Office hours Prof. Cornia, 15 Sept - 15 December 2016
Every Thursday, h. 16-18
/ Orario ricevimento Prof. Cornia secondo semestre a.a. 2016-17Dal 15 settembre al 15 dicembre 2016 il ricevimento studenti ha luogo giovedì dalle 16.00 alle 18.00.
Gli studenti sono comunque invitati a consultare preventivamente la lavagna elettronici in cui verranno segnalati eventuali mutamenti dell'orario di ricevimento dovuti a missioni del docente. Questi verranno tempestivamente comunicati sugli avvisi elettronici e sulla porta dell'Ufficio del docente (D6, 2-55).
Il Prof. Giovanni Andrea Cornia ha conseguito una laurea in Economia nel 1970 e una seconda laurea in Statistica nel 1975, entrambe presso l'Università di Bologna, ed ha seguito un corso di Econometria presso il MIT. Dal Novembre 2000 è Professore Ordinario presso l'Università di Firenze. Dal 1972 al 1974 ha lavorato presso il Centro Studi Macroeconomici della FIAT a Torino. Prima di diventare, nel 1981, Chief Economist dell'UNICEF a New York, ha ricoperto incarichi di ricerca di varia durata presso l'UNECE (Ginevra), la CEPAL (Santiago del Cile) e l'UNCTAD (Ginevra). Dal 1989 al 1995 è stato Direttore del Programma di Ricerca sulle Politiche Economiche e Sociali presso l'International Research Centre, il centro mondiale di ricerca dell'UNICEF situato a Firenze. Dall'agosto 1995 al gennaio 2000 è stato direttore del WIDER, la quinta think-thank e centro di ricerca mondiale sui problemi dello sviluppo che fa parte dell'United Nations University con sede a Helsinki.
Cornia ha tenuto circa 180 conferenze su tematiche legate allo sviluppo in numerosi istituti di ricerca ed università italiane e straniere, di cui molte nei paesi in via di sviluppo, ed è stato Visiting Professor presso le Università di Firenze, Pavia ed Helsinki, la Helsinki Business School, l'Istituto Universitario Europeo, il Master della Scuola Europea di Studi Avanzati in Cooperazione e Sviluppo di Pavia, il CERDI dell'Università dell'Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand), ed il CAPORDE dell'Università di Cambridge. Nel semestre autunnale 2010 é stato Visiting Scholar presso il Nuffield College dell'Università di Oxford. E' o è stato membro del consiglio editoriale di riviste specializzate (al momento, il Journal of International Development, Oxford Development Studies, Development and Change, Economics of Planning) e collabora regolarmente come referee con varie riviste scientifiche. E' anche membro della Società Italiana degli Economisti (SIE), della Società Italiana degli Economisti dello Sviluppo (SITES), dell' European Development Network (EUDN) e dell'International Development Economics Associates (IDEA). Dall'ottobre 2012 é presidente della SITES.
Ha curato 15 libri su temi di economia dello sviluppo e della transizione, ha contribuito numerosi saggi a libri curati da altri, è stato curatore di quattro numeri speciali di riviste economiche (World Development, Moct-Most, Journal of International Development), ed ha pubblicato numerosi articoli su riviste specializzate (v. la lista sotto). Presso il WIDER, ha coordinato la creazione del WIID, il più grande database globale di statistiche sintetiche sulla distribuzione del reddito e presso l'IRC-UNICEF ha coordinato la costruzione di TRANSMONEE, un ampio database di indicatori socio-economici per i paesi in transizione dell'Europa centro-orientale.
La sua ricerca si è concentrata soprattutto su questioni di macroeconomia, distribuzione del reddito, ricchezza e benessere multidimensionale, povertà e capitale umano nei paesi in via di sviluppo. Ha anche lavorato sullo sviluppo delle risorse umane e benessere sia nei paesi sviluppati che in quelli in via di sviluppo e - dal 1989 - su distribuzione del reddito e macroeconomia nelle economie in transizione ed in sviluppo. Si é occupato anche di modelli di crescita, riforma agraria, propensione al risparmio nei paesi in via di sviluppo, sviluppo delle risorse umane, modelli di aggiustamento strutturale, povertà, consumo alimentare e sicurezza alimentare, e modelli e approcci alla transizione al mercato nei paesi in transizione.
Per motivi di lavoro il docente ha vistato 105 paesi in sviluppo, sviluppati o in transizione.
vedi curriculum in inglese
Area generale: Economia e politica economica dello sviluppo e della transizioneAree di interesse specifico: - macroeconomia e sua relazione con povertà e diseguaglianza nei PVS e nelle ET- distribuzione del reddito e suoi legami con fattori strutturali e di politica economica - istituzioni e sviluppo economico- diseguaglianza, povertà e crescita- politiche per lo sviluppo delle risorse umane (nel campo della salute, nutrizione ed istruzione)
-sicurezza alimentare e carestie
Prof. Giovanni Andrea Cornia obtained a M.Sc. in Economics in 1970 and a M.Sc. in Statistics in 1975, both at the University of Bologna and in 1972 followed a course in econometrics at the MIT. Since November 2000 he has been full professor of economics at the University of Florence. Between 1972 and 1974 he worked at the Macroeconomic Study Centre of FIAT in Turin. Before being appointed in 1981 Chief Economist of Unicef in New York, he worked in research positions at the UNECE (Geneva), CEPAL (Santiago de Chile) and UNCTAD (Geneva). Between 1989 and 1995 he was appointed Director of the economic and social research program of the International Child Development Centre, the worldwide research centre of Unicef located in Florence. Finally, between August 1995 and January 2000 is worked as Director of WIDER, the fifth most important worldwide development think-thank and research centre located in Helsinki, which is part of the United Nations University.
