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  • HHB welcomes Jordi Guilera - Postdoctoral researcher at the University Rovira i Virgili - as a HHB Researcher.

    Dr. Guilera holds an Agricultural Technical Engineering (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 2000), a BA in Economics (University of Barcelona, 2004) and a PhD in Economic History (University of Barcelona, 2014), with a dissertation on Income inequality in historical perspective, Portugal (1890-2006).

    He has several publications on Portuguese historical inequality: "The evolution of top income and wealth shares in Portugal since 1936", Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History (2010); “Regional Incomes in Portugal: Industrialisation, Integration and Inequality, 1890-1980”, Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History (2012, with Marc Badia-Miró and Pedro Lains); “Wage inequality in a developing open economy: Portugal, 1944-1984”, Scandinavian Economic History Review (2013, with Pedro Lains and Ester Gomes).

  • HHB welcomes Daniele Checchi - Professor of Labor Economics at the University of Milan - joins HHB Fellows.

    He has worked as an economic advisor for the Unions in the period 1978-88, and later participated in several studies on decentralized negotiations. He deals with Trade union behavior and Economics of Education. He was a member of the Government Commission for the reorganization of school cycles (July 2000).

    Prof. Checchi holds a BA in Economics and Social Sciences (Bocconi University, 1982), a MSc in Economics (London School of Economics, 1985) and a PhD in Economics (MIUR, 1987).

  • HHB welcomes Kyoji Fukao - Professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, as well as a Program Director and Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) - joins HHB Researchers.

    Other positions include: Vice-Chairperson of the Working Party on Industry Analysis (WPIA), OECD; Member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Historical Economics Society (AHES); External Research Associate at the Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), Warwick University.

    He has published widely on productivity, international economics, economic history, and related topics in journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Income and Wealth, Explorations in Economic History, and Economica. In addition, he is the author of Japan’s Economy and the Two Lost Decades (Nikkei Publishing Inc., in Japanese) and, with Tsutomu Miyagawa, the editor of Productivity and Japan’s Economic Growth: Industry-Level and Firm-Level Studies Based on the JIP Database (University of Tokyo Press, in Japanese).

  • HHB welcomes Jørgen Modalsli - Researcher at Statistics Norway - as a HHB Researchers.

    He holds a BA in Economics and History (2003), a MPhil in Economics (Thesis: Is Fiscal Policy Keynesian? Fiscal Policy in Western Countries: an empirical study, 2005) and a PhD in Economics (Thesis: Growing unequal? Essays on inequality, economic growth and development, 2009) from the University of Oslo.

    His main research interest are inequality and economic growth in the long run. Publications: Inequality in the very long run: inferring inequality from data on social groups, Journal of Economic Inequality 13(2), 2015; Estimating occupational mobility with covariates, Economics Letters 133, 2015.

  • HHB welcomes Erwin Tiongson - Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration Chair, International Development (Georgetown University) and Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Management - as a HHB Fellow.

    Erwin R. Tiongson is a Senior Economist for the World Bank in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region and where he works on issues related to labor markets, enterprise activity, and migration. He is also a core team member of ECA’s Migration and Remittances Peer-Assisted Learning (MIRPAL) network, an international forum for discussing migration policies and practice.

    He is the author or co-author of numerous publication, including three World Bank books, Back to Work: Growing with Jobs in Europe and Central Asia; The Crisis Hits Home: Stress Testing Households in Europe and Central Asia; and Growth, Poverty and Inequality: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in Economics from The George Washington University, an M.P.P. from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Economics from Fordham University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University.

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