Dr Christian Oldiges

Job Title: Director of Policy
Email: christian.oldiges@qeh.ox.ac.uk
Social media: @OldigesCH


Christian leads OPHI’s outreach team supporting governments in building national multidimensional poverty indices in South Asia and many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. 

In Oxford, he undertakes microeconomic research on the determinants of multidimensional poverty, such as conflict and migration.


PhD in Economics, Heidelberg University, Germany 

Research interests

Development economics; poverty measurement; impact evaluation of anti-poverty programmes.

Selected publications

Alkire, S., et al, (2020). ‘Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India 2005/62015/16: Still a Long Way to Go but the Poorest Are Catching Up’, OPHI Research in Progress 54b, University of Oxford. 

Oldiges, C., Nogales, R. (2020). ‘In Quest of a Better Life: International Labour Migration and the Many Forms of Poverty’, Migration Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Klonner, S. and Oldiges, C. (2019). ‘The welfare effects of India’s Rural Employment Guarantee’, OPHI Working Paper 129, University of Oxford.

Oldiges, C. (2017). ‘Measuring malnutrition and dietary diversity: Theory and evidence from India’, OPHI Working Paper 108, University of Oxford.

Curriculum vitae

Christian Oldiges CV (pdf).