ROBERTO ZELLIProfessore Ordinario di Statistica Economica
Roberto Zelli is currently professor of Economic Statistics at the Department of Sta-tistical Sciences at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he has been since 1997.
He served as member of the Evaluation board of the University of Rome, expert of the Advi-sory Committee on Statistics at Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy, member of
the Scientic Advisory board for Statistics of the Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce, consultant of ISCONA (Institute for National Accounting), appointed for the project \So-cial accounting matrices".
He holds a B.A. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rome, and a M.Sc. in Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick (UK).
His research interests center on the analysis of inequality, poverty, income mobility and polarization, mainly through the application of data mining, statistics, and modelling.
He has explored the presence and implications of convergence clubs in the eld of economic growth. He has made several contributions to life satisfaction measurement and to the
analysis of individual preferences for redistribution through hierarchical models. He has worked on time series analysis. His contributions have been published in academic journals of economics, applied
statistics and econometrics, as Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Review of Income and Wealth, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Empirical Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics.