Dr Nicolai Suppa

Dr Nicolai Suppa

Job Title: Research Associate
Email: Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Nicolai is a Research Associate at OPHI and a Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow at the Centre for Demographic Studies in Barcelona. At OPHI, he works on several research projects. Since 2018, he has co-lead the estimation of the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (global MPI) together with Usha Kanagaratnam and Sabina Alkire. He also edits the OPHI Working Paper series. He has taught at the OPHI Summer Schools in Marrakesh in 2017 and Oxford in 2018.

After his PhD in Economics, he worked on the project ‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement in Germany and the European Union’ funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). He has a number of publications relating to multidimensional poverty and deprivation. 

Education

PhD in Economics, TU Dortmund
Diploma in Sociology, TU Dortmund
Diploma in Economics, TU Dortmund 

Research interests

Applied welfare economics, including multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis; subjective well-being; the capability approach; labour economics; and, applied econometrics.

Selected Publications

2020
Suppa N. (2020). ‘Walls of Glass. Measuring Deprivation in Social Participation’, Journal of Economic Inequality (forthcoming)

Kunze L. and Suppa N. (2020).’The effect of unemployment on social participation of spouses—Evidence from plant closures in Germany’, Empirical Economics, vol. 58, pp.815–833 (joint with Lars Kunze). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-018-1542-4

Alkire, S., Kanagaratnam, U., and Suppa, N. (2020). ‘The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2020’, OPHI MPI Methodological Note 49, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Nogales, R., Quinn, N. N., and Suppa, N. (2020). ‘On Track or Not? Projecting the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index,’ OPHI Research in Progress 58a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Kanagaratnam, U., Nogales, R. and Suppa, N. (2020). ‘Revising the global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Empirical insight and robustness’, OPHI Research in Progress 56a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

2019
Suppa, N. (2019). ‘Work and wellbeing: A conceptual proposal.’ OPHI Working Paper 131, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Kanagaratnam, U. and Suppa, N. (2019). ‘The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2019’, OPHI MPI Methodological Note 47, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Suppa, N. (2019). ‘Is there poverty in Germany?’ Dimensions, no. 6, pp.19–23, Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN).

2018
Alkire S., Kanagaratnam U. and Suppa N. (2018) ‘The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): 2018 Revision’, OPHI MPI Methodological Notes no. 46, University of Oxford. 

Suppa N. (2018) ‘Towards a Multidimensional Poverty Index for Germany’, Empirica, Vol. 45(4), pp.655-683, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10663-017-9385-3

Suppa N. (2018) ‘Transitions in Poverty and Deprivations. An Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty Dynamics’, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 51, pp.235–258 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00355-018-1114-8.

Suppa N. (2018) ‘Walls of Glass. Measuring Deprivation in Social Participation’, OPHI Working Paper No. 117, University of Oxford.

2017
Kunze L. and Suppa N. (2017) ‘Unemployment as a Social Norm Revisited: Novel Evidence from German Counties’, The Empirical Economics Letters, Vol. 16(10), pp. 1-13

Kunze L. and Suppa N. (2017) ‘Bowling alone or bowling at all? The effect of unemployment on social participation’, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, Vol. 133, pp.213–235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2016.11.012.

2016
Suppa N. (2016) ‘Comparing Monetary and Multidimensional Poverty in Germany’, OPHI Working Paper No. 103, University of Oxford.

2015
Suppa N. (2015) ‘Capability Deprivation and Life Satisfaction. Evidence from German Panel Data’, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol 16, pp.173–199 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2015.1029880.

2014
Suppa N. (2014) ‘The Capability Perspective: Basic Features and their Relevance for Social Policy’, in: (Otto H.U. and Ziegler H., eds.), Critical Social Policy and the Capability Approach, Opladen, Barbara Budrich.