HHB is delighted to announce that Gianni Toniolo - Research Professor of Economics at Duke University and Professor of History of Globalization at LUISS, Rome - has joined the Advisory Board of the HHB Project.
Professor Toniolo specializes in the field of European economic history in the 19th and 20th Centuries. He is interested in exploring European economic growth, international monetary cooperation, financial history and distribution of welfare and income over the last two centuries. His latest projects include the titles, “A Benevolent Industrial Revolution?” and “The Gold Standard: Commit or Shadow?”. Professor Toniolo is currently continuing his research on the study of industrialization during the “first globalization,” European economic development from 1800-present, post-unification Italy, and the general history of money, central banking, and financial markets and institutions.
Prof. Milanovic is a leading scholar on global income inequality. Before going to the LIS Center, he was Lead Economist in the World Bank's research department. He's author of numerous articles on the global income distribution and in 2011 he has published his last book: The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality.
HHB is delighted to announce that Angus Deaton - Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University - is now part of the HHB Advisory Board.
His main current research areas are health, wellbeing, and economic development. In Britain he has taught at Cambridge University and the University of Bristol. He is a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Econometric Society and, in 1978, was the first recipient of the Society's Frisch Medal. His current research focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty in India and around the world, also maintaining a long-standing interest in the analysis of household surveys.
HHB welcomes Andrea Brandolini - Head of the Statistical Analysis Directorate of the Bank of Italy - as a HHB Advisor.
He was the Italian representative in the Luxembourg Income Study, where he sat in the Executive Board (1997-2009) and directed with Timothy M. Smeeding the Luxembourg Wealth Study, a pilot project aimed at constructing a harmonised cross-national database of micro information on household wealth (2004-07). He is a member of the World Bank Commission on Global Poverty (since 2015).
He has published papers on the analysis of poverty and income and wealth distribution, the measurement of well-being, issues in labour economics, and the history of economic thought. He co-edited, with S.P. Jenkins, J. Micklewright and B. Nolan, The Great Recession and the Distribution of Household Income (OUP, 2013). He is a founder of the Italian demography website www.neodemos.info.
Prof. Atkinson is particularly concerned with issues of social justice and the design of public policy. He has been writing on economics since the 1960s, when his first book was on poverty in Britain and his second on the unequal distribution of wealth. He is currently working on top incomes, contributing to the World Top Incomes Database, and on monitoring rising inequality across the world. Together with Joe Stiglitz, he wrote Lectures in Public Economics, and today he is developing research on global public economics.