Cornia has lectured on development issues in several research centres and universities both abroad and in Italy. He has also been a visiting professor at the Universities of Florence, Pavia and Helsinki,la Helsinki Business School, the Master program of the European School of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation of the University of Pavia, the European University Institute, the CERDI-University of Auvergne, and the CAPORDE- University of Cambridge. During the 2010 Fall semester was appointed Visiting Scholar at the Nuffield College of the University of Oxford. Cornia is or has been member of the advisory board of a few scientific journals (at the moment: the Journal of International Development, Oxford Development Studies, Development nd Change, Economics of Planning) and works regularly as a referee for scientific journals. He is also a member of the Società Italiana degli Economisti (SIE), della Società Italiana degli Economisti dello Sviluppo (SITES), dell' European Development Network (EUDN) e dell'International Development Economics Associates (IDEA). In October 2012 he was appointed President of the Italian Development Economists Association (IDEAs).
Cornia has edited 15 books on various aspects of development economics and transition economics, contributed many chapters to books edited by other scholars, edited four special issues of development journals (World Development, Moct-Most, Journal of International Development), and published many scientific articles on journals (see list below). While he was the director of WIDER he coordinated the creation of WIID, the largest global database of synthetic statistics on income inequality, while when he was at IRC-UNICEF he coordinated the creation of TRANSMONEE, the broadest database of socio-economic indicators for the European economies in transition.
Cornia's research has focussed most of all on macroeconomic, distributive, poverty and human capital problems in developing countries. He has also researched various human resource development issues in the developed and developing countries and -since 1989 - in the transition economies. He has also worked on growth models, land reform, structural adjustment models, as well as models and approaches to the transition in the economies in transition.
Prof. GIOVANNI ANDREA CORNIA
(last update: October 2014)
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I. UNIVERSITY TRAINING
March 1970 'Laurea’ degree (4 years) in Economics 110/110 magna cum laude (honours) (equivalent to an M.Sc in Economics), University of Bologna.
Summer 1972 Summer Course in Econometrics, MIT, Cambridge (course directors: Profs. Lawrence Klein and Gerald Adams).
March 1975 ‘Laurea’ degree (4 years), 110/110, in Statistics (equivalent to an M.Sc. in Statistics), University of Bologna.
II. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1 Nov 2000 to date Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Management (formerly Faculty of Economics), University of Florence. Courses taught include: development economics (undergraduate, 48 hours); development macroeconomics (graduate, 72 hours); the political economy of development (undergraduate, 72 hours); development policies for human development and poverty alleviation (graduate, 48 hours); transition economics (undergraduate, 48 hours); the economics of crisis situations (undergraduate, 48 hours); inequality, growth and poverty (PhD, 20 hours). Organisational tasks: Founder and coordinator (January 2003-January 2005) of the Master Program in Advanced Development Economics; Director of the Ph.D. Program in Development Economics (1/1/2005 and 31/12/2009). For more info on the PhD program of the University of Florence, see http://www.dse.unifi.it/sviluppo/index_en.html
December2006- March 2009: Director (part time) of IRPET (Regional Institute for Economic and Territorial Planning of Tuscany), the regional economic research center of Tuscany that includes about 40 full time researchers and statisticians.
January-Oct 2000: (i) Visiting Professor of Development Economics, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Florence (ii) Special Research Advisor to the Deputy Director of Unicef based in NY but outposted to the Innocenti Research Centre of (the worldwide research centre of Unicef located in Florence). Coordinated two large research programm on the impact of globaliation, and the economic/social costs of AIDS.
August 1995-January 2000: Director of the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU/WIDER) based in Helsinki. The Institute benefited from the contributions of eight Nobel Laureates in Economics, with two of them (Sen and Stiglitz) receinving the Nobel Prize during my directorship. For info on the research conducted during this period see www.wider.unu.edu). Orgnized and directed the work of 15-20 resident researchers and of a large network of external researchers (i.e. about 180-200 scholars based in universities, governments and national or international research institutions). Carried out research on: macroeconomics, financial liberalisation, income inequality, transition economics, the demographic and mortality crisis of countries in transition, social assistence and safety nets. My work in WIDER entailed also liasing closely with the international agencies (UN-DESA, UNDP, UNCTAD, IMF, World Bank, the United Nations University and so on) and national development agencies which sponsored or co-financed some of the WIDER research programs.
Finally, as Director of WIDER, I was responsible for fundraising (that improved markedly during my tenure) and for the introduction of several new programs (all of them still in operation as of today), such as a PhD internship, a Visiting Professorship, an Annual WIDER Lecture delivered by several Nobel Laureates and other outstanding scholars, the creation of the WIID database on income inequality, organizing the teaching by WIDER researchers (including myself) of four courses on development topics at the University of Helsinki.
