Next Monday, December 21st, the HHB Team will launch the series of seminars that will accompany all the stages of the project. The first in the series will see an internal discussion on some research works based on household budgets data, soon part of the HHBD currently under construction.
h09.40: Opening remarks;
h09.45: Immigration and Poverty in Fascist Rome, 1926-1933 - Stefano Chianese, PhD;
h10.30: Scared to be poor: poverty and vulnerability in the UK at the rise of the 20th century - Federica Di Battista, PhD;
h11.15: COFFEE BREAK;
h11.30: Inequality and poverty in the US since the 1870s - Giulia Mancini, MSc;
h11.45: Living conditions in Spain, 1840-1919: evidence from a standard budgets database - Francesco Olivanti, BA;
HHB welcomes Marcello D'Amato - Professor of Economic policy at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Salerno, Italy - as a HHB Fellow.
After a PhD in Economics in Salerno, he specialized in Development Economics (CSREAM, Federico II) and in Economics from the University of Warwick. He has studied and taught in Spain (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), USA (Boston University) and Colombia (Universidad Catolica de Bogota). He is Director of CELPE, member of the Scientific Committee of CSEF and of the Executive Board of the Italian Development Economists Association (SITES). His research is focused on the analysis of pensions, education and human capital, Central Banks, growth and income distribution.
HHB welcomes Tullio Jappelli - Professor of Economics at the University of Naples Federico II - as a HHB Fellow. He holds a PhD in economics from Boston College and is also CEPR Research Fellow. Prof. Jappelli has worked as researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, MIT and Princeton University and also on research projects of the NBER, the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, the CEPR, the Bank of France and the Bank of Italy. His research focuses mainly on saving decisions, household portfolio choices and banking economy.
HHB welcomes Daniel Waldenström - Professor of Economics at Uppsala University - as a HHB Fellow. He holds two PhDs, one in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics (2003) and one in Economic History, from Lund University (2009).
His research focuses on the long run evolution of wealth, income, inequality and taxation, especially relating to Swedish economic history, and is currently coordinating the Swedish National Wealth Database (SNWD) project. He is author (with Jesper Roine) of the chapter “Long run trends in the distribution of income and wealth”, in A.B. Atkinson & F. Bourguignon (Eds.), Handbook in Income Distribution, 2015. He is also Research Fellow in the Centre for Economic Policy Research and columnist for the online blog www.ekonomistas.se.
Her research interests are in the general area of poverty, vulnerability, gender and public policy, encompassing social protection, safety nets and impact evaluation. Much of her recent past research has been on Vietnam, South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. She holds a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph. D. in economics from the Australian National University, and began her career at the Bank as a member of the core team that produced the 1990 World Development Report on Poverty.