I am a post-doctoral researcher and assistant professor in economic and social history. My research interests include quantitative methods, the measurement of wellbeing, public services, and the link between family organisation and economic development.
My PhD thesis is on the provision of public services in the late-medieval period. You can find it here. This working paper and this forthcoming EHR article give an overview of this line of work.
I'm also doing post-doctoral research in the Agency Project. Specifically, I'm working on global datasets on family systems, historical wellbeing measurement, and the historical determinants of gender equality.
I am also involved in the Clariah-project.
|VU University Amsterdam, International Institute of Social History|
|Linked Data; Digital Humanities; Artificial Intelligence|
Albert Meroño is a postdoc at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the International Institute of Social History (IISG). He is currently working in WP4 of CLARIAH, which aims at facilitating the integration of socio-historical datasets using Web technology. Albert obtained his PhD in 2016 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, under the supervision of Frank van Harmelen, Stefan Schlobach, and Andrea Scharnhorst. He also holds a bachelor in Informatics Engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (FIB-UPC), and has previously worked at the Insitute of Law and Technology (IDT-UAB) developing models for Law using Semantic Web technology. His research interests include Linked Open Data, Government and Statistical data, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Humanities.