Professor Andy Sumner

Professor Andy Sumner

Job Title: Research Associate
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Twitter: @andypsumner


Andy is a Research Associate at OPHI, as well as a Professor of International Development at King’s College London.

He is also Director of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Global Challenges Strategic Research Network on Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics.

Andy has twenty years’ international research experience using both qualitative and quantitative methods and has published extensively.

He was appointed at King’s in 2012 and was co-founder of the King’s International Development Institute, which later became the Department of International Development. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of UNU-WIDER and the Center for Global Development, Washington, DC; and a Visiting Fellow Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia and a Research Associate of the Department of International Development, University of Oxford.

Research Interests

Poverty, inequality and economic development in middle-income developing countries and Southeast Asia.