Sept 1988- Aug 1995: Director of the Economic and Social Policy Research Programme at the International Child Development Centre, now renamed Innocenti Research Centre (the worldwide research centre of Unicef), Florence, Italy. This task essentially entailed setting up networks and doing research on: (i) Structural adjustment and long-term development in Africa; (ii) the financing of health/education in developing countries; (iii) child poverty in the industrialized countries; (iv) the transition to the market economy of the countries of the former Soviet Bloc (a study which entailed the creation of the TRANSMONEE database, which is still active). During this period I taught part-time as a visiting professor at the University of Florence and Pavia, and at the European University Institute.
Oct 1981- Aug. 1988: Chief Economist, UNICEF Headquarters, New York. Carried out theoretical and action-oriented research on: (i) the impact of economic changes on household economic circumstances and welfare; (ii) stabilization and structural adjustment policies and their impact on growth, poverty and child well-being; (iii) design of policy-packages allowing to achieve macroeconomic adjustment at sustained levels of growth and minimal social costs; (iv) miscellaneous analyses on different topics including fiscal policy, survival strategies, evaluation of UNICEF’s projects- programs in developing countries.
Oct.1978- June 1981: Deputy Director of a research-project for the preparation of the Third UN Development Decade; Division of Money, Finance and Development, UNCTAD, Geneva. Participated to the design, estimation and simulation of a worldwide model with 11 regions, 9 traded goods, and detailed input/output and consumption systems. The model was simulated to test the growth and distributive impact of alternative international policies (such as trade liberalisation) and changes in terms of tradeas well as of national reforms (such as land reform and tax reform).
Oct 1974-Oct 1978: Economic Affairs Officer, UN Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva. Designed, estimated and run the Simulation Exploratory Model (SEM) used to explore alternative growth patterns for the Western countries part of the ECE. During this period I spent a few months at ECLAC in Santiago, Chile.
March 1972- Sept 1974: Research Economist, FIAT Macroeconomic Research Centre,Turin. My research focused on the analysis of the main features of the manufacturing sector in Italy and its main competitors, and on the improvement and simulation of the MOSYL-DF2 macroeconomic model of the Italian economy.
Since 1989 I have been a visiting professor at the:
- University of Florence, Faculty of Economics (1991-5) and of Political Sciences (2000)
- University of Pavia, Faculty of Economics 1993)
- European University Institute, Florence (1993)
- University of Helsinki, Faculty of Economics (1997-1998)
- European School of Advanced Studies, University of Pavia (1998 to 2011)
- Joint Development Master, Universities of Bologna and Buenos Aires (2001 to 2003)
- Cambridge University, Summer School on Rethinking Development Economics (2003 to 2008)
- University of Auvergne/CERDI, University of Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, (2005 to 2010)
- University of Oxford, Jemolo Visiting Scholar, Nuffield College, Michaelmas term 2010.
- In 2006 and 2007 I organized - with the sponsorship of Unidea-Unicredit Foundation, the European Development Network (EUDN) and the University of Florence - a week-long Summer School on Development open to 20 PhDs, post-docs and young scholars from developing, transition and advanced countries. The 2006 Summer School focused on “Food Security and Famines” (http://www.dse.unifi.it/sviluppo/food_security_eng.html), the 2007 Summer School focused on “Inequality, Growth and Human Development” (http://www.dse.unifi.it/sviluppo/summerschool2_eng.html).
a) Edited books
1984 "The Impact of the World Recession on Children" Pergamon Press, Oxford, (co-authored and co-edited with R. Jolly)
1987 "Adjustment with a Human Face: Protecting the Vulnerable and Promoting Growth" Vol. I, Oxford University Press, Oxford (co-authored with R. Jolly and F. Stewart).
The book was also published in French, Spanish and Italian. Parts of it (including country case studies appeared in the 1988 Vol. II of the book, see next item) were published in German, Portuguese and Finnish.
1988 "Adjustment with a Human Face: Ten Countries Case Studies", Vol.II, Oxford University Press, Oxford, co-edited with R. Jolly and F. Stewart)
1991 "Children and the Transition to the Market Economy: Safety Nets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe" Avebury, Gower Publishing Group, Aldershot, England (co-authored and co-edited with Sándor Sipos)
1992 "Africa's Recovery in the 1990s: From Stagnation and Adjustment to Human Development", Macmillan, London (co-authored and co-edited with R. van der Hoeven and T. Mkadanwire)
1994 "From Adjustment to Development in Africa: Conflict, Controversy, Convergence, Consensus?" , Macmillan, London, (co-authored and co-edited with G. Helleiner)
1997 "Child Poverty and Deprivation in the Industrialized Countries 1945-95", (co-authored and co-edited with S. Danziger); Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
2000 "The Transition’s Mortality Crisis” (co-authored and co-edited with R.Paniccia’), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
2001 "Transition and Institutions: the Experience of Gradual and Late Reformers” (co-authored/co-edited with Vladimir Popov), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
2004 “Inequality, Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalisation and Globalisation” Oxford University Press, Oxford ,UK (hardback edition). The paperback edition appeared in June 2005.
2006 “Pro-Poor Macroeconomics: Potential and Limitations”, Palgrave, London (December 2006)
2007 “AIDS, child wellbeing and public policy” published by UNICEF-ICDC, Florence(Sept.2007)
2013 “Alternative Development Policies for the Post 2015 Era” , Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York (co-authored and co-edited with José Antonio Alonso and Rob Vos), November 2013.
2014 “Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons” Oxford University Press. January 2014.
