Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London.
Deputy Director, Centre for Globalisation Research, Queen Mary, University of London.
F.B. 4.02B, Francis Bancroft Building
Mile End Road,
Tel: +44 (0)207 882 2966, Fax: +44 (0)207 882 3615
Office hours: On leave, January to July, Visiting Fellow at Cornell University
Research Interests: Economic Growth and Development, Applied Econometrics, Measurement of Inequality and Poverty, Political Economy
Courses taught: BUS330: Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy (Michaelmas Term)
Are Media and ICTs Associated with Inequality and Poverty?, Research in Economic Inequality, 22, July 2014: 185-216. 2014.
On the Relationship Between Fertility and Wealth: Evidence from Widow Suicides (Satis) in Early Colonial India, with Elliott Green, Economics Letters, 120, August 2013: 302-304. DP version here CGR WP 41, Queen Mary, University of London.
Reference Distributions and Inequality Measurement, with Frank Cowell and Emmanuel Flachaire, Journal of Economic Inequality, 11, 4, 2013: 421-437. DP version here
Convergence Clubs in Incomes across Indian States: Is There Evidence of a Neighbours' Effect?, Economics Letters, 116, September 2012: 565--570,. DP version here
Convergence Club Empirics: Evidence from Indian States, Research in Economic Inequality, 20, July 2012: 175-203. STICERD DARP DP 69
Rich States, Poor States: Convergence and Polarisation across Indian States, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 57(3), June 2011: 414-436. Oxford University, Department of Economics WP 266.
Variable Incomes and Vulnerable Households, with Frank Cowell, Research in Economic Inequality, 13, July 2006: 3-30.
"Twin Peaks - Distribution Dynamics of Economic Growth across Indian states", in Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Prospects for Pro-Poor Growth, edited by Anthony Shorrocks and Rolph van der Hoeven, Oxford University Press Jan.2004
Mobility as diversity: theory and application to life satisfaction measures in the UK, with Gaston Yalonetzky, May 2015
Spatial Inequality and Stochastic Convergence across Indian States, with Jan Luksic, April 2015
Urbanization and Mortality Decline, with Elliott Green, November 2013. CGR WP 46 Queen Mary, University of London
Precolonial Centralisation and Contemporary Development in Uganda, with Elliott Green, August 2012, EOPP Discussion Paper Series No.39, STICERD, LSE, also CGR WP 40, Queen Mary, University of London
The Vulnerable Are Not (Necessarily) the Poor September 2012. CGR WP 39 Queen Mary, University of London
Redistributive Taxation, Public Expenditures and the Size of Government, with Joan Esteban (December 2009) DARP Discussion Paper Series No.95, STICERD, LSE
Goodness-of-fit: An Economic Approach, with Frank Cowell and Emmanuel Flachaire (May 2009) DARP Discussion Paper Series No.101 , STICERD, LSE, also Oxford University Economics Department Working Paper 444. New version of paper Inequality, Entropy and Goodness of Fit, April 2011.
Taxation and Public Expenditures, with Joan Esteban (October 2007)
Modelling Vulnerability in the UK, with
Frank Cowell (October 2007), DARP Discussion Paper Series No.89, STICERD,
Regional Distribution Dynamics of Economic Growth across Indian states, 1965-1988, London School of Economics Development Studies Working Paper Series, No. 00-06. 2000.
Works in progress
Stationary and Non-stationary Regressors in a Panel Data Framework: An Application to the Inequality and Growth relationship.
On the Dynamics of Equity and Growth.
Determinants of Political Preferences: A Cross-country Study.
Mobility as diversity: theory and application to life satisfaction measures in the UK
India at LSE blog article, 4th November 2013: Making sense of the Rajan reportís ranking of Indian statesí development
India at LSE blog article, 23rd September 2013: Do richer people have more children? Evidence from widow suicides in colonial India
Africa at LSE blog article, with Elliott Green, 8th July 2013: Nation Building and Conflict in Modern Africa
India at LSE blog article, 27th March 2013: Why Inequality in India is on the Rise
India at LSE blog article, 18th February 2013: Why is Economic Growth across Indian States Uneven
Dennis De Widt: Local government fiscal stress: a comparative analysis of three European state systems
Sana Hussain: Financial development and economic growth
Analysis Research Programme, STICERD,
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