Bruno Martorano - Postdoctoral Fellow
(on leave 1/02/2017 - 1/08/2017)
Conflict and Violence
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Bruno Martorano holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Florence. He is currently a Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Studies and a Research Associate at Consortium pour la recherche économique et sociale (CRES) in Dakar, Sénégal.
Prior to this Bruno has worked at the UNICEF Office of Research in Florence and the University of Florence, and has held consultancies for the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; UNCTAD; UNU-WIDER and the World Bank.
His research interests lie in the fields of development economics, fiscal policy, taxation, social protection, poverty and inequality. Working on micro as well as macro issues and using different econometric techniques, the ultimate goal of his research is to produce results useful to derive practical and actionable recommendations in terms of policy implications.
Age and Gender Effects on Time Discounting in a Large Scale Cash Transfer ProgrammeIDS Working Paper 463 (2015)
Understanding its determinants can provide vital insight into decisions ranging from savings and financial investment to smoking, obesity and human capital accumulation. More details
Is it Possible to Adjust ‘with a Human Face’? Differences in Fiscal Consolidation Strategies in Hungary versus IcelandComparative Economic Studies 57 (2015)
Although Hungary and Iceland suffered a similar fall in GDP, their respective governments decided to follow different strategies of adjustment. Each country cut spending according to different priorities More details
Structural Change and Wage Inequality in the Manufacturing Sector: Long Run Evidence from East AsiaOxford Development Studies 43.2 (2015)
This paper analyses the long run determinants of wage inequality in the manufacturing sector for a group of East Asian countries that have experienced rapid structural transformations in recent decades. More details
Lessons from the Recent Economic Crisis: The Australian Household Stimulus PackageInternational Review of Applied Economics 29.3 (2014)
This paper provides an impact evaluation analysis of the 2009 Australian Household Stimulus Package, which was composed by three main cash payments: the Back to School Bonus, the Single Income Family Bonus and the Tax Bonus for Working Australians. More details
Inequality, Distributive Beliefs and Protests: A Recent Story from Latin AmericaIDS Working Paper 467 (2016)
This paper analyses the role of perceptions of inequality and distributive beliefs in motivating people to engage in protests. The paper focuses on the case of Latin America, where an interesting paradox has been observed: despite considerable reductions in inequality, most countries in Latin America have experienced increases in protests and civil unrest in the last decade. In order to understand More details
The paradox of protest in LA27 May 2016
By Patricia Justino, Bruno Martorano
Can developing countries use taxation to reduce inequality?02 Dec 2015
By Bruno Martorano
Is it possible to adjust with a human face? Lessons from Iceland21 Jul 2015
By Bruno Martorano