• HHB is delighted to announce that Professor Jane Humphries has decided to join the Advisory Board of the project. Professor Humphries is a fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford, where she teaches Economic History. She is also currently Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and member of the editorial boards of many other journals, such as Gender, Work and Organization and Explorations in Economic History. She has published widely on child labour during the British Industrial Revolution and on the role of gender and family in modern economic history - including a cornerstone paper on british household budgets (with Sara Horrell).

  • HHB is delighted to announce the affiliation to the Project of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Researchers of the UAB Unit of Economic History, headed by Prof. Josep Pujol Andreu (Scientific Coordinator of the research project "Standard of Living, Health and Food: Spain, 19th-20th centuries"), will indeed share with the rest of HHB Network their outstanding knowledge of Iberian economic history. Prof. Emanuele Felice will be the reference person for the partnership: welcome on board!

  • Nguyen Hoang Long (bottom left) with the HHB Team based in Rome: Stefano Chianese (top left), Giacomo Gabbuti (top right) and Federica Di Battista (bottom right)

    Yesterday, the HHB Team said goodbye to its first intern, Nguyen Hoang Long. Long, after a one-month internship at the HHB Headquarters at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", is about to complete the master MESCI with a thesis on Japanese wellbeing and income inequality. It was a pleasure to work with him, and we hope he'll be able to continue his research activity in the HHB Network.

    «As a young researcher, doing an internship at HHB project is a great opportunity for me to get involved in a dynamic academic environment, gain experience in researching and expand knowledge in a specific field under the supervision of senior investigators and supports from other colleagues. The wide coverage of HHB in terms of geography allows a researcher to have high flexibility in choosing a country of research interest in which the researcher wishes to explore undiscovered stories and interesting facts about family budget, poverty and inequality throughout a long course of history. In addition, during the internship period, I was also assigned tasks related to other project activities, which helps me understand better how a research project operates».

    See you soon, Long!

  • Today, the HHB Team based in Rome was delighted by the visit of Prof. Funing Zhong, from the Nanjing Agricultrual University. Professor Zhong is part of an international project between NAU, Cornell University and Tokyo International University, involved in restoring and making publicly available original micro-data from J.L. Buck's pioneering surveys in early 30s-China.

    Prof. Vecchi presented HHB to Prof. Zhong, and both agreed on the possibility of mutual convenience in cooperation between the two projects. Prof. Zhong thus agreed in joining the HHB Network of scholars, enriching the team with his expertise in the field of Agricultural Economics and the knowledge of China-specific sources.

  • HHB is delighted to welcome Jeffrey Gale Williamson - Laird Bell Professor of Economics, emeritus, at Harvard University - as a HHB Advisors.

    Having retired from Harvard in July 2008, Prof. Williamson continues to do research on economic history and the contemporary Third World. Some topics he has explored recently include: the growth and distributional implications of the demographic transition in Asia 1950-2025 and the Atlantic economy 1820-1940; the impact of international migration, capital flows and trade on factor price convergence in the greater Atlantic economy since 1830; the sources of globalization backlash before World War I; the causes of the cessation of convergence during the de-globalization years between 1914 and 1950; analysis of both the sources and consequences of the mass migrations prior to the 1920s and after the 1950s; and the economic implications of 1492.

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