OPHI researchers presented a number of papers at a conference held by the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) at the University of Bari in Italy. The conference, which was held on 22-24 July 2013, provided a forum for rigorous analysis of inequality, welfare and redistribution issues, and discussion of the policy implications of the research findings in this field.
OPHI Research Officer Mauricio Apablaza and Research Associate Gaston Yalonetzky presented ‘Measuring Chronic Multidimensional Poverty: A counting approach’, a paper written jointly with Sabina Alkire and Satya Chakravarty. OPHI Research Officer José Manuel Roche and Research Associate Maria Emma Santos presented ‘In search of a multidimensional poverty index for Latin America’, while OPHI Research Officer Suman Seth presented on ‘Analysis of Inequality across the Multidimensionally Poor and across Population Subgroups for Counting Approaches’.
You can read the full programme here.
The keynote speakers at the conference were Ravi Kanbur of Cornell University, Martin Ravallion of Georgetown University and Yale University’s John E. Roemer.
During the conference, a meeting of the ECINEQ General Assembly elected four new members to its Council, including OPHI’s Director Sabina Alkire. Current members of the 12-strong Council include François Bourguignon of the Paris School of Economics; Andrea Brandolini of the Bank of Italy; and Francisco Ferreira of the World Bank.
ECINEQ was founded in 2005 as a not-for-profit association which aims to provide an international forum for all researchers interested in the study of economic inequality and related fields, bringing together a diversity of perspectives (theoretical and empirical, micro and macro etc.).
It works to improve the interaction between researchers, policymakers and all actors interested in understanding the determinants as well as the implications of economic inequality and poverty, and has over 200 members from more than 70 countries, affiliated with universities or the civil service. For more information, click here.