His research interests ranges over inequality and poverty measurement theory, intergenerational mobility, theory of choice, mechanism design, theory of diversity, generalized convexity, geometric probability, convex geometry, measurement of freedom of choice, modelling individual rights.
His main expertises are in the area of public economics, particularly in the field of distributional analysis, social policy, economics of education, labour economics. His research work has been also published in The World Bank Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Surveys, Mathematical Social Sciences, Social Choice and Welfare, Economica, the Journal of Economic Inequality, Economics of Education Review, the Review of Income and Wealth, Health Economics, The Economics of Transition.
The Report on the Cost of Living in Kingston, Jamaica, was issued in 1940 by the Labour Department. To the best of our knowledge this is the first household survey ever carried out in the country. The data refers to 486 households, all based in the capital city. This was the first of four surveys that were carried out over 15 years, starting from 1939. Check the Monthly Labor Review (1940) for more.
Today, the HHB Database has welcomed a new country: Denmark!
A report from the Danish Statistical Office contains household accounts for a sample of 251 households: 201 are from rural areas, and 50 from the capital city, Copenhagen.
Data refers to the year 1897, and more than 80 different variables provide information on household expenditure and income.
HHB is delighted to announce that Professor Giovanni Federico has decided to join the Advisory Board of the project. Professor Federico is a Professor of Economic History at the University of Pisa. He is also currently President of the European Historical Economics Society. Among his copious academic production, he published an economic history of the silk industry (1997, CUP), and more recently a "monumental" history of agriculture from the 19th century (2008, PUP). Federico also adopted a sample of household budgets in a paper on the mercantilization of italian agriculture (1986, RSE).