2014 “Towards Human Development: New Approaches to Macroeconomics and Inequality” (a volume in honour of Prof. Sir Richard Jolly) (co-authored and co-edited with Frances Stewart), Oxford University Press, April 2014.
b) Invited Guest Editor of Special Issues of Journals
World Development Vol.12 No.3 1984" on ‘The Impact of World Recession on Children’, (co-edited with R. Jolly).
MOCT-MOST 1:1996, on “Poverty, Income Distribution and Welfare During the Transition to the Market Economy”, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
MOCT-MOST 1:1998, on “Neglected Key Issues in the Transition Debate” (together with V. Popov), Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Journal of International Development, May-June 1999, Volume 11 Number 3’ on ‘The Impact of the Liberalisation of the Exchange Rate and Financial Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa’ (together with Nguyuru H. I. Lipumba), Wiley.
c) Main Reports: coordinator and main author (about 30-60% of main text) of the first three reports, editor and contributor to the latter three:
1993 "Eastern and Central Europe in Transition: Public Policy and Social Conditions" UNICEF-ICDC, Florence
1994 "Eastern and Central Europe in Transition: Crisis in Mortality, Health and Nutrition" UNICEF-ICDC, Florence
- 1995 " Eastern and Central Europe in Transition: Poverty, Children and Policy: Responses for a Brighter Future" UNICEF-ICDC, Florence
-2002 “Harnessing Globalization for Children” UNICEF-ICDC, Florence www.unicef-icdc.org
-2002 “AIDS, child wellbeing and public policy” UNICEF-ICDC, Florence, www.unicef-icdc.org
-2003 “Growth and Poverty Reduction over the Next Decade: a Report to the Government of Uzbekistan”, UNDP and Centre for Economic Research (CER), ashkenthttp://www.undp.org/poverty/docs/sppr/docs-propoor/uzbekistan-report/uzbekistan-contents.htm
e) Chapters in books edited by other scholars
1987 "Social Policy Making During Adjustment" in "Human Development, Adjustment and Growth" (edited by K. Haq and U. Kirdar), North-South Roundtable, Islamabad, Pakistan
1990 "Investing in Human Resources: Health, Nutrition and Development for the 1990s" in "Human Development in the 1980s and Beyond" (edited by K. Griffin and J. Knight), Macmillan, London
1990 "Global Socio-Economic Changes and Child Welfare: What will the 21st Century Bring us?" in "Early Childhood Toward the 21st Century" (edited by B. Chang Po-King), Yew Chung Education Publishing Company, Hong Kong
1991 "Is Adjustment Conducive to Long-Term Development? The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1980s" in "The Debt and Beyond: North-South Relationships, Development Policies and the Role of International Agencies" (edited by G. Vaggi), Macmillan, London
1992 "Crisis, Structural Adjustment and Long Term Development: the Case of Africa in the 80s" (in Italian), in "Sub-Saharan Africa: Crisis, Adjustment and Prospectives of Development" (edited by F. Volpi and F. Mersi), Franco Angeli, Milan
1993 "The Fiscal System, Adjustment and the Poor" (with Frances Stewart) in "Fiscal Issues in Adjustment in Developing Countries" (edited by R. Faini and J. de Melo), Macmillan, London
1995 "Two Errors of Targeting" (with Frances Stewart) in "Public Spending and the Poor: Theory and Evidence" (edited by D. van de Walle and K. Nead), published for the World Bank by The Jhons Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London
1996 "Fancy Models and Hard Facts: Children and Youth During the Transition to the Market Economy in Eastern Europe", in "From Adjustment to Long-Run Growth" (edited by A. Pio) Università Bocconi, Milan
1997 "Accelerating Human Development In Pakistan" in "Just Adjustment: Beyond Adjustment with a Human Face" (edited by T. Banuri, S. Rafi Khan and M. Mahmood), OUP Karachi
1998 “Modernisation, Adjustment and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa” (in Italian) in ‘The Changing World Economy” (edited by A. Graziani and A. M. Nassisi), Transizioni, Rome
1998 "The Transition's Population Crisis: Nuptiality, Fertility and Mortality Changes in Severely Distressed Economies" with Renato Paniccià, in "Population and Poverty in the Developing World" (eds. G. de Santis and M. Livi Bacci), OUP Oxford
2000 "Health Status and Health Policy in sub-Sahara Africa: Comparative and Long-Term Perspectives" (with Germano Mwabu), in D. Ghai (ed)"Essays in honour of Philip Ndegwa", McMillan.
2002 “Poverty and inequality in the era of liberalisation and globalisation” in “Human Development and the Enviroment” in “ Human Development and the Environment” (ed. by H. Van Ginkel et al.), United Nations University Press, Tokyo
2002 “Managing sustainable development:Social Justice and Environmental Protection” in ”Dynamic Development in a Sustainable World: Transformation in Quality of Life, Growth and Institutions” edited by Gudrun Kochendorfer-Lucius and Boris Pleskovic, Villa Borsig Seminars 2001, Berlin. (http://www.des.de/ef/web02/cornia.htm)
2003 “The Forgotten Crisis: Transition, Psychosocial Stress and Mortality in the Former Soviet Bloc over the 1990s” in E. Ziglio, L. Levin, L. Levi, and E. Bath (eds)” Investment for Health: a Discussion of the Role of Economic and Social Determinants”, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Studies on Social and Economic Determinants of Population Health, 2003, No.1.
