Skip to main content
School of Business and Management

Research Circle for the Study of Inequality and Poverty (RCSIP)

Research Circle for the Study of Inequality and Poverty
Research Circle for the Study of Inequality and Poverty
 
The Research Circle for the Study of Inequality and Poverty (RCSIP) is a working group of scholars and advanced graduate students in economics in the UK and abroad, and hosts workshops on the themes of inequality, poverty and mobility for in-depth discussion of complete papers.

 

It has hosted seven workshops since 2014, seven at Queen Mary University of London, led by Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and recently at Leeds University, led by Suman Seth and Gaston Yalonetzky. The 2021 meeting was held online due to the pandemic.

The research group is led by Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and is hosted at the Centre for Globalisation Research at Queen Mary University of London.

Contact: rcsip@qmul.ac.uk

2022

RCSIP is delighted to host the symposium on ‘Inequality in the 21st century in the developing world’, of the Review of Development Economics. The short listed papers for the symposium will be presented at two separate workshops, the first of which will be held on the 10th of November 2022, online on Zoom. This workshop will have speakers from overseas making short presentations of their papers.

 Please email rcsip@qmul.ac.uk to attend this workshop and receive the Zoom link.

The second in situ workshop will be held on the 26th of January 2023 at QMUL, of UK presenters with complete papers. Professor Francisco Ferreira Amartya Sen Chair of Inequality Studies at the International Inequality Institute, LSE, will deliver the keynote lecture. The workshop will be held in the Colette Bowe Room in the Queen’s Building, details of speakers and papers will follow soon.

The schedule for speakers for the online workshop on the 10th of November, 2022 are below:

The Impact of the 1918/19 Pandemic on Inequality – Lessons from the Past          

Laura Radatz, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Rapid Economic Growth but Rising Poverty Segregation: Will Vietnam Meet the SDGs for Equitable Development?       

Hai-Anh Dan, World Bank

Employment transitions and COVID-19 containment measures: Evidence from a developing country

Adeola Oyenubi, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Remittances and Labour Market Multidimensional Inequality in Developing Countries: Impact and Transmission Channels   

Christian, Nguena, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Dschang, Cameroon

Government, private distributions and income inequality in China          

Jinxian Wang, Department of Economics, Central South University, China

Elite Capture of Finance, Inequality and Institutions in the Global South: How do Development Assistance and Illicit Financial Outflows affect Inequality                 

Magdalene Silberberger, Department of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Witten-Herdecke University Germany                               

The role of social policy in reducing income inequality in the context of structural transformation: Evidence from developing countries"   

Wannaphong Durongkaveroj, Faculty of Economics, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand                                                            

Employment status and income inequalities during the Covid-19 pandemic in Cameroon: An analysis before and during the period of severe restrictions                           

Rodrigue Nda’chi Deffo, University of Yaounde, Economie des Ressources Humaines, Cameroon                         

Effects of culture on inequalities of opportunity in developing countries

Ondoua Blaise, University of Dschang, Cameroon                     

Climate change and income inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): effects and transmission channels

Cerapis Nchinda Mbognou, University of Dschang, Faculty of Economics and Management, Cameroon                                                                          

An empirical assessment of the effects of political decentralization on inequality   

Loudi Njoya, Ibrahim University of Dschang, Faculty of Economics and Management.                                                                        

Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does energy poverty matter?

Thierry Messie Pondie, University of Dschang, Faculty of Developement Economics, Cameroon.                                                                   

What is the effect of political conflict on health inequalities in developing countries?  

Agathe Cassandra Koumis Ngagni, University of Douala, Faculty of Economics and Applied Management, Cameroon.                                       

Inequality of Opportunity in Access to Education and Health during COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Cameroon                                                                           

Armand Mboutchouang, University of Dschang, Faculty of Economics and Management, Cameroon  

2021

Vincenzo Salvucci

Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

The impact of Covid-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique' with Giulia Barletta, Finório Castigo, Eva-Maria Egger, Michael Keller and Finn Tarp. 

                                                                  

Patrick Asuming

Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School.
The impact of Covid-19 on maternal health-seeking in Ghana,  with Deborah Gaisie, Caesar Agula and Ayaga Bawah.

Sudha Narayanan

International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi.
Making way for the men: Gendered impacts of the Covid-19 lockdown on workfare guarantee in India, with Christian Oldiges and Shree Saha.

 

Maria Emma Santos

Departamento de Economía, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina, and Oxford Poverty and Health Initiative, University of Oxford.
The Covid-19 crisis and lockdown measures: A portrait from a slum in urban Argentina, with Martin Jose Napal and Gimena Ramos. 

 

Giorgia Menta

University of Luxembourg, Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences.                       

The effect of policy responses to Covid-19 on income changes and poverty, with Andrew Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Anthony Lepinteur. 

 

                                                                                        

2019

 

Dr Nicolai Suppa
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
'Sensitivity analyses in poverty measurement: The case of the global multidimensional poverty index', with Sabina Alkire, Usha Kanagaratnam and Ricardo Nogales.

Dr Erlend Berg
Department of Economics, University of Bristol.
'Pushing welfare: Encouraging awareness and uptake of social benefits in South India', with D Rajasekhar and R Manjula.

Dr Ija Trapeznikova
Department of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London.
'Job Creation and Wages in Least Developed Countries: Evidence from SubSaharan Africa', with Juan Pablo Rud.

 

Dr Laurence Roope
Health Economics Research Centre and Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.
'When do we die in the long-run? The relative survival of politicians over the 20th Century', with Philip M Clarke, Jay Stiles, An Tran-Duy and Adrian Barnett.

