After working at the Development Research Group of the World Bank, from 2001 to 2005, Sara served as an Economist to the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Her research covers several topics in development economics and rural development and agriculture, and in particular agriculture efficiency and productivity analysis.
HHB welcomes Professor Francesco Devicienti from the University of Turin as a HHB Project Fellow. Professor Devicienti also holds appointments as an Affiliate of the Collegio Carlo Alberto and a Research Fellow at IZA. He has previously worked as a consultant for the World Bank, ILO and the Italian Commission on Poverty and Social Exclusion.
His main areas of research are in labor economics, income distribution and poverty and applied microeconometrics.
HHB welcomes Professor Leo Ferraris from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" as a HHB Project Fellow. Leo Ferraris is currently Montalcini researcher at the Dipartimento di Economia, Diritto e Istituzioni, University of Rome, Tor Vergata. His main research interest are in the pure theory of money and the theory of voting.
Between 2005 and 2011, he has held a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of the University of Madrid, Carlos III. In 2011, he has been given tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. Later that year, he has moved to Rome and joined the Economics Department, where he has been ever since.
HHB is delighted to announce that Professor Mariacristina Rossi accepted to join the HHB Project Fellows. Professor Rossi is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Turin, and a Research Affiliate of CeRP, Collegio Carlo Alberto and Netspar fellow. She previously worked as a consultant for ILO, UNICEF, UCW (Undertanding Children's Work) and the World Bank.
Her research interests cover the household decisions on consumption/saving over the life cycle, precautionary saving, portfolio decision and poverty analysis. She is also author, with G. Vecchi and L. Latino the chapter on Vulnerability in G. Vecchi (Ed.), For Richer and for Poorer: Well-being in Italy from Unification to the Present Day (1861-2011), OUP, forthcoming.
His research interests ranges over inequality and poverty measurement theory, intergenerational mobility, theory of choice, mechanism design, theory of diversity, generalized convexity, geometric probability, convex geometry, measurement of freedom of choice, modelling individual rights.