He holds a PhD from the University of Sussex (1996), with a thesis focusing on poverty and public policy and structural adjustment policy in Pakistan.
Dr. Anwar has a wide-ranging 32 years teaching and research experience in national and international institutions such as the UNDP, along with international consulting experience with entities such as ADB and the World Bank in the areas of public policy, economic growth, poverty, income distribution, and microfinance.
The first serious work on personal income distribution in Pakistan was undertaken using family expenditure survey data for the years 1963/64. Prof. Naseem was there, among the core set of scholars who pioneered the estimation of poverty and inequality in Pakistan.
After more than five decades of research, Prof. Naseem is still contributing to the literature. HHB is proud to welcome Prof. Naseem, and looks forward to benefitting from his expertise.
HHB is glad to welcome Luis Bértola – Full Professor of Economic and Social History at the Department of Social Sciences of the Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay) – as a new HHB Researcher.
His main research topics are comparative long-run development, inequality, and living standards, with a focus on Latin America. Prof. Bértola is the coordinator of MOxLAD (Montevideo-Oxford Latin America Economic History Database), and is also member of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), of the Instituto Figuerola (Madrid), and of the Advisory Board of the Maddison Project.
HHB is glad to welcome Cristina Borderías – Associate Professor of Modern History at the University of Barcelona – as a new HHB Researcher.
Dr. Borderías directs the Research Excellence Group “History of Labour: Work, Institutions and Gender” at the University of Barcelona. Specialist in the social history of women, she has written and directed research on the Catalan labor market, and on female and child labor in the 19th and 20th century.
She holds a PhD in History of Economic Thought from the University of Macerata (Italy) and she currently collaborates with Minerva – Laboratory on Gender Diversity and Gender Inequality.
Her research interests extend to social and financial inclusion in a gender perspective, but also cover gender gaps in academia, in particular in economics. She worked on women’s empowerment, financial literacy and microfinance.
She is one of the coordinators of the Working Group on Gender Economics for the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). She is member of the Gender Equality Committee of the Italian Economic Association (SIE) and of the executive committee of STOREP (Italian Association for the History of Political Economy).