Professor James Foster and Dr Suman Seth launch World Bank book in Oxford

OPHI Research Associate Professor James Foster and Research Officer Suman Seth launched the World Bank book they co-authored on Wednesday 19 June 2013 in Oxford.

Foster, who is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, and OPHI’s Seth co-wrote ‘A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Practice’ with the World Bank’s Michael Lokshin and Zurab Sajaia.

Part of the World Bank training series, the book is an introduction to the theory and practice of measuring poverty and inequality. It’s also a user’s guide for analyzing income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the World Bank’s ADePT software, which was created by the poverty team of the World Bank’s Development Research Group, Development Economics.

The Oxford launch of the book was chaired by Sudhir Anand, Professor of Economics at Oxford University.

You can see the presentation given by Professor Foster and Dr Seth here. The book can be downloaded free as a PDF here.