• HHB welcomes Riccardo Gatto - statistical officer at the European Commission, EUROSTAT- as a HHB Fellow.

    Riccardo received a BSc in Statistics and Economics from the Rome University La Sapienza, an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from the Southampton University and a PhD in Economic Sciences from the University of Rome La Sapienza. He taught at the Rome University and worked at the Italian Statistical Office, at the International Labour Office (the United Nation agency on Labour devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights).
    His current research interests covers labour economics, time series analysis and applied econometrics

  • HHB welcomes Ramani Gunatilaka and Dilhanie Deepawansa as HHB Researchers.

    Ramani works as an independent consultant in Sri Lanka and the region. She is also member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo and a Director of the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Sri Lanka. She holds a BSc in economics from University College London, an MSc in development economics from the University of Oxford, and a doctorate in applied econometrics from Monash University. She has published internationally in the areas of income distribution, labour markets and subjective well-being.

    Dilhanie is a statistician at the Sample Survey Division, Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka, and PhD Student at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.

  • The Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar, annual event organized by Fondazione Economia and the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", started in 1989 as an international network addressing the development and growth economic issues.

    This year, the seminar will be devoted to “Capitalism in the 21st Century. Stagnation versus Growth in Europe?”.

    On June 23rd, the program will include a session on the Historical Household Budgets (HHB) Project, chaired by Prof. Giovanni Vecchi.

  • HHB welcomes Pablo Astorga - Research Fellow at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) and Senior Economist at Oxford Economics - as a HHB Researcher.

    Pablo is an economist with considerable academic and market-oriented experience in the analysis of developing countries. During recent years Pablo has combined rigorous academic research activity with project-management assignments. Recently he has been working on issues of inequality, economic growth, productivity, and real exchange rates in Latin America and in the creation of an economic history database for the region (MOxLAD). This research has been published in Journal of Development Economics and The Economic History Review among others. Regarding qualifications, Pablo has a D.Phil. in Economics and a M.Sc. in Development Economics from the University of Oxford. He also has an MBA from IESA, Venezuela.

  • HHB welcomes Alessandro Tarozzi - Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Business at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) - as a HHB Fellow.

    Alessandro is a development economist with a PhD from Princeton (2002) and a keen interest in the links between economic development and health. In his research, he has dealed with the extent and trends of child malnutrition in India during the last decades, limitations of commonly used approached in small area statistics, the welfare impact in LDCs of trade policies adopted by richer trade partners, adopting a broad set of methodologies, including randomized controlled trials (RCTs), quasi-experimental methods and structural estimation. The results has been published in high-ranked journals in Economics as well as Demography, Statistics, Environmental Sciences and Tropical Medicine.

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