Category Archives: Seminar Series

Seminar Series 2021 – Archive

Michaelmas Term 2021

Series organisers: Dr Sabina Alkire (University of Oxford) Professor James Foster (Georges Washington University) Pedro Conceição (UNDP HDRO)

UNDP HDRO & OPHI authors
11 Oct: Unmasking Disparities: Ethnicity, Race and Gender’
This event will also take place in person in Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB. Please note that due to the current events regulations, only members of the University of Oxford will be allowed to attend the event in person. Others will be able to participate online.

Dr Sabina Alkire, OPHI
18 Oct, ‘On Data Availability for Assessing Monetary and Multidimensional Poverty
This event will also take place in person in Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB. Please note that due to the current events regulations, only members of the University of Oxford will be allowed to attend the event in person. Others will be able to participate online.

Professor James Foster, GWU
25 Oct, ‘Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations

Dr Liyousew Borga, Luxembourg, Dr Conchita D’Ambrosio, Luxembourg
8 Nov, ‘Social Protection and Multidimensional Poverty’

Dr Nicolai Suppa, CED
15 Nov, ‘On Track or Not? Projecting the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

Dr Neeti Pokhriyal, Dartmouth, Dr Damien Christophe Jacques, Louvain, Various Speakers
22 Nov, ‘Predicting and Mapping MPI using Geospatial and Combined Disparate Data Sources

Dr Matthew Robson, York
29 Nov, ‘Distributional Impacts of Cash Transfers on the Multidimensional Poverty of Refugees: The ESSN programme in Turkey

Hilary Term 2021

These seminars were organised jointly with the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University and the UNDP Human Development Report Office. They will be hosted by Professor James Foster, GWU.

Series organisers: Dr Sabina Alkire (University of Oxford) Professor James Foster (Georges Washington University) Pedro Conceição (UNDP HDRO)

Dr Nicolai Suppa, CED, OPHI
18 January: ‘Sensitivity analyses in poverty measurement: The case of the global Multidimensional Poverty Index’.

Professor Sabina Alkire, OPHI
25 Jan: ‘Changes over time in the global Multidimensional Poverty Index’.

Dr Elina Scheja, Sida
1 Feb: ‘Moderate internationally comparable MPI’.

Mr Jakob Dirksen, OPHI
8 Feb: ‘Multidimensional poverty indices and children: Four measurement strategies’.

Dr Cecilia Calderon, UNDP HDRO
15 Feb: ‘Multidimensional Deprivation Index: an experimental measure for European developed countries’.

Dr Rizwan Ul Haq, PIDE
22 Feb: ‘Analysing individual deprivations alongside household poverty: Possibilities for gendered, intrahousehold, and multidimensional analyses’.

Dr Maria Emma Santos, CONICET, OPHI
1 Mar: ‘Inequality among the multidimensionally poor in over 100 countries’.

Dr Suman Seth, University of Leeds, OPHI
8 Mar: ‘Growth elasticity of multidimensional poverty in India between 2005/06 and 2015/16’

Seminar Series 2020 – Archive

Michaelmas Term 2020

The following seminars will be given at 1pm on Fridays and will take place online. Details and registration on talks.ox.ac.uk
Convenors: Dr Ricardo Nogales, Dr Hector Moreno

Prof Sabina Alkire, OPHI
Dr Usha Kanagaratnam, OPHI
16 Oct: ‘A journey of acute poverty: the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)’
Download the Powerpoint presentation ‘A journey of acute poverty’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Dr Ebelechukwu Maduekwe, Technical University of Munich
23 Oct: ‘Measuring human recognition for women in Malawi using the Alkire-Foster method of multidimensional poverty counting’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Dr Mónica Pinilla-Roncancio, Universidad de Los Andes and OPHI
Dr Paul Rodriguez, Universidad del Rosario
30 Oct: ‘Catastrophic payments and multidimensional poverty: A longitudinal analysis’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Mr Richard Freund, Young Lives
6 Nov: ‘Construction of an internationally comparable Child Multidimensional Poverty Index’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Dr María Emma Santos, Universidad Nacional del Sur, CONICET and OPHI
13 Nov: ‘Poor households or poor individuals? The issue of the unit of identification when designing an MPI’
(There is no video of this seminar)

Dr Frank Vollmer, OPHI
Dr Piero Conforti, FAO
Dr José A. Rosero Moncayo, WB
20 Nov: ‘Measuring rural poverty with a multidimensional approach: conceptual framework and empirical results’
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Dr Gastón Yalonetzky, University of Leeds and OPHI
27 Nov: ‘Endogenous weights and multidimensional poverty: A cautionary tale’
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Prof Sabina Alkire, OPHI
Miss Fanni Kovesdi, OPHI
4 Dec: ‘A bird’s eye view of well-being: Exploring a multidimensional measure for the UK’
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Hilary Term 2020

1pm–2pm, Seminar Room 2
All welcome.

