bouba Job Title: 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


Bouba Housseini is currently a Research Officer at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). His research interests include welfare economics, demographic economics, economic growth and applied econometrics. He is mainly in charge of OPHI’s outreach work in Africa. Bouba holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Université Laval in Canada and a M.Sc. in Statistics from Institut National de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée (INSEA) in Morocco.

Prior to joining OPHI, Bouba has taught Development Economics in undergraduate and graduate programmes at Université Laval in Canada. He has served as a consultant to the International Development Research Center (IDRC) in Canada, and for Capital Consulting in Morocco. His previous work experience also includes collaborations with various UN agencies, in particular, the UNDP Human Development Report Office (HDRO).


2008 – 2014 Ph.D. in Economics, Université Laval, Quebec (Canada).

2003 – 2006 M.Sc. in Statistics (with honors), Institut National de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée (INSEA), Rabat (Morocco).

2001 – 2003 B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics (with honors), Faculty of Sciences, Université Ibn Tofail, Kenitra (Morocco).

Selected Publications

“Quality, Quantity and Duration of Lives,” (with Jean-Yves Duclos), Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 48, No. 1, 2015. Also published as FERDI Working Paper P118, January 2015, Serie: Development policies.

“Multidimentional Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Levels and Trends” (with Sabina Alkire), OPHI Working Paper 81, Oxford University.

“Life Quantity, Life Quality and Longevity: an Intertemporal Social Evaluation Framework” (with Jean-Yves Duclos), CIRPEE Working paper 2013-15, Laval University.

Curriculum Vitae

Housseini CV

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