University of Manchester, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Lecturer in Economics, University of Manchester, UK
Development and applied microeconomics: poverty, intra-household inequality, health, gender, education
Research Affiliate, Institute for Fiscal Studies (2020–present); Consultant, Development Economics Research Group (DECRG), World Bank (2015–present); Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Central European University (2018–2020)
PhD in Economics, Georgetown University, 2017
“Headship and poverty in Africa.” World Bank Economic Review 35 (2021): 1038–1056 (with D. van de Walle).
“Sharing the pie: An analysis of undernutrition and individual consumption in Bangladesh.” Journal of Public Economics 200 (2021): 104460 (with R. Calvi and J. Penglase).
“Most of Africa’s nutritionally deprived women and children are not found in poor households.” Review of Economics and Statistics 101 (2019): 631–644 (with M. Ravallion and D. van de Walle).
“A poor means test? Econometric targeting in Africa.” Journal of Development Economics 134 (2018): 109–124 (with with M. Ravallion and D. van de Walle).
Measuring poverty within the household
Standard poverty measures may drastically understate the problem; the collective household model can helpA key element of anti-poverty policy is the accurate identification of poor individuals. However, measuring poverty at the individual level is difficult since consumption data are typically collected at the household level. Per capita measures based on household-level data ignore both inequality within the household and economies of scale in consumption. The collective household model offers an alternative and promising framework to estimate poverty at the individual level while accounting for both inequality within the household and economies of scale in consumption.MoreLess