HHB is delighted to announce that Professor Giovanni Federico has decided to join the Advisory Board of the project. Professor Federico is a Professor of Economic History at the University of Pisa. He is also currently President of the European Historical Economics Society. Among his copious academic production, he published an economic history of the silk industry (1997, CUP), and more recently a "monumental" history of agriculture from the 19th century (2008, PUP). Federico also adopted a sample of household budgets in a paper on the mercantilization of italian agriculture (1986, RSE).