24 January: Dr Benoît Decerf, University of Namur
Too young to die: Deprivation measures combining poverty and premature mortality

07 February: Ms Putu Natih, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
Building a composite Multidimensional Poverty Index using Delphi dimensions, indicators and weights

14 February: Professor Kirsten Sehnbruch, London School of Economics and Dr Mauricio Apablaza, Universidad del Desarrollo
The quality of employment (QoE) in nine Latin American countries: A multidimensional perspective

21 February: Professor James Foster, George Washington University
Unidimensional underpinnings of multidimensional counting measures

28 February: Dr Hector Moreno, OPHI
On synthetic income panels

06 March: Dr Laurence Roope, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford
Identifying inequality benchmark incomes

13 March: Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Queen Mary University of London
Robust non-parametric estimation of inequality measures with contaminated data

Seminar Series 2017 – Archive

Hilary Term 2017

Monday 16th January
Good governance and multidimensional poverty – A comparative analysis of 71 countries
Dr. Christoph Jindra, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford (joint work with Dr. Ana Vaz, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford)

Monday 23rd January
No seminar this week

Monday 30th January
Incorporating environmental and natural resources within analyses of multidimensional poverty
Dr. Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI, University of Oxford (joint work with Dr. Géraldine Thiry, Université catholique de Louvain)

Monday 6th February
Inequality aversion, self-interest and MPI: A Ugandan lab-in-the-field experiment
Matthew Robson, PhD student, Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York

Monday 13th February
Are zeros distinct? Modelling the determinants of (enforced) deprivation for 14 EU countries
Selçuk Bedük, DPhil student, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Monday 20th February
Representation of a separable symmetric preorder, with applications to welfare and poverty measurement
Dr. Natalie Quinn, Career Development Fellow in Economics, St John’s College, Oxford

Monday 27th February
Ethnic diversity and multidimensional poverty
Dr. Bilal Malaeb, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford and Dr. Christian Oldiges, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 6th March
Title TBA
Dr. Rod Hick, Lecturer in Social Policy, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Michaelmas Term 2017

Monday 9th October
Multidimensional Poverty in Measurement and Policy
Professor John Hammock and Dr Bilal Malaeb, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 16th October
Multidimensional Impact Evaluation: The Case of WINGS in Uganda
Dr Bilal Malaeb, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford (Joint work with Eustace Uzor, LSE)

Monday 23rd October
The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and other global indices
Dr Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 30th October
Walls of Glass. Measuring Deprivation in Social Participation
Dr Nicolai Suppa, Research Associate, TU Dortmund

Monday 6th November
Causal claims to wellbeing improvement: the QuIP quest for better impact evaluation
Professor James Copestake, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

Monday 13th November
Chronic or Acute? Preference-Consistent measurement of Poverty over time
Dr Natalie Quinn, Senior Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 20th November
Income and Multidimensional Poverty in Indonesia
Dr Usha Kanagaratnam, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 27th November
Multidimensional Poverty and Violence
Dr Christian Oldiges, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford

Seminar Series 2019 – Archive

Friday 6 December
Sensitivity analyses in poverty measurement: The case of the global multidimensional poverty index’
With: Dr. Nicolai Suppa

Friday 29 November
The creative wealth of nations
With: Mr. Patrick Kabanda

Friday 22 November
Revisions of the global multidimensional poverty index (MPI): Indicator options and their empirical assessment
With: Dr. Usha Kanagaratnam

Friday 15 November
Relationships between monetary poverty and the global MPI: Joint, separate or correlated distributions?
With: Dr. Matthew Robson

Friday 1 November
The role of inequality in poverty measurement
With: Prof. Sabina Alkire

Friday 25 October
Multidimensional energy poverty: A quasi-experimental approach applied to education
With: Mr. Jeff Pagel

Friday 18 October
The first revision of the global MPI: Empirical insights and robustness
With: Dr. Ricardo Nogales

Monday 4 March
Taking into account gender and intra-household dynamics: Oxfam’s experience of assessing resilience capacities at the household and individual levels
With: Ms Alexia Pretari (Oxfam)

Monday 25 February
In quest of a better life: international labour migration and poverty in rural Bangladesh
With: Dr Ricardo Nogales (OPHI, University of Oxford), Dr Christian Oldiges (OPHI, University of Oxford)

Monday 18 February
How effective are CCT programs in reducing multiple deprivations? Some insights from Philippines’ 4Ps program
With: Dr Suman Seth (University of Leeds Business School)

Monday 11 February
Material deprivation and intra-household allocation across Europe
With: Dr Tania Burchardt (London School of Economics)