2003 “Globalisation and the Distribution of Income Between and Within Countries” in Ha Joon Chang (editor) “ Rethinking Development”, Anthem Press.
2004 “Trade liberalisation, FDI and income inequality” in “Understanding Globalization, Employment and Poverty Reduction“ edited by Marco Vivarelli and Eddy Lee, Palgrave, London.
2005 “AIDS, Health and Development” (in Italian) in Various Authors“ Development strategies and international aid: African proposals”, Unidea Unicredit Foundation, Milan.
2005 “WIDER Perspectives on Global Development” (with Matti Pohjola and Anthony Shorrocks) in UNU-WIDER “WIDER Perspectives in Global Development”, Studies in Development Economics and Policy, Palgrave McMillan, London.
2007 “ Policy Reform and Income Distribution” in “Policy Matters: Economic And Social Policies To Sustain Equitable Development edited by J.A. Ocampo, Jomo K. New York, Zed Books, London, and Opus, New Delhi
2007 “Health Improvements and Health Inequality During the Last 40 Years” (with Leonardo Menchini) in George Mavrotas and Anthony Shorrocks (eds) “Advancing Developemnt”, Palgrave Mc Millan, London.
2007 " A Comparative Perspective of Kazakhstan’s Experience in Social Policy” in “Increasing Social Orientation of Budgets and Efficiency of Public Expenditures at National and Local Levels in the Best Interest of Children and Failies in Kazakhstan”, Unicef Kazakstan, Astana.
2009 “An empirical investigation of the relation between globalization and health” (with Stefano Rosignoli and Luca Tiberti) in Labonté Ron, Ted Screcker, Vivien Runnels and Corinne Packer “Globalisation and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy ”, pp. 34-62, Routledge, London, ISBN10:0-415-99334-2
2009 “ Politica publicas y desigualdad de ingresos en Argentina: evolucion reciente y opciones de politica” in Saul Keifman (ed.) "Reflexiones y propuestas para mejorar la distribución del ingreso en Argentina", pp.45-98, OIT-ILO, Buenos Aires, ISBN 978-92-2-322628-2.
2011 “External shocks, policy changes, and income distribution: Latin America during the last decade”(with Bruno Martorano) in Edmund Vapy Fitzgerald, Judith Heyer and Rosemary Thorpe (eds.)“Overcoming The Persistence of Inequality and Poverty”, Palgrave Macmillan, London, March 2011, ISBN 978-0-230-24970-7.
2011 “Policy Regimes, External Shocks and Income Inequality: Latin America during the last three decades” in Marta Novick (editor) “Distribucion del Ingreso: Problemas y Desafios de Politica”, Ministry of Labour of Argentina, Buenos Aires.
2011 “Transition, structural divergence, and performance: Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union over 2000-2007” in Gérard Roland (editor)“Reflections on transition twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall”, Palgrave McMillan, London.
e) Articles in Refereed Journals
1980 "The energy constraint in the 1980s and the scope for import-substitution" (co-authored with Eliodoro Mayorga-Alba), Journal of Policy Modelling, Vol. (2), n. 2, May 1980
1981 "The UNITAD project: a world model to explore institutional changes over the long-run" (co-authored with Andre Duval and Jacques Royer), Industry and Development, 1981
1981 "The UNITAD project: a model for exploring long-term changes in the world economy" (co-authored with Andre Duval and Jacques Royer), Trade and Development, No 3, Winter 1981
1982 "Rural vs. urban saving behaviour: evidence from an ILO collection of household surveys" (co-authored with Gordana Jerger), Development and Change, Vol. 13
1982 "Strategie rezwojn gospodarczego: stare mity, nowe idee" (in Polish: "Old myths and new perspectives in development strategies”), Ekonomista, Nr. 1/2, 1982
1984 "New plans to save children in hard times", Populi, Vol. 10, 1984
1984 "The long-term agricultural production function: an analysis on farm level data for 15 developing countries", Statistica, No. 3,
1985 "Farm size, land yields and the agricultural production function: an analysis for 15 developing countries", World Development, Vol. 13, No. 4,
1985 "Mortality, morbidity and health policies in the post World War II period: an international outlook", Desarollo 1985:1
1989 "Investing in Human Resources: Health, Nutrition and Development for the 1990s", Journal of Development Planning, No. 19,
1990 "The Fiscal System, Adjustment and the Poor" (co-authored with Frances Stewart) in Ricerche Economiche, fall 1990, University of Venice
1991 “Sistema fiscal, ajuste y pobreza” (co-authored with Frances Stewart) Colección Estudios CIEPLAN, March, No (31), Pp 77-106
1991 "IMF Adjustment Policies and Approaches and the Needs of Children" (co-authored with G.K. Helleiner and R. Jolly) World Development, Vol. 19, No. 12, 1991
1993 "Two Errors of Targeting" (with F. Stewart) in Public Expenditure and the Poor: Incidence and Targeting, Journal for International Development, Vol. 5, Number 5, September-October
1994 "Poverty, Food Consumption and Nutrition During the Transition to the Market Economy in Eastern Europe", American Economic Review, May 1994, Papers and Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting
1994 "Income Distribution, Poverty and Welfare in Transitional Economies: a Comparison Between Eastern Europe and China", Journal of International Development, Vol.6, Number 5.
