HHB is glad to welcome Dr. Mattia Viale as a new HHB Researcher.
Mattia has just completed a joint PhD program in Economics and Management (University of Verona) and in History (University of Antwerp, Belgium), with a research project on “Consumer behaviour and material living standards in a transition economy: Venice (ca. 1650-1800)”.
Dr. Viale also holds a MA in Historical Sciences from the University of Padua.
HHB welcomes Valeria Pinchera – Associate Professor of Economic History at the University of Pisa – as a new HHB Researcher.
Prof. Pinchera holds a PhD in Modern History from Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, and her research focuses on history of consumption and material culture, economy of art and business history of fashion.
Prof. Lorenzini earned a PhD in Business History at the University of Milan, and also one in Economic History from the University of Verona. Her work researches how credit markets develop in absence of formal institutions, with a special interest on the role of notaries. At present she is working on non-institutional credit in the Republic of Venice and in the Habsburg Monarchy (XVII-XVIII cc.).
In 2016, she published the book Credito e notai. Capitali per l'economia veronese del secondo Seicento (Il Mulino, 2016).
Prof. Piraino’s main fields of interest are labor economics, education, and development. His research focuses broadly on the determinants of socioeconomic disadvantage. He has led a large cross-institutional collaborative work on “Education and Social Protection to Alleviate Poverty,” which involved a consortium of 19 universities around the world (largely from emerging regions).
Nikolay holds a Master in International Relations from Roma Tre University (2015) and one in Sociology from Sapienza University of Rome (2017), where he is currently completing a European PhD in Socio-economic and Statistical Studies.
His research mainly focuses on the interaction between Economics and Sociology in a historical perspective.