• 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.

  • 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.

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