HHB is glad to welcome Vasco Molini - Senior Economist at the World Bank - as a new HHB Researcher.
He focuses on policy analysis and research in development issues and has worked in Sub Saharan Africa and Maghreb region. His recent research agenda focuses on understanding the long-term determinants of inequality and polarization in Sub Saharan Africa.
HHB is delighted to learn that Prof. Federico Belotti - co-Investigator of the HHB project and researcher at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - has been awarded the 2018 Editors' Prize of the Stata Journal, rewarding contributions to the Stata community in respect of one or more outstanding papers published in the Stata Journal in the previous three calendar years.
Federico's research interests focus on microeconometric methods with applications in health, production, and spatial economics, while his methodological econometric work has been most recently on the analysis of panel data and has appeared in the Journal of Econometrics.
To read more about Federico Belotti's contributions to the Stata community, follow the link: https://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=gn0077
Prof. Blondé holds a PhD in Economic History (KU Leuven) and his research interests include the history of economic growth and social inequality, transportation and urbanisation, material culture and consumption of the early modern Netherlands (15th-19th century). He also studies retail developments and pre-industrial consumption inequalities.
Bruno Blondé is the founder of the Centre for Urban History (CSG) at the University of Antwerp which analyses urban societies, structures and processes in historical perspective. In 2018, he co-authored and co-edited the book "City and Society in the Low Countries, 1100-1800” (CUP).
HHB is glad to welcome Johan Fourie – Associate professor at Stellenbosch University – as a new HHB Researcher.
Prof. Fourie holds a PhD in Economic History (Utrecht University). His research is aimed at investigating the long-run, structural changes in societies and the factors that cause growth with a continued interest in South African economic history.
He is a coordinator of the Laboratory for the Economics of Africa’s Past (LEAP, Stellenbosch University), founding member of the African Economic History Network and co-editor of the Society’s journal, Economic History of Developing Regions.
HHB is glad to welcome Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk – Associate Professor at Utrecht University – as a new HHB Researcher.
Elise holds a PhD in Economic and Social History (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/IISH). She is specialized in the history of labour relations, notably women’s and children’s work and published in several leading economic and social history journals, such as the Economic History Review, Feminist Economics, and the International Review of Social History.
She has directed several comparative labour history projects, on the history of textile workers, child labour, domestic workers, and sex workers. In 2017 she was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant to study the role of household labour and consumption in the relocation of textile production across the world since ca 1750.