Dr Gaston Yalonetzky

Research Associate


Gaston is a Research Associate at OPHI and an Associate Professor in Economics at the Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, with expertise in distributional analysis, wellbeing measurement and applied statistics. Formerly a Research Officer at OPHI, Gaston has published extensively on the subject of multidimensional inequality and wellbeing analysis, and serves as an Associate Editor of Oxford Development Studies, and on the Editorial Board of Revista Apuntes (Lima, Peru). 

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  • Education

    DPhil in Economics, University of Oxford
    MSc in Economics for Development, University of Oxford
    BA in Economics, Universidad del Pacifico

  • Research interests

    Statistical operationalisation of concepts and ethical principles pertaining to human development, agency and capabilities, and distributional justice; statistical measurement of different concepts of poverty, inequality, discrimination, female empowerment, subjective wellbeing, social mobility, and social stratification.

  • Selected publications

    Seth S, Yalonetzky G. 2021. Assessing deprivation with an ordinal variable: theory and application to sanitation deprivation in Bangladesh. The World Bank Economic Review, 35(3), pp. 793-811

    Monroy L, Velez R, Yalonetzky G. 2021. Layers of inequality: Unequal opportunities and skin colour in Mexico. Review of Black Political Economy. DOI 10.1177/00346446211044149.

    Dutta I, Nogales R, Yalonetzky G. 2021. Endogenous Weights and Multidimensional Poverty: A Cautionary Tale. , 151, article No. 102649.

    Seth S, Yalonetzky G. 2021. A mobility decomposition of absolute measures of panel distributional change. Economics Letters, 201, article No. 109773.

    Asadullah MN, Trannoy A, Tubeuf S, Yalonetzky G. 2021. Measuring educational inequality of opportunity: pupil’s effort matters. World Development, 138, article No. 105262.

    Stankiewicz Serra A, Yalonetzky GI, Maia AG. 2020. Multidimensional poverty in Brazil in the early 21st century: Evidence from the demographic census. Social Indicators Research, 154, pp. 79–114. 

    Yalonetzky G. 2020. Inequality of ratios. METRON, 78(2), pp. 193-217 

    Azpitarte F, Gallegos JV, Yalonetzky G. 2020. On the Robustness of Multidimensional Counting Poverty Orderings. The Journal of Economic Inequality, 18, pp. 339–364.