HHB welcomes Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna - professor in the Department of Demography and Statistics, University of Padova, Italy - as a HHB Fellow.
Starting from 1988, his research activity is focused mainly on families and on marital and reproductive behavior in developed countries, using different quantitative methods, dealing with both individual and territorial data and adopting both a descriptive and an interpretative approach. He is also expert in historical demography, mainly involving the Italian population during the Middle Ages and the population of Veneto during the 19th century.
During the period 2007-08 he was official consultant for Demography of the Italian Ministry for Family Policies and, in this position, he represented Italy in the European Commission for Demographic Issues. In February 2013 he has been elected to the Senate of the Italian Republic.
HHB welcomes Giovanni D'Alessio - economist at the Economic and Financial Statistics Department of the Bank of Italy, Roma - as a HHB Fellow. Dr. D'Alessio has frequently published on the themes of household economics, income and wealth surveys, inequality and statistical methods.
He studied at the University of Siena, where he graduated in Statistics and Economics in 1984. He is currently member of the Statistical Committee of the European Central Bank and of the Committee for monetary, banking and balance of payments statistics of the European Union. He is also author of several essays on the issues of the distribution of income and wealth and of territorial economics.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences motivated the choice as follows: “to design economic policy that promotes welfare and reduces poverty, we must first understand individual consumption choices. More than anyone else, Angus Deaton has enhanced this understanding. By linking detailed individual choices and aggregate outcomes, his research has helped transform the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and development economics.”
Prof. Deaton is a member of the Advisory Board of the HHB project. The HHB community is loudly applauding.
Prof. Granaglia holds a BA in Government and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and is currently member of the Human Development and Capability Association and of the Italian Società di Economia Pubblica and Società degli Economisti. Her main interests concern the issues of resources distribution, social justice and efficiency, public-private partnerships, levels of government and policies against poverty and health.