Book by OPHI Research Associates powers into top 25 World Bank downloads

A book co-authored by OPHI Research Associate Professor James Foster and Research Officer Suman Seth has become one of the top 25 most downloaded World Bank books of all time in less than six months.

The book, ‘A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Practice’, which can be downloaded for free here, was published on 10 May of this year.

Seth and Foster, who is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, co-wrote the book with the World Bank’s Michael Lokshin and Zurab Sajaia. An introduction to the theory and practice of measuring poverty and inequality, the book is also a user’s guide for analyzing income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the World Bank’s ADePT software.

Despite having been available for less than six months, by 1 October the book was just outside the top 20 of the World Bank’s most downloaded books.

‘A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality’ was launched in Oxford by Foster and Seth on 19 June 2013, at an event chaired by Sudhir Anand, Professor of Economics at Oxford University. You can see the presentation given by Foster and Seth here.

The book can be downloaded free as a PDF here.