Dr. Bruno Martorano

Associate Professor

Research group(s):
7. Social Protection
4. Governance and institutions
6. Migration and Development

Bruno Martorano is an Associate Professor at UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University). Bruno`s research interests include development economics, inequality, political participation, structural transformation, taxation and social protection. Exploring micro and macro issues and using different econometric techniques, Bruno`s work contributes to the political economy literature that seeks to understand how it is possible to create a sustainable and inclusive process of economic development. The ultimate goal of his research is to produce results that have practical and actionable implications for policy. Bruno`s recent research is organized around two major themes. His first area of research investigates how we can encourage economic transformation and development with equity.  Bruno`s second area of research focuses on how shocks – such as financial or trade liberalization or the recent COVID-19 pandemic – may increase or accelerate inequalities and provoke social and political instability, which, in turn, may undermine long-term economic growth.

Prior to join UNU-MERIT, Bruno has worked at the ETH Zurich - NADEL Center for Development and Cooperation in Zurich, Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, UNICEF Office of Research in Florence and the University of Florence, and has held consultancies for the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, University of Antwerp, UNCTAD, UNU-WIDER, UNIDO, UNDP and the World Bank. He holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Florence.


More information on Bruno`s research on:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=yslreIcAAAAJ&hl=it
REPEC/IDEAS: https://ideas.repec.org/f/pma2054.html


Selected publications by Bruno Martorano