Manfredi received a PhD in History from the University of Florence, with a thesis on "La scoperta dei disoccupati" ("The discovery of the unemployed"), awarded as best PhD Dissertation, and published by Florence University Press.
Manfredi's research interests cover Labour History and the History of Statistics and of Statistical Agencies. As a researcher at the Italian National Statistical Insitute, he broadened his expertise on Italian historical sources on unemployment.
Sakari Saaritsa is an economic and social historian working on topics related to development, poverty, welfare and human capital. His research interests include social inequality, private and public investments into health and education, intrahousehold resource allocation, historical indicators of well-being and human development, relationships between economic growth and human resources development, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral dialogue between development policy, development economics and development history, labour history, and relevant research methods and sources, such as microeconometrics, demographics, anthropometrics, household budgets and oral histories.
Sakari is currently working on the Academy of Finland research project "Counteracting Amnesia in Development: Studies from the Periphery", directed by Juhani Koponen (University of Helsinki).
Andrea Colli is Professor of Economic History at the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan.
His research interests range from the history of Italian business enterprises, to small and medium-sized enterprises, to the role played by foreign direct investments in the course of the Italian industrialization process.
He has published several articles in the main business history journals. With Michelangelo Vasta he has edited and published, in 2010, Forms of Enterprises in 20th Century Italy. Boundaries, Structures and Strategies, Elgar. With Abe de Jong and Martin Iversen, Mapping the European Corporations: Strategies, Structures, Ownership and Performance, Routledge 2011 and with Franco Amatori has written Business History: Complexities and Comparisons, Routledge 2011.
Pasquale Scaramozzino is a Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London, and at Università di Roma Tor Vergata. He received a BSc in Statistics and Economics from Università di Roma La Sapienza, and an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has taught at the University of Bristol and at University College London. His current research interests covers development economics, applied econometrics and finance.
Maria Edo is a PhD student at Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires. Her research interests cover topics related to welfare measurement, poverty analysis and social programs’ evaluation. She is currently focused on analyzing the course of argentine’s middle class over the last two decades. She has also participated in several World Bank projects connected with her research interests dealing with different countries around the world (Iraq, Argentina, Bolivia, etc). Maria is the first latin-american researcher to join HHB: bienvenida Maria!