Today, the HHB Team based in Rome was delighted by the visit of Prof. Funing Zhong, from the Nanjing Agricultrual University. Professor Zhong is part of an international project between NAU, Cornell University and Tokyo International University, involved in restoring and making publicly available original micro-data from J.L. Buck's pioneering surveys in early 30s-China.
Prof. Vecchi presented HHB to Prof. Zhong, and both agreed on the possibility of mutual convenience in cooperation between the two projects. Prof. Zhong thus agreed in joining the HHB Network of scholars, enriching the team with his expertise in the field of Agricultural Economics and the knowledge of China-specific sources.
Having retired from Harvard in July 2008, Prof. Williamson continues to do research on economic history and the contemporary Third World. Some topics he has explored recently include: the growth and distributional implications of the demographic transition in Asia 1950-2025 and the Atlantic economy 1820-1940; the impact of international migration, capital flows and trade on factor price convergence in the greater Atlantic economy since 1830; the sources of globalization backlash before World War I; the causes of the cessation of convergence during the de-globalization years between 1914 and 1950; analysis of both the sources and consequences of the mass migrations prior to the 1920s and after the 1950s; and the economic implications of 1492.
HHB is delighted to announce that Gianni Toniolo - Research Professor of Economics at Duke University and Professor of History of Globalization at LUISS, Rome - has joined the Advisory Board of the HHB Project.
Professor Toniolo specializes in the field of European economic history in the 19th and 20th Centuries. He is interested in exploring European economic growth, international monetary cooperation, financial history and distribution of welfare and income over the last two centuries. His latest projects include the titles, “A Benevolent Industrial Revolution?” and “The Gold Standard: Commit or Shadow?”. Professor Toniolo is currently continuing his research on the study of industrialization during the “first globalization,” European economic development from 1800-present, post-unification Italy, and the general history of money, central banking, and financial markets and institutions.
Prof. Milanovic is a leading scholar on global income inequality. Before going to the LIS Center, he was Lead Economist in the World Bank's research department. He's author of numerous articles on the global income distribution and in 2011 he has published his last book: The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality.
HHB is delighted to announce that Angus Deaton - Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University - is now part of the HHB Advisory Board.
His main current research areas are health, wellbeing, and economic development. In Britain he has taught at Cambridge University and the University of Bristol. He is a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Econometric Society and, in 1978, was the first recipient of the Society's Frisch Medal. His current research focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty in India and around the world, also maintaining a long-standing interest in the analysis of household surveys.