 

Dr Juan Pablo Rud
Department of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London.
'Are small farms really more productive than large farms?', with Fernando M. Aragon Sanchez and Diego Restuccia.

 

Ms Dale Pereira
Department of Economics, University of Bristol.
'MGNREGA and women’s empowerment: An analysis of the impact of India’s largest workfare programme on the welfare of rural women.'

 

Prof Pedro Martins
School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London.
'Rent sharing in China: Magnitude, heterogeneity and drivers, with Wenjing Duan.

 

Dr Suman Seth
Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds.
'Assessing deprivation with an ordinal variable - theory and application to sanitation deprivation in Bangladesh'

2018

Dr Sambit Bhattacharyya, Department of Economics, University of Sussex. 'Intensive and extensive margins of mining and development: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa', with Nemera Mamo and Alexander Moradi.

Dr Amrita Dhillon, Department of Economics, Kings College, London. 'Using social connections and financial incentives to solve coordination failure: A quasi-field experiment in India’s manufacturing sector', with Farzana Afridi, Sherry Xin Li, Swati Sharma.

Dr Elena Barcena Martin, Department of Statistics and Economics, University of Malaga. 'A simple subgroup decomposable measure of downward (and upward) income mobility', with Olga Canto

Dr Florent Bresson, Department of Economics, CERDI, Université Clermont Auvergne. 'Halving poverty: A robustness assessment of the MDGs’ achievements with respect to poverty alleviation.

Dr Gaston Yalonetzky, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford. 'Pro-poor growth with intergenerational mobility: the case of overcrowding in Mexico', with Suman Seth and Jacques Silber.

Dr Caterina Gennaioli, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London. 'Competition and conflict: Evidence from a community driven development program in Indonesia', with Teevrat Garg, Stefania Lovo and Gregor Singer.

2017

 

Dr Emmanuel Flachaire, Department of Economics, Aix-Marseille Université, AMSE GREQAM. 'More reliable estimates of inequality measures'

Dr Natalie Quinn, Department of Economics and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford. 'Women's empowerment in Tunisia: A discrete choice experiment to elicit weights for a multidimensional measure'.

Dr Sanchari Roy, Department of Economics, Kings College London. 'Mothers and Daughters: Inheritance Reforms, Bargaining Power and Child Education in India'

Dr. Stefano Caria, Department of Economics, University of Oxford. 'The Selection of Talent. Experimental and Structural Evidence from Ethiopia', with Girum Abebe and Esteban Ortiz Ospina.

Dr Suman Seth, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. 'Poverty measurement with ordinal variables - a class of additively decomposable measures', with Gaston Yalonetzky.

Dr Francisco Oteiza, Department of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London. 'Information, Social Status and Health Investments: Evidence from an RCT in Nigeria', with Laura Abramovsky, Britta Augsburg, Melanie Lührmann and Juan Pablo Rud.

 

2016


Dr. Sabina Alkire, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. 'Exploring multidimensional poverty in China', with Yangyang Shen

Dr Lucie Gadenne, Department of Economics, University of Warwick and University of California, Berkeley. 'The Economics of Ration Shop Systems'


Dr Amrita Dhillon, Department of Economics, Kings College London. 'Exposing Corruption: The impact of electoral competition on politician behavior', with F. Afridi and E. Solan

Dr Stefano Caria, Department of Economics, University of Oxford. 'Curse of anonymity or tyranny of distance? The impact of job search support in urban Ethiopia', with Girum Abebe, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Quinn.

Dr Gaston Yalonetzky, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. 'Has the world converged? A robust analysis of non-monetary bounded indicators', with Suman Seth.

Dr Florent Bresson, CERDI and Ecole d'économie, Université d'Auvergne. 'Measuring robustness for poverty comparisons: Revisiting progresses in poverty reduction during then MDG era', with Anne Viallefont

Dr Francisco Oteiza, Department of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London. 'Weather and Agriculture: Effects and Responses in Rural Peru', with Fernando Aragon and Juan Pablo Rud.

 

2015

 

Dr Juan Pablo Rud, Department of Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London. 'Wage dispersion, job creation and development: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa'.

Dr Pramila Krishnan, Department of Economics, University of Cambridge. 'The natural resource curse revisited: Theory and evidence from India', with A. Dhillon, M. Patnam and C. Perroni.

Dr Natalie Quinn, Department of Economics and St John's College, University of Oxford. 'Representation of a Separable Symmetric Preorder, with Application to Welfare and Poverty Measurement'.

Dr Gaston Yalonetzky, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. 'Twin Peaks? Looking at the world's per capita income distribution with the lens of relative bipolarisation', with Jose Martin Lima Velazquez.

Dr Florent Bresson, CERDI and Ecole d'économie, Université d'Auvergne. 'More on multidimensional, intertemporal and chronic poverty orderings'.

 

2014


Dr Erlend Berg, Department of Economics, University of Bristol. 'Can public works increase wages? Evidence from India', with Sambit Bhattacharyya, Rajasekhar Durgam and Manjula Ramachandra.

Dr Suman Seth, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford. 'Measuring and Decomposing Inequality among the Multidimensionally Poor using Ordinal Data: A Counting Approach', with Sabine Alkire.

Dr Gaston Yalonetzky, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. 'Pro-poorest poverty reduction with counting measures: the non-anonymous case', with Jose Gallegos.

Dr Catherine Porter, School of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University. 'The impact of drought and food prices on vulnerability in Ethiopia', with Ruth Hill.

Dr Jose Martin Lima Velazquez, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. 'The assessment of poverty in Mexico: transition from a unidimensional to a multidimensional measurement approach'

Back to top