italian economic development in the long run, especially in its regional aspects. These have ranged widely and include the location of the cotton textile industry, the health of Italian children as revealed by their adult statures, the role of cooperative banks in regional economies, and the ways in which Italy’s external trade affected its internal economic geography. Among his current projects are a studies of cognitive ability measured by the accuracy of self-reported ages, the politics of local primary school provision, and a comparison of poverty in Italy and in Edwardian Britain as estimated from household budgets.
The Serena Medal was endowed by Mr. Arthur Serena after Great Britain's alliance with Italy in the First World War, to be awarded annually ‘for eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, literature, art or economics'.
Click here to see the full list of the 2015 award winners on The British Academy website.