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.
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.