• The HHB Project is enriched by a new source that investigates the economic conditions and food consumption of more than 4,000 Jewish households in Palestine, 1942-43 and 1946.


    Sarah Bavly (1900-1993), a Dutch-born nutritionist, authored "Family food consumption in Palestine, a comparison of consumption by the Jewish urban population in 1943 and 1946, and a study of methods conducive to improvement of food selection", published in 1949 and reporting mainly aggregate data.


    The HHB team is now faced with the challenge to retrieve the family-level records underlying this publication. In case you can help, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

  • HHB welcomes Lucia Latino - researcher at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and consultant for the UN World Food Programme - as a HHB Researcher.

    She is an economist and market analyst and holds a PhD in International Economics. She focused her doctoral research on the evolution of vulnerability to poverty in Italy and the estimation of the prevalence of undernourishment.

  • Last week, Prof. Brian A'Hearn and Prof. Giovanni Vecchi have presented the HHB project at the 11th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), held in Valencia from March 30 to April 2, 2016, within the meeting on "Household Budgets and Living Standards during the Nineteenth- and Early-twentieth Centuries" (see the entire programme here).

    The ESSHC is organized by the International Institute of Social History (IISH), and its aim is to bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The conference is characterized by a lively, small group exchange, rather than in formal plenary sessions, organized in many networks covering specific topics. It welcomes papers and sessions on any historical topic and any historical period. Read more about the ESSHC and its conferences.

  • HHB welcomes Paul Segal - Senior Lecturer in Economics at the King's College London - as a new HHB Researcher.
    He is an economist with wide-ranging interests, working on global inequality and poverty; on the economics of resource-rich countries, with a focus on the question of who benefits from resource revenues; and on the economic history of Argentina. He has extensive teaching experience, particularly in economic development and macroeconomics.

    After his DPhil at Nuffield CollegeOxford, he has been a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sussex and a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where he continues to hold a position as Visiting Senior Research Fellow. Prior to his doctoral studies he was a Research Fellow at Harvard University working on global inequality, and a Consultant Economist at the UNDP as part of the core team writing the Human Development Report 2002.

  • HHB welcomes Gianni De Fraja - Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham and Professor of Public Economics (part time) at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” - as a new HHB Fellow.

    Prof. De Fraja took his doctorate at Siena with a thesis on Game Theory, before going to England to attend Linacre CollegeOxford. His research interests are in the areas of Public economics, Economics of education, Regulation, and Game Theory. He has published papers in, among others, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of Political Economy, and Oxford Economic Papers. Before teaching at the University of Nottingham, he has taken up academic positions in the universities of LeicesterBristol and York, and has also been on academic trips to Tokyo, Bonn and Barcelona. Prof. De Fraja is also a Research Fellow at CEPR.

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