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  • HHB welcomes Bruno Gabriel Witzel de Souza - PhD student at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany - as a HHB Researcher.

    Bruno Gabriel Witzel de Souza holds a BA in Economics from the Universidade de São Paulo and a MA in Development Economics from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, where he is also associate of the Research Training Group 1723 “Globalization and Development”.

    His research is focused on the impacts of immigrants on long-run economic development and comparative history of immigration to Brazil, especially to the state of São Paulo.

  • HHB welcomes Monica Bozzano - Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy - as a HHB Researcher.

    She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pavia and she received her master in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney. Her research interests are in economic growth, economic history, and gender economics. In particular she is interested in the interaction between long-run development and institutions in a historical perspective, with a special focus on gender issues.

    Publications: “Women, Medieval Commerce, and the Education Gender Gap”, with Bertocchi Graziella, Journal of Comparative Economics (Forthcoming); “Family Structure and the Education Gender Gap: Evidence from Italian Provinces”, with Bertocchi Graziella, Special Issue on the Determinants of Gender Gaps, CESifo Economic Studies, 61 (1), March, 2015, 263-300; “Assessing Gender Inequality among Italian Regions: the Italian Gender Gap Index”, Rivista di Politica Economica, CIII:III, I-III, January-March, 2014; “Country Profile: Italy”, with De Luca Sandro and Sassi Maria, European Map of Humanitarian Action, 2014.

  • 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 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).

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