Nicolai-Suppa_web Job Title: Research Associate
Contact Details: Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Volkswirtschaftslehre (Öffentliche Finanzen)
D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
Tel:(+49)231 755-4374


Since 2014, Dr Suppa has been working on the research project “Multidimensional Poverty Measurement in Germany and the EU” at TU Dortmund (Chair of Public Economics). This research project is funded by the German research foundation (DFG).

In 2011 he received the Kuklys Prize for the best conference paper from a graduate student at the HDCA Annual Conference. In 2013 he was awarded the Cairncross Prize for the best paper presented by a younger member of the society at the SES conference.

Research interests

Multidimensional poverty measurement; applied econometrics; welfare economics; capability approach; labour economics.


2013 Ph.D. in Economics, TU Dortmund (Germany)

2008 Diploma in Sociology, TU Dortmund (Germany)

2007 Diploma in Economics, TU Dortmund (Germany)

Selected Publications


“Comparing Monetary and Multidimensional Poverty in Germany.” OPHI Working Paper 103, University of Oxford.


“Towards a Multidimensional Poverty Index for Germany” OPHI Working Paper No. 98, University of Oxford.

“Capability Deprivation and Life Satisfaction. Evidence from German Panel Data, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 16 (2), 173–199


“The Capability Perspective: Basic Features and their Relevance for Social Policy,” in H. U. Otto and H. Ziegler (eds.), Critical Social Policy and the Capability Approach, Verlag Barbara Budrich.