anavaz Job Title: Senior Research Officer
Contact Details:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford
Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB, UK
Tel +44 1865 271915


Ana Vaz is a Senior Research Officer at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Her primary research interests are Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics, and her work at OPHI has focused on the policy applications of the Alkire Foster method for multidimensional measurement. Ana previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and at the Catholic University of Portugal.


2013 DPhil in Economics, University of Oxford, UK
2009 MPhil in Economics (Distinction), University of Oxford, UK
2005 Post-graduation in Economics (top student), Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
2002 B.Sc. in Economics (ranked in top 2% of the students), Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Selected Publications

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Vaz, A. (2015). “Changes Over Time in Multidimensional Poverty: Methodology and Results for 34 Countries.” OPHI Working Papers 76, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Meinzen-Dick, R., Peterman, A., Quisumbing, A. R., Seymour, G. and Vaz, A. (2013) ‘The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index’, in World Development 52 (2013) 71-91.

Vaz, A. (2012). Interpersonal Influence Regarding the Decision to Vote within Mozambican Households, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Working Paper Series, No. 14.

Vaz, A. (2009). The Impact of Oportunidades on Leisure, Work and Time Allocation of Men and Women in Urban Mexico, MPhil dissertation, University of Oxford, mimeograph.

Curriculum Vitae

Ana Vaz CV

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