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  • HHB welcomes Daniel Hoyer - post-doctoral researcher at the Evolution Institute and the University of Oxford - among the HHB Fellows.

    Dan received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2014 with a dissertation entitled Buying a Province, Building an Empire: Money, Markets, and Growth in Roman Africa from Augustus to Aurelian on the economic and financial development of the western Roman Empire. He currently holds a postdoctoral position working with Dr. Peter Turchin on the Deep Roots of the Modern World, part of the SESHAT: Global History Databank Project, a large-scale, interdisciplinary and comparative project hosted by the Evolution Institute and the University of Oxford. His postdoctoral work focuses on determining the institutional features and structures which underpin economic performance and the provision of public goods in these different places and times.

  • HHB welcomes Jan Luiten van Zanden - professor of Global Economic History at Utrecht University, Netherlands - among the members of the HHB Advisory Board.

    Jan Luiten van Zanden studied history and economics at the Free University. In 1985 he completed his PhD thesis on Dutch agriculture in the nineteenth century. In 1987 he was appointed professor at the Free University, and in 1992 he received a similar appointment at Utrecht University. At present, Jan Luiten van Zanden is professor in economic history at Utrecht University and senior researcher at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. He has published widely about economic development in Western Europe and Indonesia. In 2003 he was awarded the Spinoza-premium, the highest distinction in the academic world of the Netherlands.

    In 1998 Van Zanden was elected general secretary by the International Economic History Association, the most important organization of economic historians world-wide. In 1997 he was appointed a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Prof. Giovanni Vecchi has presented the HHB Project at the World Economic History Congress. The congress, focused on the theme of Diversity in Development, has been hosted in Kyoto on August 3-7.

    The presentation has taken place on August 5, during the session Global well-being and economic development: perspectives from the Clio Infra project, coordinated by Prof. Jan Luiten Van Zanden (Utrecht University) and Dr. Jutta Bolt (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen).

  • HHB welcomes Federico Giammusso - General Manager at MEF, the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance - as a HHB Fellow.

    Federico is currenty advisor of the Minister Padoan on macroeconomic and international economic issues. He had previously worked at OECD and at the Italian Treasury Department.

  • HHB welcomes Patrizia Tumbarello - Unit Chief of the Small States Unit in the Asia and Pacific Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - as a HHB Fellow.

    At the IMF, Patrizia has led work on the Pacific Island economies and other small states. She has also worked on Australia, Vietnam, Albania, Moldova, Algeria, and Morocco. Prior to working in the Asia and Pacific Department, she spent time in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review and Middle East and Central Asia Departments of the IMF focusing on emerging marks and economies in transition.

    Patrizia’s research interests and publications have focused on studies on enhancing macroeconomic resilience to natural disasters and climate change, on fiscal frameworks, trade, corporate and banks’ vulnerabilities. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Rome Tor Vergata. She did part of her graduate studies at Harvard. She holds an M.A. in Economics from Coripe, Turin. She has a Laura Degree from University of Rome, la Sapienza.

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