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.
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.
She is Director of RECent, a Research Fellow of CEPR and IZA and a member of the scientific council of CHILD. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and held visiting positions at the European University Institute, Royal Holloway, New York University, the Catholic University of Louvain and IGIER-Bocconi. Her recent research has focused on political economy, macroeconomic dynamics, and the interaction between economic growth and institutions in a historical perspective. She has written contributions on the political economy of the welfare state, migration policy, the economics of education, labor market institutions, the impact of colonization, and the economics of information.
He has been a lecturer at the University of Valladolid, and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Davis and the University of Kent. His research interests are the determinants of redistribution, the history of the welfare state, and the economic history of education.
He obtained his PhD at the University of Barcelona, in 2011, with a dissertation titled “Inequality, democracy and the welfare state: A comparative analyses of the determinants of social spending in Spain, 1850-2005”. His research has been published in the Economic History Review, in the European Review of Economic History, and in the Revista de Historia Económica – Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, among others.
Martin Ravallion has been the Director of the Development Research Group at the World Bank — the Bank’s research department. He has held various positions in the Bank since he joined as an Economist in 1988 and he has worked across multiple sectors and in all Bank regions. Prior to joining the Bank, Martin was on the faculty of the Australian National University (ANU). He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), and has taught economics at LSE, Oxford University, the Australian National University, Princeton University and the Paris School of Economics.
Martin’s main research interests over the last 25 years have concerned poverty and policies for fighting it. He is well-known for his work on measuring global poverty and for his work linking economic policies to the welfare of poor people, including the evaluation of anti-poverty programs. He has advised numerous governments and international agencies on these topics, and he has written extensively on them, including four books and over 200 papers in scholarly journals and edited volumes. Martin currently serves on the Editorial Boards of ten economics journals, is a Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development and a Founding Council Member of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality. In 2011 he received the John Kenneth Galbraith Award of America’s Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.