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Bruno Martorano - Postdoctoral Fellow

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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.

Bruno Martorano will be conducting research on the topic of ‘Tax Changes and Inequality in Latin America, 1990-2010’

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Bruno Martorano and Patricia Justino will analyse group-based inequalities in Mexico and write a paper on the topic of ‘The impact of the recent crisis in Mexico on economic and political inequalities among minorities’ that discusses and advances an argument about patterns and trends.

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The next World Social Science Report due to be published in 2016 will focus on the critical contemporary issues of inequalities and justice.

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This is the front cover to IDS Working paper 463, 'Age and Gender Effects on Time Discounting in a Large Scale Cash Transfer Programme'.

Age and Gender Effects on Time Discounting in a Large Scale Cash Transfer Programme

IDS 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

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Is it Possible to Adjust ‘with a Human Face’? Differences in Fiscal Consolidation Strategies in Hungary versus Iceland

Comparative 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

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Structural Change and Wage Inequality in the Manufacturing Sector: Long Run Evidence from East Asia

Oxford 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

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Lessons from the Recent Economic Crisis: The Australian Household Stimulus Package

International 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


The Relationship between Perceptions of Inequality and Political Participation: The Case of the Western Balkans

IDS Working Paper 509 (2018)

This paper discusses how disparities and in particular perceptions of inequality may have influenced political participation in Western Balkans over the last years. The arrival of the international crisis in the last quarter of 2008 has had not only economic but also significant political consequences on the region. More details

The paradox of protest in LA

27 May 2016
By Patricia Justino, Bruno Martorano

Thematic Expertise:
Building Inclusive Secure Societies; Economic Growth; Economy and Finance; Public Policy; Poverty Inequality and Wellbeing; Taxation.