1994 "Poverty in Latin America in the 1980s: Extent, Causes and Possible Remedies", Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, July-September
1996 "The Transition's Population Crisis: an Econometric Investigation of Nuptiality, Fertility and Mortality in Severally Distressed Economies" MOCT-MOST, 6:95-129
1996 "Economic Policy in Transitional Economies", Kluwer, London, "MOCT-MOST", 1:1996
1998 ”Neglected Issues: an Overview”, MOCT-MOST, 1:1998
1998 “Transition and Long-term Growth: Conventional vs non-Conventional Determinants” (with V. Popov), MOCT-MOST, 1:1998
1998 “Investment Behaviour, Population Structure and Long-term Growth in Eastern Europe and Russia” (with J.Honkkila, R.Paniccia’ and V.Popov), MOCT-MOST, 1:1998
1998 "Convergence on Governance Issues, Persistent Dissent on Economic Policies: a Critique of the World Development Report 1997”, IDS Bullettin, 3/1998
1998 “Causes of the Russian Mortality: Evidence and Interpretation” (with V.Shkolnikov, and P.Leon), World Development,
2001 “ Social Funds in Stabilisation and Adjustment Programmes: a Critique’, Development and Change, Vol 32, 1-32
2001 “Globalisation and Health: Results and Options”, Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, Volume 79, Number 9, 834-841
2003 ” Growth Patterns, International Finance and Human Development: the experience of the last two decades”, Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, 4/2003, Lisbon
2003 ” The impact of liberalisation and globalisation on within-country income inequality” CESIFO Economic Studies 4/2003, Munich.
2004 “Changes in domestic inequality over the last two decades: extent, sources and possible causes”, Rivista Italiana degli Economisti 2004/3
2004 “Rapid Change and Mortality Crises’, Popolazione e Storia , 1/2004. The paper is also on http://www.networkideas.org/featart/aug2004/fa03_Rapid_Change.htm
2004 “Hetherodox transition, inequality and poverty in Central Asia: the case of Uzbekistan” (in Italian) , Questione Agraria, 4/2004
2004 “ Has the relation between income inequality and life expectancy disappeared? Evidence from Italy and top industrialized countries” (with Roberto De Vogli, Ritesh Mistry and Roberto Gnesotto), Journal of Epidemiological and Community Health,
2005 “ The lack of The lack of social gradient of health behaviors and psychosocial factors in Northern Italy (with Roberto De Vogli, Roberto Gnesotto, Michael Goldstein, and Ronald Andersen), International Journal of Public Health, Volume 50, Number 4 / August, 2005
2006 Comments on the paper "How to Assess the need for aid? The answer: Don't ask" by William Easterly', Revue d’Economie du Développement Vol. 20 2006/2-3, pp.27-34
2007 “Aid Effort and Its Determinants: A Comparison of the Italian Performance with other OECD donors” (together with Simone Bertoli and Francesco Manaresi), Moneta e Credito, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, Vol.LX, No. 242, September 2007, pp. 271-321.
2009 “Did globalisation improve health status? A simulation exercise”(with Stefano Rosignoli and Luca Tiberti), Journal of International Development, Vol. 21, pp. 1083-1101
2010 “Income Distribution under Latin America’s New Left Regimes’, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities , Vol. 11 No.1, pp. 85-114, February 2010.
2011 “Developing the poorest countries: New ideas from the 2010 UNCTAD LDC Report”, European Journal of Development Research, Volume 23, Number 1, pp- 12-16
2011 "Economic Integration, Inequality and Growth: Latin America Versus the European Economies in Transition" Review of Economics and Institutions, Vol. 2 – No. 2, Spring 2011 –
2013 “The impact of the food and financial crises on child mortality: the case of sub-Saharan Africa” , Oxford Development Studies 2013. published online August 2013 (with Stefano Rosignoli and Luca Tiberti) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13600818.2013.827165
2015 “Sources of Price Volatility and Child Malnutrition in Niger and Malawi” forthcoming on Food Policy (with Laura Deotti and Maria Sassi)
f) Working Papers
1982 "Development Strategies for the 1980"s: Old Myths and New Ideas", UNCTAD Discussion Paper N. 4
1989 "Economic crisis and child survival: the plight of Latin America in the 1980s", (co-authored with Teresa Albanez, Eduardo Bustelo and Eva Jespersen) Innocenti Occasional Papers N.1, UNICEF, International Child Development Centre, Florence
1990 "Child Poverty in Industrialized Countries: Recent Trends and Policy Options", Innocenti Occasional Papers N. 2, UNICEF, International Child Development Centre, Florence
1990 "Rural Differentiation, Poverty and Agricultural Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward an Appropriate Policy Response", (co-authored with Richard Strickland), Innocenti Occasional Papers N.4, UNICEF, International Child Development Centre, Florence
1991 "Is Adjustment Conducive to Long-Term Development? The Case of Africa in the 1980s" Innocenti Occasional Papers No. 21, UNICEF, International Child Development Centre, Florence
1992 "Economic Decline and Growing Poverty: Latin America in the 80s", (in Italian) May 1992, Views, Vol. 1, 1992
1994 "Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Alleviation and Long-term Development: Latin America in the 1990s" Innocenti Occasional Paper No. 40, UNICEF, International Child Development Centre, Florence