Monday 4 February
Child poverty in South Asia
With: Dr Sabina Alkire (OPHI, University of Oxford)

Monday 21 January
Assessing deprivation with ordinal variables: depth sensitivity and poverty aversion
With: Dr Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Leeds, Business School)

Monday 14 January
Women's empowerment in Tunisia: a discrete choice experiment to elicit weights for a multidimensional index
With: Dr Natalie Quinn (OPHI, University of Oxford)

Seminar Series 2018 – Archive

Monday 26 November
Towards A Global Asset Indicator: Re-assessing the Asset Indicator in the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index
With: Dr. Frank Vollmer (OPHI)

Monday 19 November
Measurement and Decomposition of Multidimensional Work Well-being Inequality in India
With: Ms. Sayli Javadekar, University of Geneva

Monday 12 November
Defining and Measuring Health Poverty
With: Prof. Philip Clarke, University of Oxford

Monday 5 November
A Meta-analysis of Oxfam's Women's Empowerment Projects
With: Mr. Simone Lombardini, Oxfam

Monday 22 October
Poverty Traps and Child Well-being in South Africa
With: Dr. Marisa von Fintel, Stellenbosch University

Monday 15 October
Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India: Changes over Time
With: Dr. Sabina Alkire (OPHI)

Monday 8 October
The New Global Multidimensional Poverty Index
With: Dr. Sabina Alkire (OPHI) and Dr. Usha Kanagaratnam (OPHI)

Monday 19 March
Child poverty, public expenditure, and social policy in South Asia
With: Dr Abdul Alim (UNICEF)

Monday 5 March
Building a Child MPI
With: Dr Ana Vaz (OPHI-University of Oxford)

Monday 26 February
Incorporating a Delphi Method within Poverty Measurement: A Case Study of West Java, Indonesia
With: Putu Natih (University of Oxford)

Monday 19 February
Income and Multidimensional Poverty in Indonesia
With: Dr Usha Kanagaratnam (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative)

Monday 12 February
The Cost of Fitting In
With: Professor Jonathan Wolff (Blavatnik School of Government)

Monday 5 February
Multidimensional Poverty Indices for Children from Household Surveys: Lessons and Ways Forward
With: Dr Martin Evans (Overseas Development Institute)

Monday 29 January
Multidimensional Poverty and Violence
With: Dr. Christian Oldiges, OPHI - Oxford University

Monday 15 January
Understanding the Differences between the MPI and MODA
With: Dr. Sabina Alkire, OPHI Director

Seminar Series 2016 – Archive

Monday 28 November
Do alternative measures of poverty matter? A comparison between consumption poverty and multidimensional poverty in Indonesia
With: Usha Kanagaratnam, DPhil candidate

Monday 21 November
Multidimensional poverty in China 2010-2014 Presentation
With: Yangyang Shen, OPHI

Monday 14 November
Changes in multidimensional poverty among countries in Sub-Saharan Africa – Results for 35 Countries
With: Christoph Jindra, OPHI

Monday 7 November
Measurement and determinants of child multidimensional poverty in Senegal
With: Bouba Housseini, OPHI

Monday 31 October
The research agenda on multidimensional poverty: important and as-yet unanswered questions
With: Dr Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI

Monday 24 October
The Role of Natural Resources in the Aid-Growth-Poverty Puzzle
With: Juliana Milovich, University Paris Nanterre, France.

Monday 17 October
From academic research to policy and impact: lessons learned from OPHI Presentation
With: John Hammock, Co-founder of OPHI

Monday 10 October
Global MPI 2016 Presentation
With: Dr Sabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra, Bouba Housseini & Yangyang Shen

Monday 7 March
Changes in Multidimensional Poverty - some preliminary new results
With: Christoph Jindra, Research Officer, OPHI

Monday 29 February
Dynamic Measurement of China's Multidimensional Poverty and Stability Analysis - based on a comparison with income poverty Presentation
With: Yingfeng Fang, Wuhan University

Monday 22 February
Growth and Poverty Revisited from a Multidimensional Perspective Presentation
With: Maria Emma Santos, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas & OPHI

Monday 15 February
China's Global MPI Presentation
With: Yangyang Shen, Research Officer, OPHI

Monday 8 February
A Typology for the Measures of Poverty Using Multiple Deprivation Indicators Presentation
With: Selcuk Beduk, Department of Social Policy & Intervention, University of Oxford

Monday 1 February
Measuring Autonomy: Evidence from Bangladesh Presentation
With: Ana Vaz, Research Officer, OPHI

Monday 25 January
Measuring Multidimensional Poverty for Children aged 0-17: an exploratory analysis
With: Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI

Monday 18 January
Work and Well-being. A Conceptual Suggestion based on the Capability Approach Presentation
With: Nicolai Suppa, Technical University of Dortmund

