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
3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB.
Tel: 01865 271915


As Senior Research Officer, Natalie conducts research within OPHI’s research themes and supports other OPHI researchers.

Natalie concurrently holds the position of Domus Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, where she teaches and directs studies in Economics.  Before joining OPHI Natalie was Career Development Fellow in Economics at St John’s College and the Department of Economics.  Earlier, she spent two years as Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone (an ODI Fellowship).


  • 2012 DPhil in Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford
  • 2006 MPhil in Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford
  • 2002 BA in Natural Sciences (Theoretical Physics), King’s College, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Current research interests include axiomatic foundations for multidimensional poverty measurement and eliciting people’s values over multiple dimensions of poverty to inform the construction of multidimensional poverty measures.  Natalie is also interested evaluating the impact of development interventions on poverty and inequality.  Earlier research focussed on the measurement of poverty over time.

Selected Publications

Quinn, N.N. (2017). Chronic Poverty and Poverty Dynamics: Resolving a Paradox in the Normative Basis for Intertemporal Poverty Measures.  Research on Economic Inequality (forthcoming).

Porter, C. and Quinn, N.N. (2013). Measuring Intertemporal Poverty: Policy Options for the Poverty Analyst.  In G. Betti and A. Lemmi (eds), Poverty and Social Exclusion: New Methods of Analysis (Routledge).

Curriculum Vitae

Natalie Naïri Quinn CV (pdf)