Bruno Martorano is an assistant professor at UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University). Prior to this he 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.
Bruno’s research interests include development economics, inequality, poverty, subjective wellbeing, fiscal policy and policy evaluation. The ultimate goal of his research is to understand whether it is possible to overcome the trade-off between equity and efficiency, producing results that have practical or actionable implications for policy. Bruno’s recent research has also focused on understanding how psychological mechanisms affect decision-making, economic and social outcomes and, ultimately, the consequences and persistence of inequalities between socioeconomic groups.