1995 “Ugly Facts and Fancy Theories: Children and Youth during the Transition”, Innocenti Occasional Paper No. 47, UNICEF, International Child Development Centre, Florence
1996 "Transition and Income Distribution: Theory, Evidence and Initial Interpretation", "UNU/WIDER Research in Progress" 1:1996, Helsinki
1996 "Labour Market Shocks, Psychosocial Stress and the Transition's Mortality Crisis", "UNU/WIDER Research in Progress" 4:1996, Helsinki
1996 "Investing in People: a Much Needed New Focus for SAPs", "The Courier", September-October, Bruxelles
1999 "Social Funds in Stabilisation and Adjustment Programmes' in UNCTAD (ed) ‘International Monetary and Financial Issues’, G77, Volume XI, Geneva
1999 "Liberalisation, Globalisation and Income Distribution", Working Paper n. 157, UNU/WIDER, Helsinki
2001 ‘The Impact of Adjustament-Related Social Funds on Income Distribution and Poverty’, UNU/WIDER Discussion Papers 2001/1(with Sanjay Reddy)
2001 ‘Trends in Income Inequality in the post World War II Period: Evidence and Interpretation’, UNU/WIDER Discussion Papers 2001/89(with Sampsa Kiiski)
2001 ‘Income Distribution Policies for Faster Poverty Reduction’, UNU/WIDER Discussion Papers 2001/93 (with Tony Addison)
2001 “ Inequality, Growth and Poverty in the Era of Liberaliation and Globalisation’, UNU/WIDER Policy Brief, No.4, WIDER, Helsinki (with Julius Court)
2002 ‘Transforming the socialist economies: the role of structural and institutional factors” Studi e Discussioni, n. 124, October 2001, Department of Economics, University of Florence.
2005 “Policy Reform and Income Distribution”, DESA Working Paper No. 3 ST/ESA/DWP/3, United Nations, New York
2006 " Health Improvements and Health Inequality During the last 40 Years", (with Leonardo Menchini) UNU/WIDER Research Papers 2006/10, Helsinki.
2006 “Poverty, Inequality and Policy affecting Vulnerable Groups in Moldova”, Innocenti Working Papers N. 2006-5, December 2006, Innocenti Research Centre of Unicef, Florence.
2007 “Globalization and Health: Impact Pathways and Recent Evidence” (with StefanoRosignoli and Luca Tiberti), WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health
Globalization and Health Knowledge Network: Research Papers. Institute of Population Health, Globalization and Health Equity, University of Ottava http://www.globalhealthequity.ca/electronic%20library/Globalisation%20and%20Health%20Pathways%20of%20Transmission%20and%20Evidence%20of%20Impact%20Final.pdf
2007 “Globalization and Health: Impact Pathways and Recent Evidence” (with StefanoRosignoli and Luca Tiberti), Centre for Global, International and Regional Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, http://repositories.cdlib.org/cgirs/mgi/mgi-7/
2008 “Aid Effort and Its Determinants: A Comparison of the Italian Performance with other OECD donors” (together with Simone Bertoli and Francesco Manaresi), Working Papers of the Department of Economics 2008-11, University of Florence.
2008 “Globalization and Health: Impact Pathways abd Recent Evidence” (with Stefano Rosignoli & Luca Tiberti)UNU/WIDER Research Papers 2008/74,Helsinki.
2008 “Millet prices, public policy and child malnutrition: the case of Niger in 2005" (with Laura Deotti), Innocenti Working Papers 2008/48, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence
2008 "Niger's' 2005 Food Crisis: Extent, Causes, and Nutritional Impact” (with Laura Deotti), EUDN, Working Papers 2008/15, http://www.eudnet.net/workingpapers.html
2008 “Globalisation and Health: Pathways of Transmission and Evidence of Impact” (with Stefano Rosignoli and Luca Tiberti), Research Papers of the Globalisation and and Health Knowledge Network of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, Institute of Population and Health Equity, University of Ottawa. http://www.globalhealthequity.ca/projects/proj_WHO/pres_pub.shtml
2009 “Income Distribution under Latin America’s New Left Regimes’, Working Papers of the Department of Economics 2009-16, University of Florence
2010 “Transition, structural divergence, and performance: Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union over 2000-2007” UNU/WIDER Research Paper n. 2010/32 . Helsinki.
2010 "Policies for Reducing Income Inequality: Latin America During the Last Decade,"Working papers 1006, UNICEF,Division of Policy and Strategy (with Bruno Martorano).
2011 “Economic integration, inequality and growth: Latin America vs. the European economies in transition”, DESA Working Paper, ST/ESA/2011/DWP/101 New York.
2011 ‘The Impact of the Food and Financial Crises on Child Mortality: The Case of sub-Saharan Africa’ (with Stefano Rosignoli and Luca Tiberti), Innocenti Working Paper No. 2011-01, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence.
2011 "A New Fiscal Pact, Tax Policy Changes and Income Inequality," UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER). As well as wp2012_03.rdf, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia e Dell'Impresa. (with Juan Carlos Gomez Sabaini and Bruno Martorano)
2012 "Learning from the past: Which of the past/current development strategies are best suited to deal with the ‘quadruple crisis’?," N. 116 DESA Working Papers, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
2012 "Inequality Trends and their Determinants: Latin America over 1990-2011” Working Paper UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Researc Working Papers Series wp2012_02.rdf, and Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia e Dell'Impresa.