Seminar Series 2015 – Archive

Monday 30 November
Multidimensional poverty in Brazil, 2000-2010
With: Adriana Stankiewicz Serra, Institute of Economics - University of Campinas, Brazil and Leeds University Business School

Monday 23 November
Missing the unhealthy? Examining the empirical validity of the Material Deprivation Indices of poverty Presentation
With: Selcuk Beduk, Department of Social Policy & Intervention, University of Oxford

Monday 16 November
Measuring malnutrition and dietary diversity: Theory and evidence from India Presentation
With: Christian Oldiges, Heidelberg University

Monday 9 November
MPI - A Stata command for the Alkire-Foster method Presentation
With: Christoph Jindra, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 2 November
Union vs intermediate approach to identification of poverty and some policy implications Presentation
With: Gisela Robles Aguilar, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 26 October
Measuring deprivation with exogenous weighting schemes and the possibility of heterogeneous target levels
With: Anders Herlitz(1) & David Horan(2), 1)Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg & Department of Philosophy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2)Department of Economics, Oxford Brookes University

Monday 19 October
The aspirational power of measuring poverty: How the Poverty Stoplight can complement the MPI Presentation
With: Katharina Hammler, Fundación Paraguaya

Monday 12 October
Introduction to OPHI
With: Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI

Monday 9 March
‘A Multidimensional Poverty Index in the Sustainable Development Goals - interim reflections’ Presentation
With: Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI

Monday 2 March
‘Identifying the destitute: An ordinal approach for identifying linked subsets of multidimensionally poor’
With: Suman Seth, Senior Research Officer, OPHI

Monday 23 February
‘Economic growth, inequality and multidimensional poverty: Evidence from a panel of countries’
With: Bouba Housseini, Research Officer, OPHI

Monday 16 February
Multidimensional poverty of households with disabled members in five Latin American countries
With: Monica Pinilla, DPhil student at the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham

Monday 9 February
‘Inequality, growth and living standards in the OECD’ Presentation
With: Brian Nolan, Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford and Director of the Employment, Equity and Growth Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Monday 2 February
‘An exploration of the multidimensional poverty of women at household and individual level’ Presentation
With: Gisela Robles Aguilar, Research Officer, OPHI

Monday 26 January
‘Measuring women’s autonomy in Chad and its associations with breastfeeding practices’ Presentation
With: Ana Vaz, Research Officer, OPHI

Seminar Series 2014 – Archive

Monday 1 December
'Robust pro-poorest poverty reduction with counting measures: the anonymous case' Presentation
With: Gaston Yalonetzky, Lecturer of Economics, University of Leeds

Monday 24 November
'Multidimensional poverty and inequality' Presentation
With: Bouba Housseini, OPHI Research Officer

Monday 17 November
'Multidimensional poverty measurement for EU-SILC countries' Presentation
With: Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI

Monday 10 November
'Multidimensional poverty and inclusive growth in India: An analysis using growth elasticities' Presentation
With: Suman Seth, Senior Research Officer, OPHI

Tuesday 4 November
Special Guest Lecture at 5pm: 'The Art, the (Social) Science and the Politics of Building State Capability for Implementation' Presentation
With: Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank

Monday 27 October
'Understanding later life from a multidimensional perspective' Presentation
With: Jiweon Jun, Research Officer, Centre for Time Use Research, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford

Monday 20 October
'An empirical exploration of the “Shame of poverty” for Chile in 2009' Presentation
With: Gisela Robles Aguilar, Research Officer, OPHI

Monday 13 October
'Introduction to OPHI' Presentation
With: Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI

Thursday 13 March
'Measuring human development index: The old, the new and the elegant' Presentation
With: Srijit Mishra, Associate Professor, Indira Ghandi Institute of Development Research

Thursday 6 March
'Assessing the impact of corruption on peace and development: A look at the Global Peace Index and the Mexico Peace Index'
With: Thomas Morgan, Research Fellow, Institute of Economics and Peace

Thursday 27 February
'Who are the poorest of the poor? Assessing Ultra Poverty in Developing Countries'
With: Suman Seth, Research Officer OPHI

Thursday 20 February
'Dynamics and drivers of consumption and multidimensional poverty: Evidence from rural Ethiopia' Presentation
With: Sindu W. Kebede, Post Doctoral Researcher, Humboldt University

Thursday 13 February
'Are there ethnic inequality traps in education? Evidence from Brazil and Chile' Presentation
With: Adriana Conconi, Research Officer OPHI

Thursday 6 February
'Multidimensional poverty and impact evaluation' Presentation
With: Ana Vaz, Research Officer OPHI

Thursday 23 January
'The methodologies of computing changes over time in multidimensional poverty: Comparisons and contrasts' Presentation
With: Sabina Alkire, Director OPHI