HHB welcomes Matteo Gomellini - Economist at the Bank of Italy in the Directorate of Structural Economic Analysis, Division of Economic history and historical archives - as a HHB Fellow.
He holds a PhD in Economic Sciences from the University of Rome La Sapienza. His main research interests are related to the economic history of Italy. In particular, his studies are focused on the following topics: international and internal migration, international trade, industrial location and the evolution of regional divides, the economics of Italian cities. Lately he started working on the impact of railroads on economic growth.
His research interests are in the areas of poverty, food security, agriculture and rural development, as well as data collection methods and measurement issues. As part of the LSMS activities, Dr. Carletto is also coordinating a large methodological research program on the improvement of productivity measurement in agriculture, as well as a new research program on poverty and food security measurement. He has previously worked for various UN agencies and for the International Food Policy Research Institute.
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.