2012 "Food Price Volatility over the Last Decade in Niger and Malawi: Extent, Sources and Impact on Child Malnutrition," Working Papers Series wp2012_04.rdf, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia e Dell' Impresa. (with Laura Deotti and Maria Sassi)
2012 "The New Structuralist Macroeconomics and Income Inequality," Working Paper Series, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia e Dell'Impresa.
2012 "Human development and fiscal policy: comparing the crises of 1982 -85 and 2008-11", Working Papers Series wp2012_23.rdf, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia e Dell'Impresa. (with Frances Stewart and Bruno Martorano)
2014 “Income inequality in Latin America: recent decline and prospects for its further reduction” CEPAL Working Papers Series Macroeconomia del Desarrollo.
2014 “Income inequality in Latin America: recent decline and prospects for its further reduction” DISEI Woking Papers – Economics n. 14/2014- University of Florence
2014 “Uzbekistan’s Development Strategies: Past Strategies and Long-term Options” DISEI Working Papers – Economics n. 26/2014 – University of Florence
OTHER PROFESSIONAL INFORMATIONS
(a) refereeing, professional associations and membership of editorial boards
1980-1 Member of the Editorial Board of "Trade and Development"
1989 -95 Founder and Editor of the "Innocenti Occasional Papers", Economic Policy Series, UNICEF ICDC, Florence
1993 -2012 Member of the Editorial Board of the "Journal of International Development"
since 1995 Member of the Editorial Board of "Oxford Development Studies
1997-2000 Member of the Editorial Board of "Moct-Most"
1999-2010 Member of the Editorial Board of “Economic Systems”
since 2000 Member of the editorial board of ‘Economics of Planning
since 2000 Member of EUDN (European Development Network), SIE (Italian Economic Association), IDEAs (International Development Associates –JNU, New Dheli)and CHILD (Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - Turin)
since 2010 Member of the UN Committee for Development Policies (CDP)
since 2012 resident of the Italian Development Economists Association (IDEAs-SITES)
since 1985 Referee for various journals including World Development, Journal of PublicEconomics, Economic Systems, Oxford Development Studies, EDCC, Development and Change, Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Population Economics, World Bank Economic Review, Economia Internazionale, and so on.
(b) selected presentations on development topics
Since 1975 I have presented papers at some 180 conferences organized by academic institutions (including the Asian Development Institute-Bangkok, the universities of Milan-Bocconi, Bologna, UBA-Buenos Aires, Bremen, Cambridge, CERDI-Clermont Ferrand, CER-Tashkent, Columbia NY, Cornell, ECLAC-Santiago, EUI-Florence, Geneva, Mumbay-IGIDR, Mumbay-TISS, Geneva-IUED, Harvard, Helsinki, IDS-Sussex, ISS-Den Hag, JNU-New Dheli, La Paz, Lima, Macerata, Milan, Modena, Montevideo, Munich, Neaples, Oxford (Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy), Oxford (QEH), Oxford (Nuffield College), Oxford (Latin American Centre), Pavia, Perugia, Rome, Siena, SOAS-London, UCL-London, SAI-Shanghai, St. Andrews, Toronto, etc.), international organisations (African Development Bank, EBRD, ILO, IMF, UN, UNDP-HDRO, UNDP-HQ, UNDP-HDRO, UNDP-Turkmenistan, UNCTAD, UNICEF, UNU, World Bank), bilateral aid agencies (CDS-DK, Swiss Technical Cooperation, USAID, ZEF), NGOs (Action-Aid, Caritas, Child Poverty Action Group-UK, Manitese-Italy), national institutions (INSEE-Paris, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Central Bank of Peru, Fondazione d’Agliano-Turin, Finafrica-Milan, LGEDPA-Beijing, Ministry of Labour of Argentina), and professional associations (DSA–UK, GDN-Cairo, Italian Economic Association, American Economic Association, EcIneq, EUDN, European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity-Moscow, IUSSP). A detailed list of these conferences is available on request.
Until October 2000 I was a UN staff and could not therefore do consulting work for either public or private institutions (but I was allowed to teach at various universities during my annual leave). Since 1 November 2000, I have done consulting work for the CER-Tashkent, GDN (Global Development Network), ILO, McArthur Foundation, Unidea UnicreditFoundation, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swiss Technical Cooperation, UN-DESA, UNDP, UNICEF, UNRISD, Asian Development Bank, WIDER, FLACSO-Buenos Aires, and the Argentinean Ministry of Labour. I have also done pro-bono advisory work for a few NGOs (Actionaid).
(d) miscellaneous info
In 1978 I contributed to the creation (and subsequently to the management) of a private development fund for UN staff (“1% for development”) which still finances small projects in Third World countries. I have visited 105 (developed, transition and developing) countries. In 15 of them I have spent at least two-three months.
Italian is my mother tongue but I have an excellent knowledge of English, French (for which I received the UN language proficiency certificate) and Spanish. I also have a fair knowledge of German and some notions of Mandarin.
General interests: development economics and transition economics.
- macroeconomic policies and their relation with poverty and inequality in the developing and transitional economies
- income inequality and its structural and political economy determinants
- institutions and development
- relationship between inequality, growth and poverty
- human capital and policies for the development of human resources (in the field of health, education and nutrition)
- food security and famines