OPHI’s Seth and Vaz to speak at welfare economics conference in Tokyo

OPHI Research Officers Suman Seth and Ana Vaz will be presenting at a two-day conference at Hitosubashi University in Tokyo, Japan on ‘Welfare Economics and its Applications‘ on 24 and 25 March 2014.

During the first day of the event, Seth will speak on ‘Dominance, Ambiguity and Comparison Robustness of Composite Indices‘, research covered in OPHI working paper 26b, ‘Rank robustness of composite indices: Dominance and ambiguity’, written by Seth with James Foster and Mark McGillivray.

Vaz will lecture on ‘Multidimensional Impact Evaluation‘, making a case for using a multidimensional poverty analysis methodology to assess the impact of poverty reduction programmes.

Other contributors to the event include Norihito Sakamoto of the Tokyo University of Science, who will speak on the second day in a session titled ‘Assessing the Employment Effects of Japanese Employment Policy for People with Disabilities: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Approach’.

You can find out more the conference here.